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The Economics of Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship

The Economics of Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship

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  • Date Published: July 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521030632

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  • As self-employment and entrepreneurship become increasingly important in our modern economies, Simon Parker provides a timely and comprehensive overview of the field. Bringing together considerable disparate literature, Parker offers an up-to-date assessment of new research findings. Key issues addressed include raising finance; job creation by the self-employed; growth and exit behavior of new ventures; and the role of government policy in promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship. This book will serve as an essential reference guide to researchers, students and teachers of entrepreneurship.

    • Offers a definitive, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of a field that is fast becoming important in modern economics
    • Presents new research findings and insights in an accessible and user-friendly way
    • Provides an economic perspective on entrepreneurship that has been previously lacking in this field
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521030632
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 8 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Entrepreneurship: Theories, Characteristics and Evidence:
    2. Theories of entrepreneurship
    3. Characteristics of entrepreneurs and the environment for entrepreneurship
    4. Ethnic minority and female entrepreneurship
    Part II. Financing Entrepreneurship: Debt Finance for Entrepreneurial Ventures
    5. Debt finance for new start-ups
    6. Other sources of finance
    7. Evidence of credit rationing
    Part III. Running and Terminating an Enterprise:
    8. Labour demand and supply
    9. Growth, innovation and exit
    Part IV. Government Policy:
    10. Government policy: issues and evidence
    Part V. Conclusion:
    11. Conclusions.

  • Author

    Simon C. Parker, University of Durham
    Simon C. Parker is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Economics at the University of Durham. He is also Director of the Barclays Centre for Entrepreneurship at Durham Business School. Professor Parker has published widely in economics journals on a variety of issues on self-employment and entrepreneurship.

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