Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Growth and Performance: by David Smallbone, Eddy Laveren, Hans Crijns, Hans Landström

By David Smallbone, Eddy Laveren, Hans Crijns, Hans Landström

This booklet offers a useful, cutting-edge review of present eu study within the box of entrepreneurship. It makes a speciality of 4 subject matters, each one of which illustrates a key size within the total subject: marketers and their position in entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship in relatives companies; functionality of latest ventures; and, entrepreneurial procedures. "Entrepreneurship, Sustainable development and function" is written from a variety of views by means of eminent teachers with diversified methodological methods. it is going to turn out a useful source for researchers, students, and scholars in addition to specialists and policymakers with an curiosity in entrepreneurship and small companies.

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We used self-reporting questionnaires, using a single data source, which implies that respondents can unduly influence the result. Certainly with regard to the measurement of entrepreneurial orientation, it might be useful to include responses from more than one data source in further research. According to Curran and Blackburn (2001), a high proportion of small firms have two or more owner-managers, partners or directors, which suggests that it might be better to aggregate responses of several entrepreneurs from one company to measure EO.

L. Lindmark and C. Olofsson (1998), ‘The extent of overestimation of small firm job creation: an empirical examination of the “regression bias” ’, Small Business Economics, 10, 87–100. Looking back at 20 years of entrepreneurship research 25 Delmar, F. and P. Davidsson (2000), ‘Where do they come from? prevalence and characteristics of nascent entrepreneurs’, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 12, 1–23. Dhanaraj, C. and W. Beamish (2003), ‘A resource-based approach to the study of export performance’, Journal of Small Business Management, 41(3), 242–61.

The planning style is characterized by an urge for control, a focus on structures, procedures and planning and a need for certainty. These characteristics might imply that people with these styles see more risk in entrepreneurship and experience higher levels of uncertainty, which curbs their enthusiasm to become an entrepreneur. , 2000). As cognitive styles are considered to be fairly stable characteristics of people (Clapp, 1993), this does not imply changing one’s style, but rather learning about the consequences of having a particular style.

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