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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.

6 Determinants of Entrepreneurship: The quest for the entrepreneurial gene

Roy Thurik

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.

In the exploration for factors associated with entrepreneurship, social scientists tend to assume that behavior is shaped cognitively by culture and socialization. Thurik frames his review through the age-old ‘nature versus nurture’ lens, with an eye toward recent developments in genetic sequencing. Explaining differences in competing methodologies, he points to the promise of genome-wide association studies—and their challenges—as a way to understand what makes an entrepreneur. The likely short answer: a complex interplay of both cognitive and inherited qualities.

In the exploration for factors associated with entrepreneurship, social scientists tend to assume that behavior is shaped cognitively by culture and socialization. Thurik frames his review through the age-old ‘nature versus nurture’ lens, with an eye toward recent developments in genetic sequencing. Explaining differences in competing methodologies, he points to the promise of genome-wide association studies—and their challenges—as a way to understand what makes an entrepreneur. The likely short answer: a complex interplay of both cognitive and inherited qualities.

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