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Robert Smith

This inspirational small business story is based on an ‘abstract’ form of entrepreneurial leadership demonstrated by James Watt and Martin Dickie, two young Scottish entrepreneurs who formed the hugely successful brewery BrewDog in 2007. Their rise has been rapid in the global recession. Their avowed ‘Punk business ethos’ flouts business convention but they are not entrepreneurial leaders in the accepted iconic, idolatry sense we expect from those so titled. This chapter examines entrepreneurship in a small or medium-sized enterprise context through investigating abstract phenomenon associated with this confusing concept. The author looks at the company and iconic brand as an abstract, protean form of entrepreneurial leadership. The theoretical basis used is that of Johnston and Scholes’s cultural web, to present stories and images associated with their particular ethos of leadership.

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Edited by Joel B. Smith and Robert Mendelsohn

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Robert Mendelsohn and Joel B. Smith

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The Impact of Climate Change on Regional Systems

A Comprehensive Analysis of California

Edited by Joel B. Smith and Robert Mendelsohn

Models are used to estimate potential physical and biological impacts, efficient adaptations, and residual damages from climate change. The contributors cover a broad array of climate change impacts on affected market sectors (including water supply, agriculture, coastal resources, timber, and energy demand) as well as ecosystems and biodiversity. An integrated hydrologic-agriculture model is developed to explore how the region would adapt to changes in water flows. Interactions between climate impacts and population and economic growth, urbanization, and technological change are also explored. For example, the study examines how both climate change and projected land development affect the region’s terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity.
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Robert Smith and Alistair R. Anderson

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Robert Mendelsohn and Joel B. Smith