Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research

An Interdisciplinary Survey and Introduction

  • Zoltan J. Acs
  • David B. Audretsch

Part of the International Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship book series (IHSE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Opportunity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
  3. Opportunity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Jonathan T. Eckhardt, Scott Shane
      Pages 47-76
    3. Saras D. Sarasvathy, Nicholas Dew, S. Ramakrishna Velamuri, Sankaran Venkataraman
      Pages 77-96
  4. The Emergence of New Ventures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. William B. Gartner, Nancy M. Carter, Paul D. Reynolds
      Pages 99-127
    3. Zoltan J. Acs
      Pages 165-182
    4. Paul Gompers, Josh Lerner
      Pages 183-214
  5. The Market Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Roger Koppl, Maria Minniti
      Pages 217-248
    3. Zoltan J. Acs, David B. Audretsch
      Pages 273-301
    4. Sharon Gifford
      Pages 303-318
  6. The Social Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Howard E. Aldrich, Martha A. Martinez
      Pages 387-427
  7. The Global Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. Siri A. Terjesen, Zoltan J. Acs, David B. Audretsch
      Pages 431-456
    3. Robert Wuebker, Zoltan J. Acs, Richard Florida
      Pages 457-484
    4. Zoltan J. Acs, Nicola Virgill
      Pages 485-515
  8. The Entrepreneurial Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 517-517
    2. Lawrence A. Plummer, Aviad Pe’er
      Pages 519-556
    3. Martin A. Carree, A. Roy Thurik
      Pages 557-594
    4. Magnus Henrekson, Mikael Stenkula
      Pages 595-637
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 661-678

About this book


Since its original publication in 2003, the Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research has served as the definitive resource in the field, bringing together contributions from leading scholars in such disciplines as management, finance, economics, policy, sociology, and psychology to present a holistic, multi-dimensional approach. This new edition, fully revised and updated, and including several new chapters, covers all of the primary topics in entrepreneurship, including entrepreneurial behavior, risk and opportunity recognition, equity financing, business culture and strategy, innovation, and the impact of entrepreneurship on economic growth and development. Featuring an integrative introduction, extensive literature reviews and reference lists, the Handbook will continue to serve as a roadmap to the continually evolving and dynamic field of entrepreneurship.

The Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research provides doctoral students with a broad yet solid introduction to the field, and established scholars with an overview that is otherwise very hard to obtain. It is a must read for every academic who is serious about entrepreneurship.” Per Davidsson, The Jönköping International Business School "Acs and Audretsch have assembled a virtual who's who list of researchers in the fledgling field of entrepreneurship. Even more usefully, the Handbook also includes reviews of the vast array of work closely related to entrepreneurship that has appeared primarily in economics, psychology and sociology journals; despite their relevance, locating these studies can prove difficult as their authors frequently do not focus on the implications of their research for entrepreneurship.” Olav Sorenson, University of California, Los Angeles


Business Change Cognitive psychology Economic development Economic policy Entrepreneur Entrepreneurial behavior Entrepreneurial finance Entrepreneurial strategy Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship Innovation Management New business cr strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Zoltan J. Acs
    • 1
  • David B. Audretsch
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Public PolicyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1190-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1191-9
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