This cutting-edge book explores the impact of pandemic shocks and other crises on
businesses. Focusing on growing threats to business resilience, it offers innovative
strategies to manage financial change and reposition small and medium-sized
enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs for success.
Building on a variety of contrasting perspectives, this book focuses on the connection between university spin-offs and regional economic development. It aptly captures the diverse range of concepts relating to the main participants in the process of university spin-offs, reflecting on their roles and how these may have changed.
This Modern Guide explores central ideas, concepts, and themes in the Austrian school of economics, with a focus on how they, and with them the overall theory, have evolved over recent decades. Leading scholars offer their insights into potential directions of future research in the field, pointing towards contemporary debates and their potential conclusions, underdeveloped aspects and extensions of theory, and current applications of interest.
This timely book examines the serious threats that pandemics, economic recessions,
terrorist attacks and other potentially catastrophic events pose to nonprofit
organizations. Reliant on donors, regulators, government funders and dedicated staff
and volunteers, these organizations are often vulnerable and unprepared to navigate
such crises. The book offers a new management paradigm to build healthier and more
effective nonprofit organizations for the future.
This timely book argues that the overcrowding of national parks in the United States
represents a social problem in need of public sector action and a policy solution,
as no systematic means to address this problem has been implemented either
nationally or on a park-by-park basis.
Psychological characteristics are significant for various stages of the entrepreneurial process on both individual and group levels. Looking into the ‘psychological context’ in entrepreneurship, Martin Obschonka reviews and defines the field, exploring the role of regional and country-level entrepreneurial personality and new trends in the geography of entrepreneurial psychology influenced by technological advances.
Illuminating and timely, this book explores several theoretical and empirical issues related to the potential for increasing capacities for innovation, knowledge and entrepreneurship. It highlights the current academic and political consensus that calls for policy interventions targeted towards more balanced, inclusive and regionally cohesive growth.
Exploring the process of university collaboration from the perspective of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), this book offers an in-depth examination of the collaboration process, dispelling the myth of the disengagement of these firms. Andrew Johnston and Robert Huggins present a thorough account of how SMEs can ‘unlock the ivory tower’ and gain access to university knowledge to support their own innovation.