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Exploring Entrepreneurship

Third Edition


September 2021 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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 expanded third edition of Exploring Entrepreneurship includes:

• Additional coverage of entrepreneurship and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), corporate entrepreneurship, variety and diversity in entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial approaches to the delivery of public services
• New and updated Case Studies that tackle cutting-edge practical issues
• New and updated Researcher Profiles from leading international scholars
• Enhanced Recommended Reading sections in each chapter with concise introductions to the latest research findings

Essential online resources for students, including selected SAGE journal articles, pre-reading suggestions, self-assessment questions and revision tips, plus a range of lecturer resources, are available.

Suitable reading for students taking modules in Entrepreneurship or Small Business Management at upper undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
 
Chapter 1 Introduction
 
Chapter 2 Varieties of Entrepreneurship
 
PART I Entrepreneurship in Practice
 
Chapter 3 Visions: Creating New Ventures
 
Chapter 4 Opportunities: Nurturing Creativity and Innovation
 
Chapter 5 People: Leading Teams and Networks
 
Chapter 6 Markets: Understanding Customers and Competitors
 
Chapter 7 Operations: Implementing Technologies, Processes and Controls
 
Chapter 8 Accounts: Interpreting Financial Performance
 
Chapter 9 Finances: Raising Capital for New Ventures
 
PART II Perspectives on Entrepreneurship
 
Chapter 10 Research Matters: Introduction and Overview
 
Chapter 11 Individual Perspectives: Beyond the ‘Heroic’ Entrepreneur
 
Chapter 12 Social Perspectives: Understanding People and Places
 
Chapter 13 Economic Perspectives: Influences and Impacts
 
Chapter 14 Historical Perspectives: The ‘Long View’
 
Chapter 15 Political Perspectives: From Policy to Practice
 
Chapter 16 Reflections: Entrepreneurial Learning

Richard Blundel

Richard K. Blundel is Professor of Enterprise and Organisation in the Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise at The Open University.  He has been involved in creating and leading several new undergraduate and postgraduate courses in entrepreneurship and innovation.  Richard’s current research focuses on promoting environmental sustainability in SMEs.  He also examines growth and innovation in craft-based firms, such as cheesemakers, small boat builders, furniture designer-makers and brass musical instrument manufacturers. His work has been published in journals such as Business & Society, Business... More About Author

Nigel Lockett

Nigel Lockett is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde. He is a senior academic, experienced manager, serial entrepreneur and community leader. In 2015, he was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship for outstanding contribution to enterprise in higher education. Nigel also has over 25 years’ experience as a company director, with a track record in managing start-up, joint venture and social enterprises. His current research interests focus on academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning and the use of customer relationship management (CRM)... More About Author

Catherine Wang

Catherine L. Wang is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the Brunel Business School, Brunel University London. She has been involved in creating the undergraduate programme in entrepreneurship and innovation. Catherine’s research interests are at the intersection of entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy, and in particular, how firms can turn strategic and entrepreneurial resources and capabilities into successful innovation and firm performance in both commercial and social enterprises. Her work has been published in journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, British Journal of Management, International Journal... More About Author

Suzanne Mawson

Suzanne Mawson is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde, where she teaches creativity and entrepreneurial thinking at Masters and MBA level. She is an expert in business development and growth, with particular expertise in programming and interventions to support ambitious and growth-oriented firms. Suzanne’s research interests also cover alternative entrepreneurial finance such as crowdfunding, as well as start-up and growth-oriented entrepreneurship in migrant and refugee communities. Her research has been published in a range of leading entrepreneurship and... More About Author

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