Comparative Case Studies on Entrepreneurship in Developed and Developing Countries

Comparative Case Studies on Entrepreneurship in Developed and Developing Countries

Author: Ofori-Dankwa, Joseph

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466675346

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

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Lauded as a driver of economic growth, entrepreneurship and small business ventures have become increasingly attractive to countries looking to boost employment rates, productivity, and innovation. The manifestation of entrepreneurship varies from country to country, and what works for one may not work for the next. Comparative Case Studies on Entrepreneurship in Developed and Developing Countries presents the challenges and opportunities that entrepreneurs in different countries face at various developmental stages. Through in-depth studies, this premier reference work seeks to provide examples of successful applications of an elusive concept that has helped many countries move up the developmental ladder, a topic relevant to researchers and academicians working in social and behavioral sciences, economists, and business professionals.

Contextualizing Entrepreneurship Theory

Contextualizing Entrepreneurship Theory

Author: Ted Baker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351110624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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As the breadth and empirical diversity of entrepreneurship research have increased rapidly during the last decade, the quest to find a "one-size-fits-all" general theory of entrepreneurship has given way to a growing appreciation for the importance of contexts. This promises to improve both the practical relevance and the theoretical rigor of research in this field. Entrepreneurship means different things to different people at different times and in different places and both its causes and its consequences likewise vary. For example, for some people entrepreneurship can be a glorious path to emancipation, while for others it can represent the yoke tethering them to the burdens of overwork and drudgery. For some communities it can drive renaissance and vibrancy while for others it allows only bare survival. In this book, we assess and attempt to push forward contemporary conceptualizations of contexts that matter for entrepreneurship, pointing in particular to opportunities generating new insights by attending to contexts in novel or underexplored ways. This book shows that the ongoing contextualization of entrepreneurship research should not simply generate a proliferation of unique theories – one for every context – but can instead result in better theory construction, testing and understanding of boundary conditions, thereby leading us to richer and more profound understanding of entrepreneurship across its many forms. Contextualizing Entrepreneurship Theory will critically review the current debate and existing literature on contexts and entrepreneurship and use this to synthesize new theoretical and methodological frameworks that point to important directions for future research.

Women Entrepreneurship in Family Business

Women Entrepreneurship in Family Business

Author: Vanessa Ratten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351580397

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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There has been growing attention placed on the role of female run and managed business in the global economy due to the increasing emphasis on gender equity. Despite the importance of female entrepreneurship, there has only been recently increased research attention devoted to entrepreneurship in the context of female entrepreneurship dynamics. This edited book examines female entrepreneurship and internationalization from both a practical and policy perspective and looks at the role of female entrepreneurship in the global economy.

Diasporas and Transnational Entrepreneurship in Global Contexts

Diasporas and Transnational Entrepreneurship in Global Contexts

Author: Ojo, Sanya

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522519928

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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The advancement and progression of migrant businesses has increased significantly in the globalized modern society. As such, current research has emerged regarding the characteristics of transnational economic activities. Diasporas and Transnational Entrepreneurship in Global Contexts is an essential reference publication for the latest material on the nature, process, and outcome of migrant entrepreneurs’ economic activities expanding from their countries of origin to their countries of residence. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as regional growth, industrial development, and employment generation, this book is ideally designed for researchers, advanced-level students, practitioners, managers, and policy-makers seeking current research on how economic development can be encouraged and nurtured among ethnic entrepreneurs and businesses.

Overcoming Uncertainty of Institutional Environment as a Tool of Global Crisis Management

Overcoming Uncertainty of Institutional Environment as a Tool of Global Crisis Management

Author: Elena G. Popkova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319606965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 642

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This book is the result of recent research by contemporary scientists on topics which were discussed at the conference of the same name in Volgograd, Russia in April 2017. The global economic system is currently in a stage of active formation and development: its boundaries and conditions of existence are constantly changing, which is accompanied by crises that influence the economic systems of its member countries. In order to solve problems emanating from global economic crises, a new direction was formed in modern science – global crisis management. Development of this direction requires the formation of the accompanying categorical apparatus, the development of a corresponding scientific and methodological basis, and the engagement in extensive practical research.

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in the Contemporary Knowledge-Based Global Economy

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in the Contemporary Knowledge-Based Global Economy

Author: Baporikar, Neeta

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466687998

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 607

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The rapid rise of knowledge-based economies has revolutionized the perceptions and practices of globalized business. Recent developments in engineering, electronics, and biotechnology have expanded the very definition of entrepreneurship in today’s international market, weaving discussions of enhanced connectivity and communication, environmental sustainability, and government policy changes into a complex, multidimensional conversation. The Handbook of Research of Entrepreneurship in the Contemporary Knowledge-Based Global Economy provides a comprehensive survey of the most recent developments in the field of entrepreneurship, highlighting their effects on information technology, business networking, knowledge production, distribution, and organization. This timely publication features extensive coverage of the fast-developing entrepreneurial field, illuminating recent technological, social, and strategic innovations in language that is accessible for a worldwide audience of business educators, researchers, and students. This authoritative text showcases research-based articles on entrepreneurship for knowledge economies; academic entrepreneurship; women and entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; organizational learning ability; innovations in industry, agriculture, and management; and the evolution of a new, all-inclusive corporate culture.

Strategic Infrastructure Development for Economic Growth and Social Change

Strategic Infrastructure Development for Economic Growth and Social Change

Author: Ray, Nilanjan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466674714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

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Obtaining the ultimate objective of economic growth depends largely on the availability of infrastructure in the economy. New developments in finance also play an important role in enhancing economic prosperity in a country. Strategic Infrastructure Development for Economic Growth and Social Change explores different avenues of research in the areas of corporate governance, socioeconomic conditions, modern business infrastructure, business automation, strategic financial management, and financial aspects of modern businesses. This reference work discusses practical applications, skills, practices, and strategies involved in economic and business growth, and overall economic development. Academicians, practitioners, professionals, and researchers will benefit from the topics discussed in this book.

Advanced Mobile Technologies for Secure Transaction Processing: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Advanced Mobile Technologies for Secure Transaction Processing: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Kumar, Raghvendra

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522527602

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 177

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The development of mobile applications has created numerous opportunities across different industries. With these advances, the management of data has been optimized to allow a broader scope of potential uses. Advanced Mobile Technologies for Secure Transaction Processing: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an innovative reference source for the latest academic material on the application of mobile computing for secure payment transactions. Highlighting a range of relevant topics such as information security, electronic money, and online banking, this book is ideally designed for professionals, researchers, practitioners, students, and professionals interested in novel perspectives on mobile technologies and data management.

Law & Investment in Africa

Law & Investment in Africa

Author: Tinahse Kondo

Publisher: African Sun Media

ISBN: 9781990995033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Zimbabwe has had a chaotic foreign direct investment (FDI) regime. This has created the need for a detailed volume on the most important developments around the protection and treatment of FDI, at not only a domestic level, but also at bilateral, regional and international levels. The author argues that while Zimbabwe has now harmonised, previously scattered legislation under the Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency Act [Chapter 14:37] and taken measures to reverse (to varying degrees) controversial policies such as the land reform programme and the Indigestion and Economic Empowerment Policy, scepticism still prevails over the investor-friendliness of the FDI regime in Zimbabwe.

Competitive Strategies for Academic Entrepreneurship: Commercialization of Research-Based Products

Competitive Strategies for Academic Entrepreneurship: Commercialization of Research-Based Products

Author: Szopa, Anna

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466684881

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

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In recent years, the pace of technological growth—from the very first stages of research and development to full-scale industrial implementation—has quickened at an exponential rate. To better keep pace with rapidly-changing market demands, the gap between university research incubators and public-sector start-up companies has undergone a marked contraction. Competitive Strategies for Academic Entrepreneurship: Commercialization of Research-Based Products seeks to fill the gap in research between universities and the public, and offers cutting-edge insight into the current state of the field. Charting a course that moves from discussions of academic resistance and implications for knowledge-transfer theory to current case-studies of academic/industrial launch-pads like COTEC’s Technology Commercialization Accelerator and the Maryland Industrial Partnerships program, this publication targets an audience of academicians, administrators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and established professionals, and seeks to provide insight into the mechanisms by which the research of today becomes the household names of tomorrow.

Handbook of Research on Global Competitive Advantage through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Handbook of Research on Global Competitive Advantage through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: Carmo Farinha, Luís M.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466683495

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 662

View: 499

As businesses seek to compete on a global stage, they must be constantly aware of pressures from all levels: regional, local, and worldwide. The organizations that can best build advantages in diverse environments achieve the greatest success. The Handbook of Research on Global Competitive Advantage through Innovation and Entrepreneurship explores the emergence of new ideas and opportunities in various markets and provides organizational leaders with the tools they need to take full advantage of those opportunities. With a focus on economic growth in a fast-paced environment, this handbook is a critical reference for business leaders, economists, and students of economic theory.

Economics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Economics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466684690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1803

View: 741

Organizations, governments, and corporations are all concerned with distributing their goods and services to those who need them most, consequently benefiting in the process. Only by carefully considering the interrelated nature of social systems can organizations achieve the success they strive for. Economics: Concepts, Methodolgies, Tools, and Applications explores the interactions between market agents and their impact on global prosperity. Incorporating both theoretical background and advanced concepts in the discipline, this multi-volume reference is intended for policymakers, economists, business leaders, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and students of economic theory.