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The Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Contexts: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research


Context is everything in entrepreneurship research. This book compellingly demonstrates the ways in which the distinctive European cultural, societal and geographic environments enable research into new entrepreneurial phenomena. It also gives guidance as to how future research should endeavour to understand the influences of context.

The Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Contexts explores the European methodological diversity encompassing various academic disciplines and research paradigms. Contributors suggest European entrepreneurship research should give priority to the local and individual to enable new research questions that are resonant with context. Finally, the book welcomes critical analyses of entrepreneurship that aim at questioning the taken-for-granted assumptions and analyses that increase our understanding of the counterproductive forms of entrepreneurship.

Providing a unique insight into the emerging topics of entrepreneurship research, both European and international researchers will benefit from the different analytical and methodological perspectives provided to understand the differences, similarities and the configurations of context. With a variety of regional and industry examples, postgraduates will significantly benefit from the overview of new and important research.

Contributors include: S. Aaltonen, E. Akola, K. Axelsson, R. Blackburn, F.M. Cesaroni, L. Höglund, U. Hytti, A. Isaksson, T. Jones, T. Lepistö, H. Löfsten, M. Mårtensson, M. Pospísilová, M. Ram, H. Rannikko, H. Rydehell, A. Sentuti, S. Tegtmeier, E. Tornikoski, M. Villares-Varela, D. Yar Hamidi

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