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Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation

Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation

Edited by David B. Audretsch, Christopher S. Hayter and Albert N. Link

This landmark book will be the first port of call for any student or scholar seeking a brief introduction to each of the fundamental topics in entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation. Written by the top international scholars in their field, this book has an encyclopedic range; from academic entrepreneurship to valuing an entrepreneurial enterprise. Each chapter provides an informed overview of the topic and references in each chapter guide the reader to the more advanced literature. Students of entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation as well as those who wish to have an introduction to the scope of this field of study will be benefit from this exemplary collection.

32 Serial Entrepreneurship

Andrew Burke

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, organisational innovation, innovation and technology, organisational innovation

This landmark book will be the first port of call for any student or scholar seeking a brief introduction to each of the fundamental topics in entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation. Written by the top international scholars in their field, this book has an encyclopedic range; from academic entrepreneurship to valuing an entrepreneurial enterprise. Each chapter provides an informed overview of the topic and references in each chapter guide the reader to the more advanced literature. Students of entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation as well as those who wish to have an introduction to the scope of this field of study will be benefit from this exemplary collection.

Serial entrepreneurship refers to individuals who have established two or more companies. The term ‘serial entrepreneur’ can include many types of individuals, including freelance entrepreneurs, corporate entrepreneurs and investors—not just owner-managers—who are critical to the establishment and operation of ventures. Burke cautions, however, that scholars have paid far more attention to serial entrepreneurs as opposed to broader phenomenon of serial entrepreneurship: what is entrepreneurial persistence and how do associated roles evolve over time? Previous owner-manager experience can lead to subsequent roles as an investor or freelance serial entrepreneur, a topic ripe for future study.

Serial entrepreneurship refers to individuals who have established two or more companies. The term ‘serial entrepreneur’ can include many types of individuals, including freelance entrepreneurs, corporate entrepreneurs and investors—not just owner-managers—who are critical to the establishment and operation of ventures. Burke cautions, however, that scholars have paid far more attention to serial entrepreneurs as opposed to broader phenomenon of serial entrepreneurship: what is entrepreneurial persistence and how do associated roles evolve over time? Previous owner-manager experience can lead to subsequent roles as an investor or freelance serial entrepreneur, a topic ripe for future study.

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