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The Economics of Entrepreneurship

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  • Date Published: December 2009
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from September 2014
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521728355

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  • Entrepreneurship is an integral part of economic change and growth. Yet until recently it has been largely neglected by economists. In The Economics of Entrepreneurship, Simon C. Parker draws on theoretical insights and recent empirical findings to show how economics can contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurship. The book is based on an earlier work, The Economics of Self-employment and Entrepreneurship (Cambridge University Press, 2004), that has quickly become an essential reference for academics researching the economics of entrepreneurship. Written in a more accessible style, this book contains much that made this earlier work so successful and, in addition, includes improved pedagogical features and new material on the theory of the firm, spin-offs, nascent entrepreneurship, growth-enhancing knowledge spillovers and social entrepreneurship. It can be used both as a reference text for academics from a variety of disciplines and as a textbook for graduate students.

    • First book to provide a succinct account of the economic analysis of entrepreneurship
    • Provides strong theoretical analysis of entrepreneurship that is imperfectly formed or incomplete in most business-management perspectives
    • Non-technical writing style enhances readability, making it suitable for those who study entrepreneurship from other disciplinary perspectives
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521728355
    • length: 565 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.1kg
    • contains: 20 tables
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from September 2014
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Preface
    1. Introduction
    Part I. Selection:
    2. Theories of entrepreneurship
    3. Empirical methods in entrepreneurship research
    4. Evidence about the determinants of entrepreneurship
    5. Ethnic entrepreneurship and immigration
    6. Female entrepreneurship
    Part II. Financing:
    7. Debt finance for entrepreneurial ventures
    8. Venture capital and other sources of finance
    9. Wealth and entrepreneurship
    Part III. Performance:
    10. Entrepreneurship, job creation and innovation
    11. Entrepreneurship and growth
    12. Entrepreneurial effort
    13. Entrepreneurs' incomes and returns to human capital
    14. Survival
    Part IV. Public Policy:
    15. Principles of entrepreneurship policy
    16. Finance and innovation policies
    17. Taxation, regulation and other policies
    Index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Economic Analysis for Entrepreneurs
    • Economics of Entrepreneurship
    • Entrepreneurial Economics
    • Graduate Entrepreneurship Economics
  • Author

    Simon C. Parker, University of Western Ontario
    Simon C. Parker is Director of the Entrepreneurship Cross-Enterprise Leadership Centre at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. He is also Research Professor at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Germany, a fellow of the IZA Research Institute for the Study of Labour in Germany and a fellow of the Amsterdam Centre for Entrepreneurship.

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