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SpringerBriefs present concise summaries of cutting-edge research and practical applications across a wide spectrum of fields. Featuring compact volumes of 50 to 125 pages, the series covers a range of content from professional to academic. Typical topics might include: • A timely report of state-of-the art analytical techniques • A bridge between new research results, as published in journal articles, and a contextual literature review • A snapshot of a hot or emerging topic • An in-depth case study or clinical example • A presentation of core concepts that students must understand in order to make independent contributions SpringerBriefs in Entrepreneurship and Innovation focus on the nexus between entrepreneurship and innovation from an interdisciplinary and international perspective. Of particular interest are volumes that emphasize, for example, alternative interpretations and extensions of current thought about entrepreneurial and innovative processes, critiques of and proposals for public policies aimed toward an improved culture for entrepreneurship and innovation, entrepreneurship and innovation and the generation of knowledge, and international comparisons of dimensions of entrepreneurial and innovative activity. Briefs are characterized by fast, global electronic dissemination, standard publishing contracts, standardized manuscript preparation and formatting guidelines, and expedited production schedules.