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Enterprise: Concepts and Issues

Norin Arshed, Mike Danson

ISBN: 978-1-910158-75-3 HBK; 978-1-910158-76-0 PBK; 978-1-910158-77-7 eBook
DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-75-3-2848

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  • Thorough examination of entrepreneurialism and its place in society an business today;
  • Uncovers the origins and development of entrepreneurialism, and addresses the drivers, barriers and evolution;
  • Contains international case studies, to illustrate how entrepreneurship is being applied across the economy.

What makes an entrepreneur? The rising recognition of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs, means they have become global phenomena where entrepreneurship is seen as a key driver of economic and social development. Internationally, governments are seeking to increase business start-up rates and improve the contribution of growing firms to employment and economic growth.

Enterprise: Concepts and Issues introduces many of the terms, theories and practices in entrepreneurship and enterprise to look deeper into this phenomena. It covers the origins and development of entrepreneurialism, and addresses the drivers, barriers and evolution into new areas of business and economic activity. Discussing the different dimensions and with the use of international real life case studies, it aims to understand how entrepreneurship is being applied across the economy. Written by a team of expert scholars, it discusses issues such as:
  • The ‘entrepreneurial class’ – is there such a thing and what are the barriers to entry?
  • Common characteristics of the successful entrepreneurs: attributes, behaviours and skills
  • Entrepreneurialism in different contexts – corporate, social and family.

To help support their learning, readers have access to a range of online resources including chapter-by-chapter multiple choice questions which will enable them to assess how well they have grasped individual chapters. The text also features a range of supplementary readings, in text exercises and cases/examples to help bring concepts to life.

Part of the The Global Management Series; a complete portfolio of global business and management texts that successfully meets the needs of students on international undergraduate and postgraduate business and management degree courses. Each book is a clear, concise and practical and has a thorough pedagogic structure to suit a 12 week semester. The series offers a flexible 'pick and mix' choice of downloadable e-chapters, so that users can select and build learning materials tailored to their specific needs. See www.goodfellowpublishers.com/GMS for details.
Each book in the series is edited and contributed to by a team of experienced academics based in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia it provides an essential learning aid for students across a wide range of business and management courses and an invaluable teaching tool for lecturers and academics. Series Editor: Robert MacIntosh, Professor of Strategy, Heriot-Watt University, UK

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Pub Date: January 2016
Hardback: £75, Euro 96, US$ 120
Paperback: £34.99, Euro 50, US$ 55
E-book: £42 (incl VAT), Euro 50; US$ 55
E-Chapter: £4.99, Euro 5.99, US$ 7.99 each
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About the authors

Norin Arshed is Assistant Professor and Programmes Director for Leadership and Organisational Performance suite of MSc programmes in the Department of Business Management at Heriot-Watt University, UK.
Mike Danson is Professor of Enterprise Policy at Heriot-Watt University, UK.

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