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Entrepreneurship and the Community

A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Creativity, Social Challenges, and Business

  • Vanessa Ratten

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vanessa Ratten
    Pages 1-6
  3. Hans Lundberg, Marcela Ramírez-Pasillas
    Pages 7-27
  4. Nadia Arshad, Marcela Ramírez-Pasillas, Linda D. Hollebeek
    Pages 49-62
  5. Andrea Sousa, João Pedro C. Fernandes Thomaz, Eulália Santos, Carlos António P. Francisco e Silva, Aquilino Manuel Felizardo
    Pages 87-103
  6. Guiqiang Qiao, Chris Ryan, Chao Zhou, Tim Lockyer
    Pages 105-123
  7. Francisco Javier Castellano-Álvarez, Amador Durán-Sánchez, María de la Cruz del Río-Rama, José Álvarez-García
    Pages 125-140
  8. Martha Ríos-Manríquez, Lizbeth Pérez-Rendón, María Dolores Sánchez-Fernández
    Pages 141-158
  9. Diego Fernando García-Vélez, Mario Andrés Contreras-Jaramillo, Tania Paola Torres-Gutiérrez, Ronny Fabian Correa-Quezada
    Pages 159-176

About this book


Entrepreneurship is the result of various contextual factors in the community, which are shaped by social challenges and business needs. Recent research efforts have focused on the dynamics of communities and how they facilitate entrepreneurship among a diverse group of people and organizations. This book highlights research on the importance of communities and their role in providing an entrepreneurial ecosystem that promotes innovation and business activities. Adopting a multidisciplinary perspective, it explores what it takes to create an entrepreneurial community that fosters creativity. Sharing valuable insights, it will enhance readers’ understanding of how entrepreneurship is formed by and exists in communities.



Community based entrepreneurship Ethnographical studies on entrepreneurship Financial literacy in communities Artisan entrepreneurship in handicrafts Indigenous communities and business Community based startups Entrepreneurship among Chinese immigrants Technology acquisition by small business communities Research on community entrepreneurship

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and MarketingLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

About the editors

Associate Professor Dr Vanessa Ratten is the Programme Coordinator of the entrepreneurship and innovation degrees at La Trobe Business School, Australia. She has previously served on the business faculties of Deakin University, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh), Queensland University of Technology, and the University of Queensland. She has guest edited at journals such as Education and Training, Team Performance, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, Journal of Management and Organization, Thunderbird International Business Review and International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. Dr Ratten has co-edited six books in the field of entrepreneurship, including sports entrepreneurship and innovation. Her current research focus is on entrepreneurship and diversity.

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