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.
A detailed and contemporary text offering a coherent outline of key concepts and practices in the field of entrepreneurship. This book explores a diverse range of issues relevant to all studying entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behaviour; an excellent and comprehensive text. It is to be recommended to all those engaged with teaching, debating and theorising entrepreneurship.
This book provides an insightful grounded perspective on the rapidly evolving subject of entrepreneurship. The combination of the practical and the academic gives it a distinctive position in the marketplace for student texts on the subject.
This is a well written and accessible book on entrepreneurship which makes a welcome return in an improved second edition. Blundel, Lockett and Wang with their blend of practical coverage and perspectives on entrepreneurship make the subject come to life. This book will be invaluable to lecturers and students alike.
This is a great book which is easy to read for practitioners and offers a comprehensive insight for academic scholars and entrepreneurs.
Part Two explores the research dimensions of entrepreneurship and is more likely to appeal to the final year undergraduate or postgraduate student looking for deeper knowledge of different research perspectives and their interactions with both entrepreneurial and the learner’s experiences. Important economic, historical and political perspectives are addressed in an authoritative, yet accessible way, which also embeds international dimensions throughout. The final chapter addresses entrepreneurial learning, however the focus on learning is recursive throughout the book.
Exploring Entrepreneurship is a breakthrough textbook for students of entrepreneurship. No other textbook combines such a clear summary of the start-up process along with a comprehensive overview of the developing discipline of entrepreneurship studies.
The book is a great basis for developing students' thinking about the topic of entrepreneurship. It provides the basic concepts and can be complemented by more in-depth journal articles to dive into particular issues. Particularly the companion website is a great tool to support teaching development and reflection about how to structure the class.
This is well written and easy to read book for students that is clear and concise.
An excellent guide to entrepreneurship from theory to practice.
Useful overview of varieties of entrepreneurship for an introductory module.
I have also used part II for the dissertation module to provide examples of research approaches to entrepreneurship.