- xi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Blackburn, Robert A.,Hytti, Ulla,Tegtmeier, Silke,
- Corporate Author
- European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
- Contents: 1. Introduction: Establishing new frontiers for European entrepreneurship research Ulla Hytti, Robert Blackburn and Silke Tegtmeier. 2. Migrant entrepreneurship: Taking stock and moving forward Trevor Jones, Monder Ram and María Villares-Varela. 3. The role of trust and bridging social capital in immigrant business owners' start-up process Satu Aaltonen and Elisa Akola. 4. Is what's good for business good for society? Entrepreneurship in a school setting. Karin Axelsson, Linda Höglund and Maria Mårtensson. 5. Cultural repertoires of the division of labour market and family responsibilities between Slovak entrepreneurial couples and their gendered nature Marie Pospíšilová. 6. Do dreams always come true? Daughters' expectations and experience in family business succession Francesca Maria Cesaroni and Annalisa Sentuti. 7. Building Dynamic Capabilities -- Chairperson's leadership, knowledge and experience in SMEs Daniel Yar Hamidi. 8. Co-creating strategy between independent consultants in a micro-firm context Tanja Lepistö, Satu Aaltonen and Ulla Hytti. 9. Empirical exploration of a cohort of new technology-based firms in Sweden: what happens to them during their early years? Heikki Rannikko, Erno Tornikoski, Anders Isaksson, Hans Löfsten and Hanna Rydehell.Summary: Context is everything in entrepreneurship research. This book compellingly demonstrates the ways in which the distinctive European cultural, societal and geographic environments enable research into new entrepreneurial phenomena. It also gives guidance as to how future research should endeavour to understand the influences of context. The Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Contexts explores the European methodological diversity encompassing various academic disciplines and research paradigms. Contributors suggest European entrepreneurship research should give priority to the local and individual to enable new research questions that are resonant with context. Finally, the book welcomes critical analyses of entrepreneurship that aim at questioning the taken-for-granted assumptions and analyses that increase our understanding of the counterproductive forms of entrepreneurship. Providing a unique insight into the emerging topics of entrepreneurship research, both European and international researchers will benefit from the different analytical and methodological perspectives provided to understand the differences, similarities and configurations of context. With a variety of regional and industry examples, postgraduates will significantly benefit from the overview of new and important research. --