Exploring Entrepreneurship (häftad)
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Exploring Entrepreneurship (häftad)

Exploring Entrepreneurship

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A detailed and critical analysis of the multiple types of entrepreneurship, helping students to understand the practical skills and theoretical concepts needed to create their very own entrepreneurial venture.

Split into two parts, the book provides an even balance between theory and practice. Part 1 covers the practical activities involved in new entrepreneurial ventures, and Part 2 uses the latest research to explore entrepreneurship from different perspectives.

The second edition features a new author, Catherine Wang, who brings specialist knowledge in entrepreneurial learning, ethnic minority entrepreneurship and international entrepreneurship. There are new chapters on the Varieties of Entrepreneurship, including social entrepreneurship (not-for-profit) and Intrapreneurship (employees within organizations) and Entrepreneurial Learning, which explores how entrepreneurs hone and develop their thinking. There is also a collection of new international case studies, including Dyson, Facebook, Made.com, and examples of entrepreneurship in China and Ghana.

The book is complemented by a companion website featuring online resources for instructors and students, including PowerPoint Slides, additional mini case studies, multiple choice questions, video links, and revision tips.

Suitable reading for students taking modules in Entrepreneurship or New venture creation at upper undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
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This is a great book, a book that I long have searched for and wanted for my students. What I particular value in this book is the books discussion of pro and cons, and how it allows the reader to evaluate their options. The book offers a nice and balanced introduction to the variety of ways one could engage in entrepreneurship, both in practice and as a learner. Part I takes a “how to do” approach aiding the reader from an idea search to an emerging new venture. Part II addresses the learners need for guidance. Through the tales of entrepreneurship scholars, cases, elaborations on research questions and methods, the learner are offered a way into exploring essential emerging issues in entrepreneurship research themselves. The format of the book allows me as a teacher in entrepreneurship subjects to assist the learning of my students by inviting them into the entrepreneurial universe by themselves taking part in their own entrepreneurial endeavor through action and reflection.

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Richard Blundel is Professor of Enterprise and Organisation at The Open University and an Honorary Fellow of the ESRC Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), University of Surrey.  He is an organisational researcher and educator with a particular interest in the links between entrepreneurial activity, innovation and environmental sustainability.  Richard has examined the nature and consequences of growth in different organisational contexts, including small artisanal food producers, manufacturing businesses and social enterprises.  His work has appeared in journals such as Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Enterprise & Society, Industry & Innovation, The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Business Ethics: A European Review, Prometheus, and the Journal of Small Business Management.  Recent projects include: the ESRC seminar series, Green Innovation: Making it Work; an ESRC-funded collaboration with the University of Oxford and Climate Outreach to develop new ways of engaging SME owners and managers in the sustainable growth agenda; and a collaborative study that examines learning and growth processes in contemporary designer-maker enterprises.  Richard has developed a variety of educational courses in entrepreneurship and innovation, supervises research students and advises on Open University media projects in this area, such as the BBC / OU co-production 'Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses'.

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