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  • The articulation of social capital in entrepreneurial networks: a glue or a lubricant? 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Jack, Sarah L. (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08985620110112079, 2002)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and JACK, S. L., 2002. The articulation of social capital in entrepreneurial networks: a glue or a lubricant? Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 14 (3), pp. 193-210.
    Whilst social capital has been applied in a variety of contexts the nature, role and application of social capital in an entrepreneurial context have not been extensively explored. The nature of social capital presents a ...
  • “Class matters”: human and social capital in the entrepreneurial process. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Miller, Claire J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1053-5357(03)00009-X, 2003-03)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and MILLER, C. J., 2003. “Class matters”: human and social capital in the entrepreneurial process. Journal of Socio-Economics, 32 (1), pp. 17-36.
    This paper explores how entrepreneurial family background impacts upon the development of social and human capital resources and demonstrates how these affect the profitability and growth of new enterprise. Through a ...
  • Classifying the strategic capability of farmers: a segmentation framework. 

    McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Robert (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEV.2012.046517, 2012)
    MCELWEE, G. and SMITH, R., 2012. Classifying the strategic capability of farmers: a segmentation framework. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 4 (2), pp. 111-131.
    This paper examines the capability of farmers to diversify and outlines the barriers and challenges that confront farmers. It suggests that not all farmers have a high level of ‘strategic awareness capability’. The ...
  • COEUR: developing business creativity and Europreneurship in European University networks. 

    Eickhoff, Matthias; Trigo, Virginia; Turnbull, Andrew; Dyczkowski, Tomasz (SPACE-network, 2014-01-01)
    EICKHOFF, M., TRIGO, V., TURNBULL, A. and DYCZKOWSKI, T. 2014. COEUR: developing business creativity and Europreneurship in European University networks. Journal of advances in higher education, 6(1), pages 76-101.
    This paper analyses the operating process and participants' feedback of a network of European universities that was set up in 2004, initially to organise annual week-long conferences for the development of students' ...
  • Conceptualising entrepreneurship as economic “explanation” and the consequent loss of “understanding”. 

    Anderson, Alistair R. (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBG.2015.067432, 2015)
    ANDERSON, A. R., 2015. Conceptualising entrepreneurship as economic “explanation” and the consequent loss of “understanding”. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 14 (2), pp. 145-157.
    This paper examines how entrepreneurship has become conceptualised as an economic phenomenon. We explain how the outcomes, the admirable results of entrepreneurship, have led to this position. An understandable concern for ...
  • The condition of smallness: how what it means to be small deters firms from getting bigger. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Ullah, Farid (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-10-2012-0734, 2014-02-01)
    ANDERSON, A.R. and ULLAH, F. 2014. The condition of smallness: how what it means to be small deters firms from getting bigger. Management decision [online], 52(2), pages 326-349. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-10-2012-0734
    We consider why most small firms remain small. Employing an inductive analysis of responses from a survey of 2,521 small business owners about employment regulation, we examine the nature and effects of smallness. We found ...
  • Connecting with stakeholders: An investigation into the perspectives of university – educated youths on the barriers to employment and entrepreneurship in Nigeria. 

    Ezeani, Elimma C. (Nigeria Village Square. http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/articles-comments/88940-university-employment-entrepreneurship-research-paper.html, 2015-04-30)
    EZEANI, E. C., 2015. Connecting with stakeholders: An investigation into the perspectives of university – educated youths on the barriers to employment and entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Available from Nigeria Village Square [online]. Available from: http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/articles-comments/88940-university-employment-entrepreneurship-research-paper.html
    There is a gap with identifying what factors educated youths actually perceive as the barriers to their employment or entrepreneurship opportunities. In developing economies in particular, this question is certainly very ...
  • The contemporary role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. 

    Lee, Yiu Chung Edward (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2014-03)
    This thesis explores the contemporary role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. Although previous research has considered the subject of guanxi and Chinese entrepreneurship, this study aims at providing a deeper and ...
  • A continuum approach to lifestyle entrepreneurship. 

    Allardyce, Susan (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2015-05)
    Recent years have witnessed an increased interest in small independently operated businesses with researchers expressing an interest in the manner in which the independent owner-operator is motivated to enter the market ...
  • Daring to be different: a dialogue on the problems of getting qualitative research published. 

    Smith, Robert; Anderson, Alistair R. (Edward Elgar http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/Bookentry_contents.lasso?id=3448, 2007)
    SMITH, R. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2007. Daring to be different: a dialogue on the problems of getting qualitative research published. In: H. NEERGAARD and J. P. ULHOI, eds. Handbook of qualitative research methods in entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. pp. 434-459
    Qualitative methodologies continue to proliferate in social sciences such as sociology and anthropology. Yet, despite this uptake they currently exist on the margins of entrepreneurship research. Indeed, Rae (2001) ...
  • Developing the entrepreneurial skills of farmers: some myths explored. 

    Pyysiainen, Jarkko; Anderson, Alistair R.; McElwee, Gerard; Vesala, Kari (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552550610644463, 2006)
    PYYSIAINEN, J., ANDERSON, A., MCELWEE, G. and VESALA, K., 2006. Developing the entrepreneurial skills of farmers: some myths explored. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 12 (1), pp. 21-39
    Purpose – Entrepreneurship is currently at the focus of much theoretical, practical and political interest. In Europe, agriculture has faced dramatic pressures for restructuring, and facilitation of the entrepreneurial ...
  • Documenting Essex-Boy as a local gendered regime. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17566261311328846, 2013)
    SMITH, R., 2013. Documenting Essex-Boy as a local gendered regime. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 5 (2), pp. 174-197.
    Purpose – As a social construct, entrepreneurship is portrayed as an unashamedly masculine endeavour. This forms the basis for much feminist research in entrepreneurship. Despite a sustained research effort in the field ...
  • Embedded entrepreneurship in the creative re-construction of place. 

    McKeever, Edward; Jack, Sarah L.; Anderson, Alistair R. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2014.07.002, 2014-08-15)
    MCKEEVER, E., JACK, S. and ANDERSON, A. 2014. Embedded entrepreneurship in the creative re-construction of place. Journal of business venturing [online], 30(1), pages 50-65. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2014.07.002
    This paper focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs engage with place and community. Drawing on the ideas of embeddedness and transferring value across spheres, we develop insight about how the relationship between entrepreneurs ...
  • Enacted metaphor: the theatricality of the entrepreneurial process. 

    Anderson, Alistair R. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242605057654, 2005-12)
    ANDERSON, A. R., 2005. Enacted metaphor: the theatricality of the entrepreneurial process. International Small Business Journal, 23 (6), pp. 587-603
    The paper proposes the value of theatricality as an addition conceptual tool to aid analysis and understanding of the entrepreneurial process. It explores the application of dramatism and dramaturgy and argues that the ...
  • Enacting entrepreneurship as social value creation. 

    Korsgaard, Steffen; Anderson, Alistair R. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242610391936, 2011-04)
    KORSGAARD, S. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2011. Enacting entrepreneurship as social value creation. International Small Business Journal, 29(2), pp. 135-151.
    The social plays an important role in entrepreneurship, but one that is not fully understood. We argue that the social conditions of entrepreneurs, as well as the social nature of opportunities, affect the entrepreneurial ...
  • Engineers learning to become entrepreneurs: stimulations and barriers in Israel. 

    Chorev, Schaul; Anderson, Alistair R. (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJCEELL.2006.010956, 2006)
    CHOREV, S. and ANDERSON, A.R., 2006. Engineers learning to become entrepreneurs: stimulations and barriers in Israel. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning, 16 (5), PP. 321-340.
    This paper explores the processes by which Israeli engineers become entrepreneurs. We employed a qualitative approach, using ethnographic life history interviews with nine entrepreneurial engineers. We find that the ...
  • Entrepreneurial social capital: conceptualizing social capital in new high-tech firms. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Park, John; Jack, Sarah L. (Sage http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242607076526, 2007-06)
    ANDERSON, A., PARK, J. and JACK, S.L., 2007. Entrepreneurial social capital: conceptualizing social capital in new high-tech firms. International Small Business Journal, 25 (3), pp. 245-272.
    Although the literature on social capital has increased dramatically in recent years, concerns have been raised about the expanse of applications of the term, diversity of constructs, definitions and variety of analyses. ...
  • Entrepreneurship as re-sourcing: towards a new image of entrepreneurship in a time of financial, economic and socio-spatial crisis. 

    Korsgaard, Steffen; Anderson, Alistair R.; Gaddesfors, Johan (Emerald https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEC-03-2014-0002, 2016-04-01)
    KORSGAARD, S., ANDERSON, A.R. and GADDEFORS, J. 2016. Entrepreneurship as re-sourcing: Towards a new image of entrepreneurship in a time of financial, economic and socio-spatial crisis. Journal of enterprising communities: people and places in the global economy [online], 10(2), pages 178-202. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEC-03-2014-0002
    The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding of entrepreneurship that can help researchers, policymakers and practitioners develop entrepreneurial responses to the current economic, environmental and socio-spatial ...
  • Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. 

    Schaeffer, Dorothea; Talavera, Oleksandr; Weir, Charlie (University of East Anglia http://ideas.repec.org/p/uea/aepppr/2010_9.html, 2010-05)
    SCHAEFFER, D., TALAVERA, O. and WEIR, C., 2010. Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. University of East Anglia AEP Discussion Papers in Economics, Paper 2010_09.
    We investigate the link between the propensity to become an entrepreneur and exogenous release from financial constraints in Germany. This is defined in terms of the movement from employment to self employment on receipt ...
  • Experts' views on success factors for high tech start ups - lessons from Israel. 

    Chorev, Schaul; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald, 2008)
    CHOREV, S. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2008. Experts’ views on success factors for high tech start ups – lessons from Israel. In: A. GROEN, R. OAKEY, P. VAN DER SIJDE and G. COOK, eds. New technology-based firms in the new millenium, Volume VI. Emerald. pp. 237-
    Beyond the widely acknowledged importance of new business, the role of young exporting high-tech business in Israel and many other small economies is seen as vital for economic growth. Israel is small and geographically ...