commercial entrepreneurship. The behavior of the Native Alaskans was in this
respect no different from that of the whites. The whites did not want to join Alutiiq
hunting and fishing teams even had they been invited or qualified to do so, which
Author: Ivan Light
Publisher: Lexington Books
In Entrepreneurs and Capitalism since Luther: Rediscovering the Moral Economy, Ivan Light and Léo-Paul Dana study the history of business, capitalism, and entrepreneurship to examine the values of social and cultural capital. Six chapters evaluate case studies that illustrate contrasting relationships between social networks, vocational culture, and entrepreneurship. Light and Dana argue that, in capitalism’s early stages, cultural capital is scarcer than social capital and therefore more crucial for business owners. Conversely, when capitalism is well established, social capital is scarcer than cultural capital and becomes more crucial. Light and Dana then trace moral legitimations of capitalism from the Reformation to the Enlightenment, the Gilded Age, and finally to Joseph Schumpeter whose concept of “creative destruction” freed elite entrepreneurs from moral restraints that encumber small business owners. After examining the availability of social and cultural capital in the contemporary United States, Light and Dana show that business owners’ social capital enforces conventional morality in markets, facilitating commerce and legitimating small businesses the old-fashioned way. As their networks become more isolated, elite entrepreneurs must claim and ultimately deliver successful results to earn public toleration of immoral or predatory conduct.
What is entrepreneurship? Is it important? What do entrepreneurs actually do? These are a few of the key questions considered in this Very Short Introduction.
Author: Paul Westhead
Publisher: Oxford University Press
What is entrepreneurship? Is it important? What do entrepreneurs actually do? These are a few of the key questions considered in this Very Short Introduction. Paul Westhead and Mike Wright provide a clear guide to all aspects of the process of entrepreneurship, including the diversity of the people involved and the benefits it brings to society.
The text employs a flexible 3-part structure - starting with entrepreneurship as a process, the entrepreneur as a person, and finally how entrepreneurs create value - to acknowledge that entrepreneurship unfolds in a wide range of diverse ...
Author: David Stokes
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
A work from Cengage Learning on "Entrepreneurship".
The editors claim that growth, not stagnation, advantage, not decline, are irreversible traits of business activity. This is why the very concept of entrepreneurship calls for values and responsibility-even more than in the past.
Author: Wojciech W. Gasparski
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Entrepreneurship is the capability to be an entrepreneur. Beyond that idea is an ideology that a person's business actions result in industrial growth or technical advances, making that person a leader in the economic world. The contributors to this latest volume in the Praxiology Series, now available in paperback, are united in claiming that resourcefulness is a characteristic of people who take effective action, and that effectiveness is dependent on good, ethical purposes. The wide-angle definition of entrepreneurship presented in this volume demands that people and organizations engage in more than simple self-interest, but also display awareness of the prospects for wider growth and advances resulting from their decisions. In a period of financial crisis caused by irresponsible behavior by eminent would-be "entrepreneurs" the significance of this perspective should be evident. The editors claim that growth, not stagnation, advantage, not decline, are irreversible traits of business activity. This is why the very concept of entrepreneurship calls for values and responsibility-even more than in the past. The contributors develop the idea of entrepreneurship from both theoretical approaches religious and practical, or applied perspectives. This inter- and multidisciplinary approach offers readers a chance to rebuild trust in entrepreneurship.
This book is unique as it explores the emerging profile of Asian women entrepreneurs in a western context through analysis of interviews with 16 Asian women in Australia.
Author: Navarat Sachayansrisakul
Although there have been previous books on ethnic entrepreneurship with limited concentration on the participation of women in their family businesses, only few business scholars consider women as key business players. This book is unique as it explores the emerging profile of Asian women entrepreneurs in a western context through analysis of interviews with 16 Asian women in Australia. Asian women entrepreneurs bring together ethnic opportunities and personal characteristics to enhance their business performance. They balance western and Asian business and personal values. The findings in this book are significant both in terms of theoretical and practical standpoints as they contribute to the existing knowledge of ethnic entrepreneurship and female entrepreneurship. Also, this book provides useful information and suggestion for the new immigrants to the west as well as the new business owners. It also portrays success stories shared by 16 experienced and successful female business owners who are role models for the next generation of women entrepreneurs, especially those with Asian ethnic background.
entrepreneurs'. associations. and. networks. There are a number of private sector
associations in Kenya, each representing groups of MSEs. Key among these are
Jua Kali associations which represent micro-enterprises in the informal ...
Author: Lois Stevenson
Publisher: International Labour Organization
The African Development Bank's (AfDB) Addis Ababa Forum in June 2003 focused on the role of women entrepreneurs in private sector development, poverty reduction, and sustainable growth and development. It provided an opportunity for the AfDB and the International Labour Office (ILO) to join forces using their complementary expertise in support of women-owned businesses in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Zambia. This report is based on the country assessment for Kenya, where the ILO has been researching and supporting women's entrepreneurship. Examining such issues as the economic context, micro-finance.
Arguably the entrepreneurs behind them would prefer to be remembered for their
creative contributions rather than for their business acumen. In this chapter we
look at examples of these and other artistic entrepreneurs. Some gifted artists
Author: John Thompson
This new edition completely up-dates the text and takes account of recent work. New material replaces existing information so that individuals such as Michelle Mone (taking on giants) and Ken Morrison, and the stories of Yo Sushi and Lonely Planet are included.The following features are incorporated :Social enterprises (which generate income) are separated from community based ventures which are more grant dependent. The story of Aspire will be introduced and The Storm Model Agency The chapter on the Entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley is to be re-crafted and moved towards the end of the book. It covers both the entrepreneurs and the process and context issues that have helped explain the Silicon Valley phenomenon. The New Internet Entrepreneurs chapter is now to come immediately after Chapter 4 and will be rewritten to include new stories on E-Bay (success) and e-Toys (failure).. There is to be a stronger section on the characteristics of 'The Entrepreneur Enabler' - people who advise and support entrepreneurs . Web support materials and worked examples are to be written for academic adoptions.
4.2 Promotion of women as entrepreneurs The overall entrepreneurship culture
in the three countries is considered weak. Although MSEs are acknowledged as
being important to the economic development of the country, most small-scale ...
Author: Lois Stevenson
Publisher: International Labour Organization
The African Development Bank's (AfDB) Addis Ababa Forum in June 2003 focused on the role of women entrepreneurs in private sector development, poverty reduction, and sustainable growth and development. It provided an opportunity for the AfDB and the International Labour Office (ILO) to join forces using their complementary expertise in support of women-owned businesses in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. This report provides background information on the ILO-AfDB country-level studies on growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. It discusses the growing global interest in the phenomenon and offers details on the methodology used in gathering information for the report as well as an overview of the situation facing women entrepreneurs in these countries. In addition, the report examines the application of integrated framework and identifies policy and programme measures in support of women entrepreneurs while also highlighting good practices and offering recommendations for further action.
women. entrepreneurs. INTRODUCTION. The literature on women
entrepreneurship, while not as vast as that on male entrepreneurship, does
provide a varied picture of women entrepreneurs' differing critical dimensions.
The contributions in ...
Author: Andrea Smith-Hunter
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
One of the strengths of this book lies in the admirable literature reviews throughout the volume. The authors reviews vast amounts of literature on women entrepreneurs, and more specifically, studies involving women minority entrepreneurs. The nature of this task should not be underestimated, given the ever-expanding academic field of entrepreneurship and women s entrepreneurship in particular. I read this book as an academic, and would argue that it is of most use for academics (students and professors), and provides an up-to-date and well-researched portrait of women entrepreneurs in the USA and beyond. . . this book fills an important gap in the literature, not only because there is a growing population of women entrepreneurs, but also because of the growing number of minority women entering entrepreneurship. Jodyanne Kirkwood, Women in Management Review This book serves an important purpose. It draws attention to the need for further research on ethnic minority women entrepreneurs. Anne de Bruin, International Small Business Journal This monograph provides a very comprehensive study of women entrepreneurs in the US and in many industrialized and developing countries. . . Recommended. General readers; all levels of students; faculty and professionals. E.P. Hoffman, Choice In this book Andrea E. Smith-Hunter interweaves quantitative findings with qualitative depth, resulting in an informative and objective report of explanatory variables, differences and similarities among women entrepreneurs from unlike racial backgrounds. Among others, she develops models of human capital dimensions, network structures, and entrepreneurial success. Léo-Paul Dana, Journal of International Entrepreneurship Women entrepreneurs command an increasingly large presence at the international and national levels. A significant part of this impact is due to growing numbers of minority women becoming entrepreneurs. This volume provides some of the most comprehensive data to date on the topic of women entrepreneurs across racial lines. It offers a systematic and conceptual framework for understanding issues of network structures and human and financial capital, analyzed through a comparative analysis of minority and white women entrepreneurs. The book begins by looking at the historical and current contributions of women in the labor market, as well as literature related to women entrepreneurs. Subsequent chapters take a critical and in-depth look at white and minority entrepreneurs. Later chapters examine the status of women entrepreneurs in the US, followed by various analyses of their position in the global marketplace. The book concludes with a set of action tools to aid women entrepreneurs as they navigate the road to economic success. Through a well-chosen sample, rich analysis and insightful accounts, Andrea E. Smith-Hunter compellingly details the challenges and opportunities faced by women entrepreneurs in today s marketplace. Government agencies, researchers, entrepreneurs and those involved with the financial aspects of entrepreneurial ventures will find this volume of great interest.
Additional research is warranted to explore whether individual external agencies
can provide the appropriate information (i.e., depth and quality) required by
entrepreneurs seeking to identify and exploit business opportunities. Given the ...
Author: Deniz Ucbasaran
Publisher: Now Publishers Inc
Habitual Entrepreneurs examines the scale of habitual entrepreneurship and uses insights from human capital theory and cognitive theories to present a theoretical case for distinguishing between different types of entrepreneurs with reference to their prior business ownership experience.
entrepreneurs. in. New. Zealand: private. capital. perspectives. Anne. de. Bruin.
and. Susan. Flint-Hartle*. INTRODUCTION. In New Zealand (NZ), there has been
a steady increase in the number of women business owners. Over the 1966 to ...
Author: C. G. Brush
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
The female entrepreneurship researchers community has to thank these women for their brilliant work in reviewing, revising and selecting the best papers from the second Diana International Conference that were finally edited for this volume. . . the book is a good compendium of female entrepreneurship circumstances in different countries that focuses specifically on the explanation as to why gender plays a role in the number of ventures started by women and why they are in general smaller and less growth-oriented. Manuela Pardo-del-Val, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal . . . this edited text draws upon a range of international contributors to present a comparative overview of challenges facing female entrepreneurs seeking to grow their firms. . . this is an interesting book that makes a welcome contribution to contemporary debate. Susan Marlow, International Small Business Journal The data and information presented in this work will be of particular interest to students and scholars of entrepreneurship or labor and women s studies. Recommended. General readers; upper-division undergraduate through professional collections. E.P. Hoffman, Choice Enterprising new firms drive economic growth, and women around the world are important contributors to that growth. As entrepreneurs, they seize opportunities, develop and deliver new goods and services and, in the process, create wealth for themselves, their families, communities, and countries. This volume explores the role women entrepreneurs play in this economic progress, highlighting the challenges they encounter in launching and growing their businesses, and providing detailed studies of how their experiences vary from country to country. Statistics show that businesses owned by women tend to remain smaller than those owned by men, whether measured by the number of employees or by the size of revenues. Because women-led firms fail to grow as robustly, the opportunities to innovate and expand are limited, as are the rewards. Based on recent studies that examine the links between entrepreneurial supply and demand issues, this volume provides insights into how women around the world are addressing the challenges of entrepreneurial growth. The first set of chapters consists of country overviews and provides discussions of the state of women growing businesses. The second set of chapters describes research projects under way in different countries and explores more focused topics under the umbrella of women business owners and business growth. The volume concludes with an agenda and projects for future research. Academics and policymakers will gain a greater understanding of women s entrepreneurial behaviors and outcomes through this path-breaking volume. Those who support women through education and training, policymaking, or providing entrepreneurial resources will also find the volume of great practical interest.