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Entrepreneurial Behaviour

Individual, Contextual and Microfoundational Perspectives

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  • Explores two key strands of entrepreneurial behaviour research (individual and contextual) whilst also covering microfoundational perspectives
  • Takes a closer look at the social, environmental, cultural and economic factors impacting employee behaviour
  • Offers implications for future policy and practice

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This edited collection draws together cutting edge perspectives from leading scholars on the increasingly prominent discussion of entrepreneurial behaviour. Exploring various aspects of human behaviour, the authors analyse the antecedent influences and drivers of entrepreneurial behaviour in different organisational settings. This collection is of interest to scholars, practitioners and even policy-makers, as a result of its in-depth exploration, discussion and evaluation of emerging themes of entrepreneurial behaviour within the field of entrepreneurship and beyond. Offering contextual examples from universities, firms and society, Entrepreneurial Behaviour covers topics such as entrepreneurial intention, gender, crime, effectuation and teamwork.

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Emerging Themes

  2. Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Universities

  3. Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Firms

  4. Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Society

Editors and Affiliations

  • DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

    Maura McAdam

  • Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    James A. Cunningham

About the editors

Maura McAdam is Professor of Management and Director of Entrepreneurship at DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Ireland. Her particular expertise lies in the areas of gender, entrepreneurial leadership, technology and family business. Maura’s research has been published in several highly-regarded North American and UK journals, including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Small Business Management, Regional Studies, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development and International Small Business Journal.

James A. Cunningham is Professor of Strategic Management at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK. His particular expertise lies in the areas of technology transfer, academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship universities, principal investigators and business failure. James’ work has been published in leading international journals such as Research Policy, Long Range Planning, R&D Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Small Business Economics, Journal of Rural Studies and the Journal of Technology Transfer.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Entrepreneurial Behaviour

  • Book Subtitle: Individual, Contextual and Microfoundational Perspectives

  • Editors: Maura McAdam, James A. Cunningham

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  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-04401-5Published: 05 March 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-04402-2Published: 21 February 2019

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIII, 354

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Entrepreneurship, Organization, Management

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