Description : The development of web technologies has enhanced the availability of online business opportunities for entrepreneurs. By implementing these new technologies, business growth is ensured and the global economy is strengthened. Key Challenges and Opportunities in Web Entrepreneurship is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on bridging the gaps between theoretical and practical issues in the field of digital entrepreneurship. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as e-business, crowdfunding, and vertical social networks, this publication is an ideal resource for researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in recent trends on entrepreneurial endeavors in the digital age.
Description : This book outlines the unique challenges and opportunities of doing business in Africa, analysing how varying degrees of development across its countries affects entrepreneurship. Taking into account historical and cultural contexts, the authors approach the topic by evaluating the different possibilities of business opportunity in Africa. Insightful contributions explore an extensive range of African countries, discussing both formal and informal entrepreneurship, as well as the different factors that influence the growing economy of Africa. African Entrepreneurship will be of interest to anyone researching the potential of doing business in Africa, as well as entrepreneurs and policy-makers looking to expand their knowledge on how businesses are managed in this region.
Description : This publication takes stock of this progress and assesses the opportunities for further strengthening of the Mexican economy through SMEs and entrepreneurship.
Description : "This book summarizes the state of the art in the emergent field of Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems, showing researchers, managers, engineers and information technology specialists how to develop and implement effective CEMIS"--Provided by publisher.
Description : Mission Statement: Research in Management and Entrepreneurship is a thematic book series where each volume will focus on a single major issues in entrepreneurship. Volumes will not be published on any specific time table, but will be published when sufficient research interests exits to justify one. This series will focus on a specific emerging issue or on ones that could benefit from a consolidated, single source treatment. Thus, Research in Management and Entrepreneurship will be a comprehensive first source for academics, doctoral students and practitioners seeking information on selected topics. The papers in Research in Management and Entrepreneurship will be written by leading researchers and present the latest empirical and theoretical work on the topic selected. Contributions will cover a variety of perspectives from the various business disciplines as well as from allied fields such as economics, sociology and psychology. The volumes will be international in their coverage and the research presented will be balanced between developing and developed economies, where appropriate. The volumes will also have broader appeal that do academic journals because the literature can be fully reviewed and theoretical links more fully discussed.
Description : Offers a vivid description of the ongoing transformation of the web into something that is widely recognized and that will have an enormous impact on how people work and live their lives in the future. Presents concepts that will help readers understand why the web evolved as it did, what is going on right now, and what will happen next.
Description : The book is like a delicious smörgåsbord with a variety of contributions within creative industries research. David Rylander, Papers in Regional Science This book positions itself with an international approach and with a focus on entrepreneurship. My perception is that this will be read with major interest by policymakers around the world, who right now consider how to form strategies and construct policies to support their own creative industries. . . The book raises interesting aspects of creative industries in comparison to more traditional industries. . . Charlotta Mellander, International Small Business Journal This collection of papers adds some new dimensions to the current creative entrepreneurship research agenda. It highlights the valuable economic and social contribution of the sector but also encourages policymakers, educators and trainers to continue to evaluate the critical role they play in the creative enterprise development process. Culturelink . . . a delight to read. The book is novel and covers an important area of entrepreneurship that is definitely worthy of more attention. The book is useful to practitioners in the creative industries field that want to learn more about the international importance of the sector and also to academics who conduct research in the area. Vanessa Ratten, Journal of Enterprising Communities There is increasing conversation about this industry at conferences around the world. This book would be helpful in putting definitional boundaries around the topic and bringing together the latest research on the topic. It has an automatic international scope, has an interesting selection of subtopics including gender, trends, and economic contributions and is cleverly organized. Patricia G. Greene, Babson College, US The creative industries represent a vital, exciting and rapidly changing field of activity; one that is now recognised as a key growth sector in the knowledge-based economy. However, there is still a general lack of understanding of what is meant by the term creative industry , and thxe creative sector has not, to date, been the subject of concerted academic research. This book redresses the balance by providing valuable insights into the creative entrepreneurial process and platforming some of the key challenges yet to be addressed. A range of pertinent and diverse topics relating to creative entrepreneurship are dealt with, including the different quantitative and qualitative methodologies adopted by researchers in this field. In addition, the nature of creative entrepreneurship across different industry sub-sectors and in different economic and geographical contexts is examined. Illustrating the valuable economic and social contribution of the creative industries sector, Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries aims to encourage policymakers, educators and trainers to continue to evaluate their critical role in the creative enterprise development process. Students and researchers in entrepreneurship and creative industries fields will also find the book to be an illuminating read.
Description : This third edition prepares entrepreneurs for the rewards and pitfalls of this career choice. It explores a new theme on how to effectively manage a start-up company. Focus on Real Entrepreneurs sections highlight how entrepreneurs position their companies to meet the various marketing, financial, and technological challenges. Management Track sections present key management issues while following the development of a real company. Entrepreneurs will also find real situations and examples on which they can practice the broad range of skills required to start and build a company in today's complex world.
Description : This book presents a wide range of issues involved in entrepreneurship and small industry. The book has 12 chapters divided in two parts. Part A: Entrepreneurship Consisting of Concept of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurial Competency and Development of Entrepreneurial Competency. Part B: Small Business: Consisting of Introduction to Small Scale Industries, Enterprise Creation, Business Plan, Support Agencies for Implementation of the Project and Sickness in Small Scale Industries. This book will serve as a textbook for various courses like B.Com. B.B.M. B.E. M.B.A. of all Indian universities. Key Features: * Charts are provided for easy understanding of the concepts. * Proformas * Profiles of Successful Entrepreneurs * Questionnaires * Skill Development Exercises * Exercises for self evaluation and objective type and application type questions
Description : ÔThis is an excellent collection of papers that makes a significant contribution to the academic literature on social entrepreneurship. As well as highlighting opportunities for research in this area, the book emphasizes three issues that are central to social entrepreneurship Ð the role of leadership, the role of stakeholders, and the role of legitimacy Ð about which relatively written has been written. It therefore constitutes an important resource for social entrepreneurship researchers.Õ Ð Paul Tracey, University of Cambridge, UK ÔThis book is a compelling collection of key contributions in social entrepreneurship scholarship. It should be essential reading for all those seeking to understand the practical complexity and research richness of this emerging field.Õ Ð Alex Nicholls, University of Oxford, UK This impressive book outlines the complexities peculiar to the field of social entrepreneurship. Such complexities manifest at different moments in the development of a social entrepreneurial venture: at the opportunity recognition stage, at the venture early-stage, and in the long run in the search for a sustainable equilibrium between mission and profit. The contributors expertly focus on the individual, organizational and institutional levels of social entrepreneurship. They address the role of personal values and leadership in the conduct of social entrepreneurial initiatives while stressing the importance of stakeholders in relation to human resource management, innovation or opportunity discovery. Finally, they analyze the role of institutions in legitimating social entrepreneurs' actions. Social entrepreneurship, as a multi-disciplinary field, presents a unique opportunity and environment for researchers to contribute to academic-focused knowledge on both theoretical frameworks and practical skills on a holistic level. This volume offers a jumping off point to do so.