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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.

4 Bootstrapping Finance

Hans Landström

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.

Bootstrapping is a way of obtaining early-stage entrepreneurial funding without relying upon debt or equity-based finance vehicles. Reviewing the extant literature, Landström shows us that the vast majority of new ventures are established this way. The methods vary drastically, however, from credit cards and second mortgages to shared space and government subsidies. The article concludes with practical advice: bootstrapping should be a ubiquitous philosophy among entrepreneurs, although it does have its limits.

Bootstrapping is a way of obtaining early-stage entrepreneurial funding without relying upon debt or equity-based finance vehicles. Reviewing the extant literature, Landström shows us that the vast majority of new ventures are established this way. The methods vary drastically, however, from credit cards and second mortgages to shared space and government subsidies. The article concludes with practical advice: bootstrapping should be a ubiquitous philosophy among entrepreneurs, although it does have its limits.

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