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How can we encourage entrepreneurs to take that risky first step? – by Franz Lohrke

November 22, 2013

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What is entrepreneurship, why does it occur, and why do some people succeed at it while others fail?  Answering these seemingly simple questions may hold the key to encouraging future entrepreneurship.

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Entrepreneurship education all at sea – by Colin Jones

November 21, 2013

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During the last two years I have had the good fortune to gain exposure to many approaches to educating for and through entrepreneurship. It would seem that the world is alive and thriving, with enterprise everywhere. Everywhere it would seem but the traditional business school, which continues to see entrepreneurship as merely a subject area like marketing, accounting and human resources. Alternatively, some business schools are finally getting their act together and seeking to position themselves through the development of an enterprising mindset. Sadly, the traditional business school, drowning in mediocrity is reaching out to the increasingly popular entrepreneurship programs for salvation; just as strategic management research scholars did through the 80s and 90s. What they fail to see is that their time in the sun is almost done. To demonstrate this claim, lets consider the nature of innovations bubbling away related to enterprise education. […]

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How to get published in the best entrepreneurship journals – foreword by Danny Miller

November 20, 2013

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Competition to publish in the top entrepreneurial journals is fierce. Fortunately, help is now at hand in the form of a new book which provides hands-on advice and insight into the research publication process. ‘How to Get Published In The Best Entrepreneurship Journals‘ brings together guidance from a wealth of contributors – Audretsch, Corbett, Fayolle, Honig and Wright to name but a few – and will be published in early 2014.  To whet your appetite, here is the book’s foreword, written by one of the world’s most cited management researchers, Danny Miller.

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What can medieval monks, a Norfolk cloth trader and a 19th century American railroad magnate teach today’s entrepreneurs? – by Catherine Casson

November 19, 2013

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Entrepreneurial vision and creativity are increasingly seen as key characteristics of a successful economy; characteristics promoted by politicians and ones to which young people increasingly aspire. Entrepreneurial activity is often seen as the solution to periods of economic recession and an attribute that can enhance the competitiveness of a country in the global economy.

In order to be successful, entrepreneurs need access to appropriate information on which to base their judgments. Appropriate information limits unnecessary risks. It informs entrepreneurs on what innovations may be required in the future, and allows them to test the extent to which any ideas they have are truly original.

Yet how can entrepreneurs obtain the most appropriate information? To what extent can they identify the sectors that provide the greatest opportunities for entrepreneurship? Much focus is placed on consumer surveys and pilot product testing but these often require up-front investment and speculative long-term forecasting that may not be accurate. […]

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Take a step forward: it’s Global Entrepreneurship Week!

November 18, 2013

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This week, over 7.5 million people from more than 130 countries will be participating in tens of thousands of activities designed to promote entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking.

The first Enterprise Week – now ‘Global Entrepreneurship Week‘ (GEW) – was originally held in the UK a decade ago; since then it has spread across the world. Building on last year’s invitation to ‘pass it on’, the theme for GEW 2013 is ‘Take a Step Forward’; current and aspiring entrepreneurs are being encouraged to make a move in their plans – be it starting a business, seizing a new opportunity or finding out more about careers in enterprise.

We are proud to count amongst Edward Elgar’s authors some of the world’s leading academic researchers in the field of entrepreneurship. In recognition of GEW this week we will be featuring a different scholarly post each day on Elgarblog, offering some unique insights into intriguing aspects of this key discipline, along with a 35% discount on a selection of our entrepreneurship books.

To kick us off tomorrow, Catherine Casson will be taking a historical perspective on the secrets of a successful entrepreneur.

Edward Elgar Publishing entrepreneurship catalogue 2014In the meantime, we are delighted to launch our 2014 entrepreneurship catalogue as an eMag. We hope that you will find our new titles in entrepreneurship as inspiring as we do.
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