In the constant challenge economies face to grow and adapt, entrepreneurship and innovation are considered key factors. This impressive book shows the complementary and decisive role that education, access to an efficient financial system, and regulation may have in creating an entrepreneurial society. Not only growth, but also better growth is required to address the tremendous challenges that our European economies are facing. The contributors illustrate how more entrepreneurs and more new innovative entrepreneurial firms can contribute. They highlight a variety of factors that may be considered to promote entrepreneurship among young people, and innovative activities among firms. These include education and seeking the most favourable context for the creation and development of sustainable, innovative companies, especially during economic crises. This timely book analyses the built economy in education, sustainability and regulation to favour the emergence of new, entrepreneurial firms. With an international focus, the book provides the results of numerous research projects around entrepreneurship.
Based on solid quantitative analysis, it will prove essential for students and researchers who are building quantitative models to study different aspects of the entrepreneurial society.
Contents: PLAN: THE SHIFT TO THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SOCIETY: A BUILT ECONOMY IN EDUCATION, SUSTAINABILITY AND REGULATION 1. Toward the Entrepreneurial Society Jean Bonnet, Marcus Dejardin and Antonia Madrid-Guijarro PART I: ENTREPRENEURIAL MOTIVES, EDUCATION AND PERFORMANCE 2. The Results of Education in the University: Does it Foster Students' Propensity Towards Entrepreneurial Careers? Jose Luis Vazquez, Ana Lanero, Pablo Gutierrez and M. Purificacion Garcia 3. Methodological Proposal for Determining Entrepreneurial Competencies from the Entrepreneurship Education Approach Jose A. Porras, Guadalupe Oliveras and Hernan P.Vigier 4. The Decision to Become an Entrepreneur: A Cognitive Perspective Alicia Rubio Banon, Antonio Aragon Sanchez and Paula Sastre Vivaracho 5. Innovative Entrepreneurship as a Way to Meet Professional Dissatisfactions Jean Bonnet, Thomas Brau and Antonia Madrid-Guijarro PART II: ENTREPRENEURIAL SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION 6. Does Innovation Contribute to Sustainability or Not? Luisa Carvalho and Teresa Costa 7. Barriers to Innovation in Mexican Manufacturing SMES: An Empirical Study Gonzalo Maldonado Guzman, Maria del Carmen Martinez Serna, Domingo Garcia Perez de Lema and Antonia Madrid Guijarro 8. Uncertainty and Vertical Cooperation in R&D: The Case of Monopoly Mathilde Aubry 9. Which are the Determinant Factors for Manufacturing Firms to Undertake R&D Activities in Spain and in the United Kingdom? Mariluz Mate and Richard Harris 10. Creative Problem Solving Method in Organizational Innovation Fernando Sousa, Ileana Monteiro and Antonio Juan Briones Penalver PART III: ENTREPRENEURSHIP, FINANCE AND CRISIS 11. Venture Capital in Spain: Analysis of Financial Contracts M* Camino Ramon-Llorens and Gines Hernandez-Canovas 12. The Use of Banking Debt by French New Firms: The Lessons of Financial Theory Francoise Bastie, Sylvie Cieply and Pascal Cussy 13. Does the Regional Dimension Matter as Regards Finance and Entrepreneurship? Jean Bonnet, Sylvie Cieply and Marcus Dejardin 14. Obstacles Involved in the Business Creation Process and How They Have Evolved the Case of the Region of Murcia Antonio Garcia Sanchez and Andres Sanchez Ceron 15. The Entrepreneurial Experience of the Small and Medium Sized Firms in Times of Crisis: Empirical Evidence from Catalonia, Spain Pere Segarra, Eleni Papaoikonomou and Xiaoni Li PART IV: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGULATION 16. Under What Conditions Can a Regulation Become a Source of Entrepreneurial Opportunities? Amelie Jacquemin and Frank Janssen 17. How Diverse is Entrepreneurship? Observations on the Social Heterogeneity of Self-Employment in Germany Dieter Bogenhold and Uwe Fashinger 18. Employer Enterprises in Portugal: Size Distribution Dynamics Elsa de Morais Sarmento and Alcina Nunes 19. Business Demography Dynamics in Portugal: A Non-Parametric Survival Analysis Alcina Nunes and Elsa de Morais Sarmento 20. Understanding the Entrepreneurial Society: Some Concluding Comments on a Work in Progress Jean Bonnet, Marcus Dejardin, Antonia Madrid-Guijarro Index
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