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Entrepreneurship : a very short introduction / Paul Westhead and Mike Wright.

By: Westhead, Paul, 1962- [author.].
Contributor(s): Wright, Mike, 1952- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Very short introductions: 372.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013Edition: First Edition.Description: xviii, 154 p. : illustrations ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780199670543 (pbk.) .Other title: Entrepreneurship.Subject(s): Entrepreneurship | Business planningDDC classification: 338.04 WES Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
The importance of entrepreneurship -- Discovering and creating opportunities -- Exploiting opportunities -- Entrepreneurs' context -- Entrepreneurial thinking and learning -- Forms of entrepreneurial venture -- The future.
Summary: There has been an explosion of interest in entrepreneurs in the popular media, as well as in business, policy, and education. But what do entrepreneurs do and why is what they do important? Paul Westhead and Mike Wright weave a pathway through the debates about entrepreneurship, providing a guide to the entrepreneurial process. They look at how the actions of entrepreneurs are shaped by the external environment and availability of resources, consider the types of organizations in which they can be found, and look at the diversity in their backgrounds, experience, and how they think and learn. Lastly, they consider the impact that entrepreneurs have on modern market economies and look at the future of entrepreneurship in our increasingly globalized world.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-148) and index.

The importance of entrepreneurship -- Discovering and creating opportunities -- Exploiting opportunities -- Entrepreneurs' context -- Entrepreneurial thinking and learning -- Forms of entrepreneurial venture -- The future.

There has been an explosion of interest in entrepreneurs in the popular media, as well as in business, policy, and education. But what do entrepreneurs do and why is what they do important? Paul Westhead and Mike Wright weave a pathway through the debates about entrepreneurship, providing a guide to the entrepreneurial process. They look at how the actions of entrepreneurs are shaped by the external environment and availability of resources, consider the types of organizations in which they can be found, and look at the diversity in their backgrounds, experience, and how they think and learn. Lastly, they consider the impact that entrepreneurs have on modern market economies and look at the future of entrepreneurship in our increasingly globalized world.

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