The present volume of Google Books contains a selection of essays by scholars of entrepreneurship. DescriptionThis collection of essays traces the evolution of an approach connecting entrepreneurship with creative action and economic development. These essays cover a wide historical perspective from those choosing new ventures to businesses considering measures for entrepreneurial innovation. The essays range over a wide area of entrepreneurship and include topics such as innovation at work, the management of innovation, entrepreneurship as a venture, entrepreneurship and business structure, entrepreneurship and financial risk, and business strategy. The volume also includes an introduction to the field of entrepreneurship.
Economic Development, or entrepreneurship and economic growth is the subject of the essays. These books serve as an original and comprehensive review of the literature on entrepreneurship and its relationship to economic development. The volume provides many definitions, some of which overlap, and a summary of the literature. It also presents selected reviews and critical examinations that show how such theories can be applied to a number of different enterprises. The authors describe the theoretical and practical nature of entrepreneurship and the importance of individual entrepreneurship and small businesses for overall economic development.
Financial Implications of Entrepreneurship, or how entrepreneurship has impacts on financial markets, is described in detail. The main book is devoted to this aspect. The present day economic theory of entrepreneurship relates to business accounting practices. Accounting is also considered important to the study of entrepreneurship because of the role it plays in supporting entrepreneurial activity. Accounting gives information needed by entrepreneurs about their financial condition and also about the state of their enterprise.
Cultural Foundations of Innovation and Economic Growth, written by economists Michael J. Young and Robert L. Kaplan, provide an excellent foundation for understanding entrepreneurship. These books review a variety of important theories and provide numerous examples of how and why entrepreneurship has occurred and has flourished in various societies around the world. Cultural Foundations of Innovation and Economic Growth also focuses on the factors that promote entrepreneurship and on the ways in which these factors affect the level of economic activity. The book concludes with an in depth analysis of how entrepreneurship is related to culture and the implications that cultural beliefs and practices have on entrepreneurship. These findings are significant because they have direct effects on entrepreneurship.
Private Ventures, or Entrepreneurship as a Career, is another important publication in the field of entrepreneurship. This comprehensive introduction to entrepreneurship covers all the bases in providing knowledge about entrepreneurship research, business plans, and business strategies. The main features of this publication include an introduction to entrepreneurship, describing the nature of the business venture, the reasons for starting a venture, and offering detailed descriptions of business operations. Private Ventures also offers a list of related reading and includes case studies and discussions about successful ventures.
A complete reference book for the students of entrepreneurship is A Guide to the Study of Business Organizations. This three volume set is a great reference for anyone who has already conducted any amount of independent research on entrepreneurship. The first two volumes of this set are dedicated to explaining the theoretical and practical aspects of entrepreneurship and describe many different topics such as financial theory and application, company formation strategies, the management team for a business, marketing and advertising, entrepreneurship history and principles, entrepreneur management, and government regulation of businesses. The third . . . . . . volume covers a wide array of selected topics such as finance, accounting, business law, economics, and business leadership and management as well as government support for small businesses.