© 2016

Contemporary Entrepreneurship

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Innovation and Growth

  • Dieter Bögenhold
  • Jean Bonnet
  • Marcus Dejardin
  • Domingo Garcia Pérez de Lema

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Contemporary Entrepreneurship and Field of Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dieter Bögenhold, Jean Bonnet, Marcus Dejardin, Domingo Garcia Pérez de Lema
      Pages 3-15
  3. Entrepreneurial Performance and Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Marcus Box, Xiang Lin, Karl Gratzer
      Pages 31-49
    3. Gonzalo Maldonado Guzman, Gabriela Citlalli Lopez Torres, Maria del Carmen Martinez Serna, Domingo Garcia Pérez de Lema
      Pages 111-123
  4. Entrepreneurial Individual Primers, Paths and Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Dieter Bögenhold, Andrea Klinglmair
      Pages 127-140
    3. Zulaicha Parastuty, Robert J. Breitenecker, Erich J. Schwarz, Rainer Harms
      Pages 159-172
    4. M. Camino Ramón-Llorens, Isabel Olmedo-Cifuentes, Antonia Madrid-Guijarro
      Pages 173-186
  5. Entrepreneurial Frameworks, Ethics and Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Lisa Abbenhardt, Hans J. Pongratz, Stefan Bernhard
      Pages 229-242

About this book


This book presents the current state-of-the-art in all major and upcoming areas of entrepreneurship research. Thousands of scholars around the world are currently working to broaden our understanding of the entrepreneurial phenomenon. The disciplines involved are numerous, as are the topics of interest, with substantial efforts to enhance the existing knowledge. This book is specifically designed to facilitate high-level, high-intensity discussions and fruitful exchanges between scholars involved in entrepreneurship research. The articles address a variety of topics ranging from self-employment, technology, growth patterns and job creation, and success and failure rates, to historical, conceptual and comparative international approaches.

“This book takes entrepreneurship beyond the individual, size of the venture, entrepreneurial personality, and looks at entrepreneurship as a long term complex process that is heterogeneous, content dependent with an emphasis on innovation and growth. A must read for individuals interested in entrepreneurship, today and in the future, on a domestic and global basis.” – Robert D. Hisrich, Director – Walker Center and Garvin Professor of Global Entrepreneurship, Thunderbird School of Global Management

“Entrepreneurship is perhaps not just the most multifaceted but also the most important concept of the modern socio-economic disciplines. This book makes an invaluable contribution in this fascinating area: it presents a multifaceted socio-economic examination of the impact of entrepreneurship for growth.” – Roy Thurik, Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam and Montpellier Business School                                              


Business Incubation Economic policy Entrepreneurial risk Innovation economics Job creation Regional Entrepreneurship and Development Index Social entrepreneurship Social entrepreneurship Spin-offs Technology transfer

Editors and affiliations

  • Dieter Bögenhold
    • 1
  • Jean Bonnet
    • 2
  • Marcus Dejardin
    • 3
  • Domingo Garcia Pérez de Lema
    • 4
  1. 1.Alpen-Adria University KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria
  2. 2.University of Caen Lower NormandieCaenFrance
  3. 3.University of NamurNamurBelgium
  4. 4.Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT)CartagenaSpain

About the editors

Dr. Dieter Bögenhold is Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Economics at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria. He is also head of the department of sociology and codirector of the interfaculty wide research cluster entrepreneurship. His research covers an intersection of business and society, entrepreneurship and history of economic and social thought. Besides many editorial affiliations he belongs to the board of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society. He has taught and published widely in fields of management, entrepreneurship, socioeconomics, and sociology.

Dr. Jean Bonnet is Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Caen, France. He is Founding Director of the Master Programme in Entrepreneurship (Ingénierie des projets Entrepreneuriaux); his research covers Occupational Choice and especially the decision to become an entrepreneur in relation with the functioning of the Labor Market.  Additional fields of research are Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Finance, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. 

Dr. Marcus Dejardin is Professor of Economics at the University of Namur and the Université catholique de Louvain. He has developed expertise in entrepreneurship, innovation, regional economics, and public policy analysis. Marcus is the Founding Editor of the New Economics Papers – Entrepreneurship Newsletter. He serves as an Associate Editor of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal and The Annals of Regional Science.

Dr. Domingo García-Pérez-de-Lema is Professor of Financial Economics and Accounting at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain. President of Finance and Business Valuation Commission (AECA). Director of the Economic Observatory of SMEs in the Region of Murcia. Co-Director of the Foundation for Strategic Development of SMEs (FAEDPYME). His research covers different fields of SME such as: corporate culture, innovation, family business and prediction of business failure. He is responsible for Business Valuation in Entrepreneurship Center of UPCT.                  

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