The emergence of small businesses within a community or country helps to establish that regionâe(tm)s role in the global economy. As economic achievement is vital to the overall development of a region, a framework for entrepreneurship success and innovation is necessary to keep up with the competitive global market. The Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Success and its Impact on Regional Development is a critical reference source for current research on entrepreneurship and its impact on regional development. Featuring comprehensive coverage on a variety of topics relating to social entrepreneurship, internationalization, business policies, innovation, sustainability, and higher education, this handbook of research is an essential resource for practitioners, academicians, researchers, and students interested in the effect that entrepreneurial success has on a particular region.
Ô. . . the book is an important reading in the field of entrepreneurship. One of its main contributions is that it clearly shows that the process of new firm formation is a regional event. The chapters are rich in theoretical insights and data, and are valuable readings for students, academics, and policy-makers interested in entrepreneurship and regional growth.Õ Ð Christine Tam‡sy, Regional Studies ÔEntrepreneurship can have powerful effects on local as well as national economies. The chapters in this edited volume, authored by well-known experts in their fields, explore various aspects of entrepreneurship and regional development. The book provides an illuminating overview of the current state of knowledge while also sharing with the reader several new findings and insights on issues as diverse as globalization, regional employment growth, nascent entrepreneurs, gazelles, labor productivity, government regulations, and university entrepreneurship. It is recommended reading for anyone interested in these topics.Õ Ð Simon C. Parker, The University of Western Ontario, Canada ÔThere is substantial evidence regarding the considerable regional variation in business creation. Michael Fritsch has done a fine job of assembling the most recent analyses of the best scholars on the regional factors affecting firm creation and the consequences. It is essential reading for any scholar or policy analyst seeking a state-of-the-art overview of the current empirical status of research on this important topic.Õ Ð Paul D. Reynolds, George Washington University, US ÔThis Handbook examines the contribution of the entrepreneur and related processes to regional economic development. The recognition that the indirect entrepreneurial effects on development are more significant than the direct is an important and under-girding conclusion. And further, that entrepreneurial driven effects are often not felt immediately but in some cases only across decades, as illustrated by the over-two-decade incubation of the entrepreneurial culture in Silicon Valley which only later resulted in it becoming the dominant icon of scientific and technology regional development that it is today.Õ Ð Roger Stough, George Mason University, US ÔThis volume fills an important gap in the research literature on entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is a localized phenomenon and all too many studies disregard this fact. Thus, the regional economic milieu is a critical factor determining not only the volume and type of entrepreneurship but also the effects of entrepreneurship in terms of value-added growth, employment growth, etc. The contributions in this book by a number of leading scientists in the field provide an excellent overview and understanding of the prerequisites for and the role of entrepreneurship in regional growth and development.Õ Ð Charlie Karlsson, Jšnkšping University, Sweden Recent research has found pronounced differences in the level of entrepreneurship and new business formation across various regions and nations. This timely Handbook reveals that the development of new ventures as well as their effects on overall economic growth are strongly shaped by their regional and national environment. The expert group of contributors gives an overview on the current state of the art in this field, and proposes avenues for further investigation. Topics include the regional determinants of new business formation, the effects of start-ups on growth, the role of globalization for regional entrepreneurship, the effect of national and regional framework conditions, as well as the role of universities as incubators of innovative new firms.
Globalization demands the construction of new business methods to enable companies to remain highly competitive. Due to this demand, cultural differences are now being implemented into policies and procedures as companies expand and seek to collaborate with international entrepreneurs. The Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Social Dynamics in a Globalized World is a pivotal reference source for emergent aspects of internationalization and regional development in an entrepreneurial context. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as digital entrepreneurship, sustainability, and financial performance, this publication is an ideal resource for academics, public and private institutions, developers, professors, researchers, and post-graduate students seeking current research on globalized entrepreneurship.
In the corporate world, businesses are focused on increasing their revenues but ignore the cries of social and environmental concerns from nearby communities. At the other end of the spectrum, nonprofits seek to help their local communities but are constantly required to create fundraisers without having adequate time to put those collected donations to use. The world needs an industry to combine civic engagement and public service with wealth and value creation to provide self-sustaining opportunities for public services that are sometimes overlooked or ignored. The Handbook of Research on Value Creation for Small and Micro Social Enterprises defines the concept of social enterprise and provides vital insight into the importance of rebalancing, creating, and promoting economic activities that achieve social fairness, cultural fulfillment, and the protection of the environment. While highlighting topics such as marketing strategies, cross-cultural frameworks, and public policy, this publication focuses on empowering rather than controlling sustainable solutions for various communities and consumers. This book is ideally designed for researchers, policymakers, academicians who teach and/or research small and micro social enterprises, and advanced-level students furthering their research exposure to pertinent topics in this field.
Religion and its effect on individuals in organizations is critical to understand as organizational behavior and culture are dependent upon individual employees. Evaluating the link between religion and organizations is important in today’s world in order to develop organizations and understand employee motivations, perspectives, and ideals. Further research into this link is needed to ensure organizations operate successfully and prosper. Religion and Its Impact on Organizational Behavior seeks to enhance the understanding of theories, concepts, procedures, and processes related to the impact and effect that religion has on the behavior of individuals in organizations. Covering a range of topics such as personality and religion, human perception of religion, and work-related attitudes, this book is ideal for practitioners, industry professionals, business owners, policymakers, researchers, academicians, instructors, and students.
Contemporary research in the field of time-based currency has generally been unstructured and takes a retrospective point of view. In practice, approaches to this field commonly taken until now have shown that there can be as many points of view as there are researchers. Time Bank as a Complementary Economic System: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides a systemic study of a soft system called the Time Bank, a reciprocal service exchange that uses units of time as currency. This publication explores the contemporary context of Time Bank and describes the most recent research methodologies and results. Its content represents the work of business exchange, knowledge management, and soft systems, and it is designed for economists, managers, business professionals, social scientists, academicians, and researchers seeking coverage on topics centered on soft systems and their economic influence.
To strategically plan the future of a business, it is necessary to thoroughly understand the business and its position in the marketplace. This knowledge must be gathered through a comprehensive analysis of the organization, its suppliers, and customers. It is critical to review the tools and techniques that are available to develop a complete picture of the strength and value of a company and its internal interactions and relationships, together with the surrounding environment of competition and other factors that will enable planners to reliably assess the possibilities for the strategic direction for the organization. Insufficient attention is currently being given in business studies to achieve critical, useful information for the strategic development of an organization. Critical Analysis and Architecture for Strategic Business Planning seeks to fill current gaps in business and operations research by highlighting the need for greater focus on the research and analysis required to obtain the right kind of information pertaining to the effective business development of an organization. This publication examines the literature for best practices for business research and analysis, which would lead to obtaining the most advantageous information for guiding business and organizations. Covering topics such as business planning, information systems, and competitive advantage, it is an essential resource for managers, business leaders, business strategists, consultants, students and educators of higher education, researchers, and academicians.