Once relegated to the dusty shelves of ancient muses, research and scholarship on entrepreneurship has exploded as a field of research, with impactful additions from a range of disciplines rendering the field a tricky one to traverse. The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Modern Entrepreneurship offers a comprehensive guide to entrepreneurship, providing an authoritative exploration of the key people and their ideas. This book tells the stories of the scholars who have set the standard and tone for thinking and analysing entrepreneurship.
Edited by two of the world's leading entrepreneurship scholars, this comprehensive volume offers a platform for understanding and future research that is both state-of-the-art and authoritative. It expands on how modern entrepreneurship has developed, with a focus on the key "makers" of the field - including theories, such as social psychology; concepts, such as neuroeconomics; and types, such as political entrepreneurship.
The contributions to the collection are grouped into three sections:
Emergence of Entrepreneurship Research
Theories in Modern Entrepreneurship
Concepts and Makers in Modern Entrepreneurship
This companion is essential reading for students and academics interested in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial management and business management.
David B. Audretsch is a Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at Indiana University, USA, where he also serves as Director of the Institute for Development Strategies. He is also an Honorary Professor of Industrial Economics and Entrepreneurship at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, UK. Erik E. Lehmann is a Full Professor of Management and Organization at Augsburg University, Germany, and Director of the Global Business Management Program. He is also Adjunct Professor at Indiana University, USA and Visiting Professor at University of Bergamo, Italy.
1. David B Audretsch and Erik E. Lehmann: Modern Makers of Entrepreneurship 2. Zoltan J. Acs: The Godfather of Entrepreneurship 3. Howard E. Aldrich: Fifty Years in the Making. My Career as a Scholar of Organizations and Entrepreneurship 4. David B. Audretsch: Roots & Wings 5. Sara Carter: The Effects of Business Ownership on People's Lives 6. Marc Cowling: Back to the roots 7. Douglas J. Cumming and Silvio Vismara: A research journey into entrepreneurial finance 8. Per Davidsson: What an Opportunity! 9. Dimo Dimov: Getting "There" without Knowing Where I was Going. Only to Find ... Myself Staring at the Future 10. Nicolai N. Foss: Judgement, The Theory of the Firm, and the Economics of Institutions: My contributions to the Entrepreneurship Field 11. Michael Fritsch: Entrepreneurship and Growth-A Personal Story 12. William B. Gartner: Anecdotes of Destiny 13. Peter G. Klein: My Contributions to Entrepreneurship Theory 14. Donald F. Kuratko: Corporate Entrepreneurship - A Research Journey 15. Albert N. Link: From Integrating Functions to Integrating Ideas 16. Olav Sorenson: Location Matters 17. Roy Thurik: Visions of the past: wish you had been there 18. Mary Lindenstein Walshok: A Place for Entrepreneurship 19. Friederike Welter: Wandering between Contexts 20. Johan Wiklund: RE-SEARCH = ME-SEARCH 21. Mike Wright: The Conquest of Interestingness - Entrepreneurial Ownership Mobility 22. Shaker A. Zahra: Researching Entrepreneurship at the Intersection - Reflections on Three Decades of Research Conclusion