Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | November 13, 2013

byPaul Westhead, Mike Wright

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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? What is entrepreneurship and why is it important? What is distinctive about entrepreneurs? And where do they come from? In this Very Short Introduction 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 thetypes of organizations in which entrepreneurs 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 increasinglyglobalized world.

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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? What is entrepreneurship and why is it important? What is distinctive about entrepreneurs? And where do they come from? In this Very Short Introduction Paul Westhead and Mike Wrigh...

Paul Westhead is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Durham University Business School. He has previously held professorial posts at Warwick Business School, Nottingham Business School and Stirling School of Management, where he taught and researched entrepreneurship. Westhead has published 3 authored/edited books and more than 112 academ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.68 inPublished:November 13, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199670544

ISBN - 13:9780199670543

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Table of Contents

1. The importance of entrepreneurship2. Discovering and creating opportunities3. Exploiting opportunities4. Entrepreneurs' context5. Entrepreneurial thinking and learning6. Forms of entrepreneurial ventures7. The future