Globalization has been the subject of fierce academic and public debates over the past two decades, but the focus has tended to revolve around ‘objective’ aspects linked to economics and technology. This authoritative research review by a leading academic in the field brings together important papers which cover the equally crucial ‘subjective’ dimensions with particular emphasis on the production and dispersion of cultural meanings, identities and practices.
Mark Casson and Catherine Casson
What are the secrets of a successful entrepreneur? When did the origins of enterprise occur? This research review addresses such questions by uniting historical case studies of entrepreneurial behaviour from 1200–2000. Key features of this collection include a thematic and chronological comparison of relevant studies as well as coverage of a range of industries, including the software industry. The editors have also selected papers which allow for an examination of a range of entrepreneurial backgrounds and personalities, including female entrepreneurs.
Héctor O. Rocha, David B. Audretsch and Julian Birkinshaw
One of the obstacles for understanding the phenomenon of entrepreneurship is the lack of integration of different assumptions, units and levels of analysis that are implicit in its many conceptualisations. This research review offers a pathway to integration by considering eight associated disciplines and theories, presenting an authoritative selection of the most significant published work on entrepreneurship from each perspective.