What is creativity and how can we best nurture creativity in different contexts? Drawing on a wide range of cases from the arts, business, design, media and sports, Creativities encourages readers to discover, mix, and adapt their own version of creativity, rather than attempting to imitate or follow ‘best practice’.
Designed as a learning tool to nurture contextual empathy and strategic decision-making capabilities in families-in-business facing internal and external disruptions, Family Business Case Studies Across the World presents a unique collection of case studies from across the globe to create a comprehensive understanding of how family firms can respond to future disruptions.
Presenting fascinating new insights on gender and innovation with a central focus on the experiences of women innovators, this book explores different geographic and institutional contexts through a series of in-depth case studies. It investigates how intersecting characteristics such as age, race and ethnicity as well as broader contextual factors enable and constrain the innovation activities and ambitions of women.
The international cast of authors in this important book explore how internationalizing small and medium sized enterprises (iSMEs) face major crises, such as COVID-19, and have managed them to reach a stable and desired state post-crisis. Chapter orientations vary from theoretical to empirical. Each focuses on issues related to a major crisis, and present already-deployed success strategies in 14 different country environments. The rich diversity of chapters offers a highly significant and timely contribution to the field.
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development addresses the importance of business creation, which is endemic in subsistence indigenous cultures, widespread in developing economies, and a critical feature of adaptation in the most advanced economies. The author offers systematic comparisons of six stages of economic development which provide information about the adjustments in the economic and social context affecting participation in business creation, the sectors where activities occur, and the nature of the contributions to economic growth and adaptation.
This Research Handbook advances entrepreneurship theory in new ways by integrating and contributing to contemporary theories of practice. Leading theorists and entrepreneurship experts, who are part of the growing Entrepreneurship as Practice (EaP) research community, expertly propose methodologies, theories and empirical insights into the constitution and consequences of entrepreneuring practices.
The Theoretical World of Entrepreneurship contains the first and most comprehensive examination of more than 250 theories applicable to the study of entrepreneurship. It includes a theoretical examination of current social and economic controversies that impact entrepreneurs. Following in Weber's tradition, it also compares the doctrines of 16 Christian denominations and nine world religions which offer different conceptual windows for understanding entrepreneurs.
This Research Handbook provides a solid foundation for exploring the vibrant field of strategic entrepreneurship, with an examination of important topics from theoretical, psychological and economic perspectives. PhD students, scholars and researchers alike who want to investigate further into strategic entrepreneurship in depth as well as uncharted territories, will find this Research Handbook a valuable resource.
This Research Handbook highlights the importance of women as agents of change, acknowledging women entrepreneurs’ efforts and supporting their value-creation activities. With important implications for policymaking, contributing authors direct attention to and provide evidence for the positive contribution of women entrepreneurs to the economy, regardless of their businesses’ size and formal status.
To effectuate is to engage in a specific type of entrepreneurial action. It has special importance for situations where the future is truly unknowable or human agency is of primary importance. In this new and updated edition of the bestselling Effectuation, Saras Sarasvathy explores the theory and techniques of non-predictive control for creating new firms, markets and economic opportunities.