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Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in the Contemporary Knowledge-Based Global Economy

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The rapid rise of knowledge-based economies has revolutionized the perceptions and practices of globalized business. Recent developments in engineering, electronics, and biotechnology have expanded the very definition of entrepreneurship in today’s international market, weaving discussions of enhanced connectivity and communication, environmental sustainability, and government policy changes into a complex, multidimensional conversation. The Handbook of Research of Entrepreneurship in the Contemporary Knowledge-Based Global Economy provides a comprehensive survey of the most recent developments in the field of entrepreneurship, highlighting their effects on information technology, business networking, knowledge production, distribution, and organization. This timely publication features extensive coverage of the fast-developing entrepreneurial field, illuminating recent technological, social, and strategic innovations in language that is accessible for a worldwide audience of business educators, researchers, and students. This authoritative text showcases research-based articles on entrepreneurship for knowledge economies; academic entrepreneurship; women and entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; organizational learning ability; innovations in industry, agriculture, and management; and the evolution of a new, all-inclusive corporate culture.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
    1. OBJECTIVE OF THE BOOK
    2. TARGET AUDIENCE
    3. TOPICS OF INTEREST
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Entrepreneurship in Knowledge Economies
    1. Chapter 1: Building Corporate Culture for Competitiveness in Entrepreneurial Firms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MEANING AND DEFINITION
      4. CULTURE AND CLIMATE
      5. A WINDOW ON CULTURE
      6. SHAPING CULTURE
      7. COMMUNICATING CHANGE
      8. MERGERS AND CORPORATE CULTURE
      9. CORPORATE CULTURE AND FIRM PERFORMANCE
      10. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 2: Entrepreneurship Policies for Knowledge Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. APPROACH FOR KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
      5. ENTREPRENEURSHIP
      6. POLICY
      7. KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. LIMITATIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Inclusive Entrepreneurship for the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Organisational Structure in Small and Medium Enterprises
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      3. SMEs AND ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE
      4. CONCLUSION AND MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
      5. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 5: Academic Entrepreneurship as a Catalyst for Quality Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. OBJECTIVES
      4. 3. METHODOLOGY
      5. 4. BACKGROUND
      6. 5. CHANGING PERSPECTIVES OF QUALITY IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IN INDIA
      7. 6. NEED FOR AN INTEGRATED QUALITY FRAMEWORK OF THE INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM’S ENTREPRENEURIAL AND LEADERSHIP SYSTEM
      8. 7. RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. 8. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
  9. Section 2: Entrepreneurship Practice and Global Implications
    1. Chapter 6: Multifactory
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS A MULTIFACTORY?
      4. A NEW KIND OF ENTREPRENEURS
      5. THE COMMUNITY
      6. THE RESEARCH PROJECT
      7. BACKGROUND
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 7: Organizational Learning and Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VALUE INNOVATION
      4. ORGANIZING AND IDENTIFING FOR VALUE INNOVATION
      5. THEORY AND HYPOTHESES
      6. THE SIMPLIFING EFFECTS OF SUPPLY CHAIN INFORMATION
      7. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      8. RESULTS
      9. DISCUSSION
      10. CONCLUSION AND APPLICATIONS
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTE
      14. APPENDIX: MEASURES OF ALL VARIABLES
    3. Chapter 8: Solidarity Entrepreneurship in Knowledge Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE NECESSITY OF A NEW PUBLIC-PRIVATE STRATEGY
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 9: Women Entrepreneurship across Nations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
      5. CONCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 10: Service Logic Business Model Canvas for Lean Development of SMEs and Start-Ups
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GENERAL FACTORS AFFECTING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OF SMEs AND START-UPs
      4. EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS LOGICS: FROM VALUE CHAIN THINKING TO SERVICE LOGIC
      5. LEAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OF SMEs AND START-UPs
      6. METHODOLOGY
      7. SERVICE LOGIC BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 11: Strategic Crowdsourcing as an Emerging Form of Global Entrepreneurship
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY, INFORMATION SOCIETY AND COMPETENCIES
      4. DIGITAL LITERACY VS. INFORMATIONAL LITERACY
      5. INFORMATIONAL COMPETENCIES IN EDUCATION
      6. INTEGRAL VALUES, INFORMATIONAL COMPETENCIES, AND THE EFQM MODEL
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTE
    7. Chapter 12: Motivations and Challenges of Female Entrepreneurship in Developed and Developing Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GENDER-SPECIFIC CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP
      4. WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      5. IMMIGRANT WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
      6. WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN INFORMAL OR MICRO BUSINESSES
      7. FEMALE SOCIAL ENTERPRENEURS
      8. WOMEN ENTREPRENEUES IN SME’S INDEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      9. SUCCESS FACTORS FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
      10. WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN KNOWLEDGE-BASED BUSINESSES
      11. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR KNOWLEDGE-BASED WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
      12. BUSINESS SKILLS FOR KNOWLEDGE-BASED WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR
      13. SOCIAL AND HUMAN CAPITAL FOR KNOWLEDGE-BASED WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR
      14. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION FOR KNOWLEDGE-BASED WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR
      15. BUSINESS SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR KNOWLEDGE-BASED BUSINESSES
      16. SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS FACTORS FOR WOMEN ENTRPRENEURS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      17. INITIATIVES TO PROMOTE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN DEVELOPED ECONOMIES
      18. FORWARD-LOOKING, EGALITARIAN SOCIAL PARADIGM OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
      19. SUPPORTING ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNMENT POLICIES
      20. CONCLUSION
      21. REFERENCES
  10. Section 3: Entrepreneurship Education
    1. Chapter 13: Entrepreneurship Education and University Students' Entrepreneurial Intentions in Bangladesh
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW AND MAJOR CONCEPTUAL ISSUES
      4. METHODOLOGY OF THE STUDY
      5. DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP INTENTION
      6. ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY AND UNIVERSITY ROLE
      7. CONCLUSION AND RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTE
    2. Chapter 14: Advocating Entrepreneurship Education and Knowledge Management in Global Business
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ADVOCATING ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 15: Entrepreneurship Education for an Entrepreneurial Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NATURE OF PROBLEM
      4. OBJECTIVES
      5. LITERATURE REVIEW
      6. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, AND PROBLEMS
      7. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
      8. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK: ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
      9. CHOICE INTENTION PRINCIPLE
      10. ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION IN THE BACKGROUND OF LITERATURE REVIEW FINDINGS
      11. SOLUTION AND RECOMMENDATION
      12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      13. CONCLUSION
      14. REFERENCES
      15. ADDITIONAL READING
      16. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 4: Case Studies
    1. Chapter 16: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Middle East
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DATA ANALYSIS
      5. ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 17: Innovation and Agronomy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR ACADEMICS
      4. INNOVATION AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY MAKERS
      5. INNOVATION AND AGRONOMY: IMPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS MANAGEMENTS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 18: Innovative Management of Spanish Academic Science Parks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ACADEMIC SCIENCE PARK: THE CURRENT SITUATION
      3. IDENTIFYING FIRMS’ GROWTH DRIVERS
      4. ASSOCIATION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARKS OF SPAIN (APTE) AND SURVEYS CONDUCTED IN THE SCIENCE PARK
      5. CASE STUDY: RESEARCH PARK OF THE AUTONOMOUS OF BARCELONA
      6. DATA ANALYSIS
      7. CONCLUSION, MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS AND FURTHER RESEARCH
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 19: SME's Innovation and Internationalization in Knowledge-Based Economy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE SUBSTANCE AND DEFINITION OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY
      5. MAIN FACTORS THAT SHAPE KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY
      6. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF EU MEMBER STATES AND R&D OUTLAYS VIS-A-VIS INNOVATION AND COMPETITIVENESS OF THE EU MEMBER STATES. SPEARMAN’S RANK CORRELATION COEFFICIENT ANALYSIS
      7. DETERMINANTS OF SMES INNOVATION IN A KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY
      8. SMES INNOVATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
      9. SMES INTERNATIONALIZATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
      10. THE EUROPEAN UNION SUPPORT SCHEME FOR SMES
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. REFERENCES
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      15. ENDNOTES
    5. Chapter 20: Problems Preventing Growth of Small Entrepreneurs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. NEED FOR THIS RESEARCH
      5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE PAPER
      6. PROBLEMS PREVENTING GROWTH OF SMALL ENTREPRENEURS
      7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX A: QUESTIONNAIRE
      12. APPENDIX B
      13. APPENDIX C
    6. Chapter 21: Strategic Business Plan Based on Total Quality Management for Property-Marketing Small Enterprises in UK
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE VALUE OF TQM FOR PROPERTY- MARKETING SMES
      5. STRATEGIC PLAN
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ENDNOTES
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors