Entrepreneurship: Motivation, Performance and Risk


Richard Fairchild (Editor)
School of Management, University of Bath, UK

Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
BISAC: BUS025000

In this book, the authors draw together some leading international research (both theoretical and empirical) that analyzes economic and behavioural issues surrounding entrepreneurial incentives, performance and risk. The book begins with a conceptual theoretical analysis of firm development, taking into account its interaction with the four principal factor markets. Furthermore, conflicts at the managerial level are considered. The remaining chapters empirically analyze some of the behavioural/psychological/demographic factors affecting entrepreneurship. In summary, this book draws on international research to provide insights into the economic and behavioural factors affecting entrepreneurial incentives, risk-taking and performance. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The Genesis of Firms – Internal Markets, Markets and Hierarchies (Bob Ryan)pp,1-26

2. Perception and Reality: Organisational Risk Taking, Choice of Strategy and Success under Ordinary Conditions and in Times of Crisis
(Anna Kadi and Klara Farago, Psychology Institute, Budapest, Izabella U. Hungary)pp,27-54

3. Performance and Optimality for High Technology Firms: An Empirical Analysis of Growth and Innovation
(Gavin C. Reid and Vandana Ujjual)pp,55-72

4. Fairness Norms and Self-Interest in Venture Capital/Entrepreneur Contracting and Performance
(Richard Fairchild, School of Management, University of Bath, UK)
5. Entrepreneurial Choice with Respect to U.S. Microentrepreneurs and Access to Microloans
(Caroline E.W. Glackin, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA)pp,91-110

6. Family Entrepreneuship: Opportunity or Threat to Network Formation? Lessons Learned from Agri-Tourism
(Antonia Rosa Gurrieri and Luca Petruzzellis, University of Foggia, Italy, and others)pp,111-124

7. Small Business Social Responsibility and the Missing Link: The Local Context
(Mara Del Baldo, Paola Demartini)pp,125-150

8. Ethnic Entrepreneurship and Social Capital: Economic Effects
(María-Soledad Castaño Martínez, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain)pp,151-166

9. Business Motivation and Work-Family Balance among Urban and Rural Women Entrepreneurs in Portugal Carla Marques
(Gina Santos, Chris Gerry, and Gil Gomes, University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)pp,167-192

Index pp,193-204

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