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Edited by Rolf Sternberg and Gerhard Krauss
Chapter 1: Introduction: on the relationship between entrepreneurship and creativity
This chapter introducing the edited volume describes the emergent topics of creativity and entrepreneurship as well as their interdependencies. Different schools of thinking and theorizing creativity and entrepreneurship, and contrasting contributions and perspectives from various scientific and disciplinary fields, coexist. Some of them will be brought together in this handbook of research on entrepreneurship and creativity. This introduction has two aims. First, the interpretations and main theoretical and empirical insights concerning creativity and entrepreneurship are presented. The multidisciplinarity of both concepts is explicitly considered. Also the relevance of entrepreneurship and creativity for government policies is briefly discussed, given their popularity at the supranational level of (e.g.) EU policies, at the national level of central governments, at the regional level of federal state governments and, finally, at the local level of city governments. Secondly, the chapter briefly summarizes the aims, the methods and the results of each of the other 12 contributions to this edited volume on the handbook of research on entrepreneurship and creativity.