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Entrepreneurship Research: Past Perspectives and Future Prospects

Anders Lundström, President, The Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research (FSF), lundstrom@fsf.se Sune Halvarsson, Deputy General Director, The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (NUTEK), Sune.halvarsson@nutek.se
 
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Anders Lundström and Sune Halvarsson (2007), "Entrepreneurship Research: Past Perspectives and Future Prospects", Foundations and Trends® in Entrepreneurship: Vol. 2: No. 3, pp 145-259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/0300000009

Published: 10 Jan 2007
© 2006 A. Lundström and S. Halvarsson
 
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Business formation
 
Keywords
EntrepreneurshipSmall business economics
 

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In this article:
1 Introduction
2 The Development of the Field of Entrepreneurship
3 Entrepreneurship and Small Business: Toward a Program of Research
4 The Entrepreneurial Society
5 What to Make of the Changes in Industrial Districts? Three Questions
6 Some Notes on the Empirical Basis of the Role Attributed to Small Business and Entrepreneurship in the Thought of Alfred Marshall
7 Trends and Directions in Entrepreneurship Research
8 What Have We Learned?
9 Understanding Entrepreneurship: Achievements and Opportunities – A Personal Assessment
10 A "Critical Mess" Approach to Entrepreneurship Scholarship
11 A Formulation of Entrepreneurship Policy
12 Social Wealth Creation via Experimental Entrepreneurial Philanthropy
13 Reflections on Public Policy on Entrepreneurship and SMEs
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Abstract

Since 1996 the Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research (FSF) and the Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technical Development (NUTEK) have been rewarding research on small business and entrepreneurship with the FSF-NUTEK Award for research on small business and entrepreneurship. This award is given to leading scholars who have had the greatest impact in shaping the field of small business and entrepreneurship research. In particular, FSF and NUTEK invited these pre-eminent scholars of entrepreneurship to share their views, insights and expertise on where the field of entrepreneurship and small business research is coming from and where it is heading. The articles contained in this 10th-year Anniversary Issue of Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship reflects the best of the best of scholarship in the field of entrepreneurship and small business research.

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Table of contents:
Editors Introduction
The Development of the Field of Entrepreneurship by Arnold C. Cooper
Entrepreneurship and Small Business: Toward a Program of Research by William J. Baumol
The Entrepreneurial Society by David B. Audretsch
What to Make of the Changes in Industrial Districts? Three Questions by Charles Sabel
Some Notes on the Empirical Basis of the Role Attributed to Small Business and Entrepreneurship in the Thought of Alfred Marshall by Giacomo Becattini
Trends and Directions in Entrepreneurship Research by Howard E. Aldrich
What Have We Learned? by David Birch
Understanding Entrepreneurship: Achievements and Opportunities - A Personal Assessment by Paul Reynolds
A Critical Mess Approach to Entrepreneurship Scholarship by William Gartner
A Formulation of Entrepreneurship Policy by Zoltan J. Acs
Social Wealth Creation via Experimental Entrepreneurial Philanthropy by Ian C. MacMillan
Public Policy on Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Recent Years by David Storey

Entrepreneurship Research

Since 1996 the Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research (FSF) and the Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technical Development (NUTEK) have been rewarding research on small business and entrepreneurship with the FSF-NUTEK Award for research on small business and entrepreneurship. This award is given to leading scholars who have had the greatest impact in shaping the field of small business and entrepreneurship research. Entrepreneurship Research: Past Perspectives and Future Prospects looks back at these 10 years of rewarding outstanding research and contains state-of-the-art insights into the field of entrepreneurship and small business research. Contributors to this volume include Zoltan J. Acs, Howard E. Aldrich, David B. Audretsch, William J. Baumol, Giacomo Becattini, David Birch, Arnold C. Cooper, William Gardner, Ian C. MacMillan, Paul Reynolds, Charles Sabel and David Storey. Entrepreneurship Research: Past Perspectives and Future Prospects offers both the scholar and entrepreneur insights into the area of small business and entrepreneurship research. It should be of interest to a broad spectrum of academic fields and disciplines, ranging from management to economics, sociology, and political science to regional science.

 
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