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Concepts, Theory and Perspective

  • Álvaro Cuervo
  • Domingo Ribeiro
  • Salvador Roig


  • Presents a selection of important contributions in entrepreneurship, published in leading journals in the field


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Entrepreneurship: Concepts, Theory and Perspective. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Álvaro Cuervo, Domingo Ribeiro, Salvador Roig
      Pages 1-20
  3. Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. James W. Carland, Frank Hoy, William R. Boulton, Jo Ann C. Carland
      Pages 73-81
    3. Howard E. Aldrich, C. Marlene Fiol
      Pages 105-127
  4. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Murray B. Low, Ian C. MacMillan
      Pages 131-154
    3. Howard H. Stevenson, J. Carlos Jarillo
      Pages 155-170
    4. Scott Shane, Sankaran Venkataraman
      Pages 171-184
    5. Norris F. Krueger Jr
      Pages 185-206
    6. Sharon A. Alvarez, Lowell W. Busenitz
      Pages 207-227
  5. Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Lowell W. Busenitz, G. Page West III, Dean Shepherd, Teresa Nelson, Gaylen Gayled N. Chandler, Andrew Zacharakis
      Pages 267-291
    3. Silvia T. Morales-Gualdrón, Salvador Roig
      Pages 313-333

About this book


With so many theories and so many scientific bodies implicated in its study, Entrepreneurship can, at times, seem like a veritable jungle where finding one's way can prove to be difficult. This book functions as a map locating  the most important issues:  those where an acceptable consensus already exists, and those that remain open to discussion. In so doing, we have presented the accounts of distinguished explorers in their own words. The book contains three parts reflecting the synergistic approach opted for by the editors: Concepts, Theory, and Perspective, that correspond to previously published academic articles that were either important in the scientific consolidation of Entrepreneurship, or that present challenges for the future.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Álvaro Cuervo
    • 1
  • Domingo Ribeiro
    • 2
  • Salvador Roig
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Business EconomicsUniversity Complutense of MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Entrepreneurship
  • Book Subtitle Concepts, Theory and Perspective
  • Editors Álvaro Cuervo
    Domingo Ribeiro
    Salvador Roig
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-48542-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08015-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-48543-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 348
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Entrepreneurship
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