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A Contemporary & Global Approach

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October 2020 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Written by a team of leading international scholars, this new book treats entrepreneurship as an ever-evolving social phenomenon, and explores the recent trends that impact it, such as:
  • digitisation;
  • disruptive technologies;
  • the rise of the 'gig' economy and;
  • the growing importance of community-based and social entrepreneurship.
Including a mixture of case studies, examples, consideration of policy issues and exercises, this text provides practical perspectives of Entrepreneurship in support of key theory, while discussion questions, suggested reading and assignments help situate and test understanding.
Chapter 1: Entrepreneurship: A Contemporary Approach - David Deakins
Chapter 2: Entrepreneurship Practice: A Global Perspective - Li Xiao
Chapter 3: Diversity and Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship - Paul Lassalle, Sakura Yamamura and Geoff Whittam
Chapter 4: Social entrepreneurship: Methods of, and challenges in, catalysing positive social change - Andreana Drencheva and Martina Battisti
Chapter 5: Resources for Entrepreneurship - Jonathan M. Scott
Chapter 6: Finance for Entrepreneurship - David Deakins
Chapter 7: Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Danny Soetanto
Chapter 8: Corporate Entrepreneurship - Jarna Heinonen
Chapter 9: Ethics and sustainability in business / for entrepreneurship - Inge Hill and Jonathan M. Scott
Chapter 10: Internationalization and Entrepreneurship - Jonathan M. Scott
Chapter 11: Business Models and Entrepreneurship - David Deakins


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Entrepreneurship is a rich and multi-faceted world. This book is particularly pertinent in that it covers important issues such as diversity in entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, especially as policy makers face fundamental questions about inclusion and inequality in our societies and economies.

David Halabisky
Economist, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

This text prioritises modern critical perspectives, with explicit focus on topics including diversity, sustainability and the international dimension. As such, the authors provide students with a wide-ranging introduction to the complex social phenomenon of entrepreneurship. Crucially, this is a book about entrepreneurship and not one simply aiming to provide a standard recipe for entrepreneurship. It therefore avoids the easy trap of privileging only one, West-dominated and cliched interpretation of what entrepreneurship is and why it matters – making it an invaluable reader to accompany any introductory entrepreneurship class.

Magnus George
Head of Department and Professor in Entrepreneurship, Department for Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Lancaster University Management School, UK

I love the focus on context and on diversity in this timely book. The extension of thought about community-based entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship is welcome, particularly as we have seen the impact of a worldwide pandemic through our economies and in our diverse communities. I see this as an ideal read for anyone interested in studying or simply understanding how entrepreneurship might look right now; in our own spaces or in the ever-changing globalised and disrupted economies of the world.

Jo Bensemann
Head of School, School of Management, Massey University, New Zealand

Very clear book with comprehensive information for students.

School of Planning and Landscape, Manchester University
January 8, 2021

David Deakins

Professor David Deakins is an honorary researcher at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, and Adjunct Professor, School of Management, Massey University in New Zealand. He has over 30 years’ experience of research with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs. He returned to the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014 after retiring from Massey University. Whilst at Massey, he led various research projects undertaken for the New Zealand Government on SMEs, including regulation, internationalization and innovation. He also completed consultancy and research... More About Author

Jonathan M. Scott

Dr Jonathan M. Scott is a senior lecturer in Innovation and Strategy at Waikato Management School, Tauranga Central Business District (CBD) campus, University of Waikato, New Zealand, where he teaches various innovation, entrepreneurship and strategy courses. He is a co-editor of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, and has recently been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Entrepreneurship Unit, University of Turku, Finland. Jonathan’s collaborative research focuses on three main themes: (1) entrepreneurial finance and diversity, in particular gender and ethnic differences; (2) business support and policy; and ... More About Author

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