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Entrepreneurship and New Value Creation: The Dynamic of the Entrepreneurial Process

Entrepreneurship and New Value Creation: The Dynamic of the Entrepreneurial Process

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Alain Fayolle
Cambridge University Press, 11/22/2007
EAN 9780521855181, ISBN10: 0521855187

Hardcover, 262 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm
Language: English

Why do some individuals decide they want to create businesses and then actually do so? Why do others decide against this course of action, even though they appear to have what it takes to succeed? These two questions were among the first that researchers in the field of entrepreneurship tried to answer. Recently, it seems that the problem is much more difficult to solve than it first appeared thirty years ago. The venture creation phenomenon is a complex one, covering a wide variety of situations. The purpose of this book is to improve our understanding of this complexity by offering both a theory of the entrepreneurial process and practical advice on how to start a new business and manage it effectively. Entrepreneurship and New Value Creation is a fascinating, research-driven book that will appeal to graduate students, researchers and reflective practitioners concerned with the dynamics of the entrepreneurial process.

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part I. Perceptions of Entrepreneurship
1. Entrepreneurship as a social and economic phenomenon
2. Entrepreneurship as a field of research
3. Entrepreneurship as an academic subject
Part II. Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurial System
4. A new perspective to understand entrepreneurship
5. Individual dimension in the I-NVC dialogic
6. New Value Creation dimension in the I-NVC dialogic
Part III. Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Processes
7. Introduction to the concept of entrepreneurial process
8. The dynamic dimension of the entrepreneurial process
9. A generic model of the entrepreneurial process
Part IV. Entrepreneurial Process Dynamics
10. Entrepreneurial Process Trigger Phase
11. Entrepreneurial process commitment phase
12. Entrepreneurial process survival/development phase
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index.