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Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics
The Process of Business Creation

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June 2004 | 608 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"This important Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics reports on the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED), the most comprehensive scientifically representative study to date of nascent entrepreneurs. The book is unique because the study identified individuals in the process of creating new businesses to understand how, at its very source, people move from considering the option of starting a new business to its actual founding.  This has never been done before in the history of entrepreneurship research… I cannot recommend this book more strongly to entrepreneurship scholars and those interested in where entrepreneurs come from and how they move from their initial idea to new venture founding."                                              
--Claudia Bird Schoonhoven,  University of California, Irvine 

"This Handbook makes a terrific contribution to understanding entrepreneurship and new business creation.  Its 38 chapters report major findings from the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED), an unprecedented research program involving more than a hundred researchers from 10 countries.  This Handbook is 'must reading' for anyone interested in entrepreneurship research."         
--Andrew H. Van de Ven, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Entrepreneurial activity provides profound positive benefits across an important set of measures of social and economic well-being, much of it concentrated in new economic sectors such as information technology. Yet, even though entrepreneurship has been shown to provide many benefits, it is surprising that there has not been a systematic study of the entrepreneurial process. The Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics: The Process of Business Creation fills this gap by offering theories, ideas, and measures that can be used to explore and understand the factors that encompass and influence the creation of new businesses.

The chapters in the handbook provide the rationale for questionnaires used in the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED). The PSED is a research program that was initiated to provide systematic, reliable, and generalizable data on important features of the new business creation process. The PSED includes information on the proportion and characteristics of the adult population involved in efforts to start businesses, the activities and characteristics that comprise the nature of the business start-up process, and the proportion and characteristics of those business start-up efforts that actually become new businesses. The handbook also describes the PSED data collection process; provides documentation of the interview schedules, codebooks, data preparation and weighting scheme; as well as offers examples of how analyses of PSED data might be conducted. The authors identify specific measures that can be used to operationalize theory as well as provide evidence from the PSED data sets on these measures' reliability and validity.

The Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics is ideal for a sizeable audience, including graduate students, academics, and librarians in schools of business and management who need a comprehensive reference on business creation. In addition, researchers and policy makers at the federal, state, and local level will find this an invaluable reference covering all of the factors involved in new venture formation.

Key Features:

* Considers categories of data not available prior to the PSED
* Includes a comprehensive overview of theories about new business formation
* Provides demographics of nascent entrepreneurs
* Analyzes the cognitive characteristics of nascent entrepreneurs
* Explores all of the processes of new business formation

William B. Gartner
Introduction
Paul D. Reynolds
CHAPTER 1 - OVERVIEW: LIFE CONTEXT, PERSONAL BACKGROUND
Nancy M. Carter and Candida G. Brush
CHAPTER 2 GENDER
Patricia G. Greene and Margaret M. Owen
CHAPTER 3 RACE AND ETHNICITY
Candida G. Brush and Tatiana S. Manolova
CHAPTER 4 HOUSEHOLD STRUCTURE
Phillip Kim and Howard E. Aldrich, and Lisa Keister
CHAPTER FIVE: HOUSEHOLD INCOME AND NET WORTH
Paul D. Reynolds
CHAPTER 6 - LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION AND RESIDENTIAL TENURE
Candida G. Brush and Tatiana S. Manolova
CHAPTER 7 PERSONAL BACKGROUND
Charles H. Matthews and Sherrie E. Human
CHAPTER 8 FAMILY BACKGROUND
Margaret M. Owen and Patricia G. Greene
CHAPTER 9 TIME USE
Amy E. Davis and Howard E. Aldrich
CHAPTER 10 WORK PARTICIPATION HISTORY
Kelly G. Shaver
CHAPTER 11 OVERVIEW OF THE COGNITIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ENTREPRENEUR
Nancy M. Carter and William B. Gartner and Kelly G. Shaver
CHAPTER 12 CAREER REASONS
Elizabeth J. Gatewood
CHAPTER 13 ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPECTANCIES
Kevin L. Johnson and Joseph C. Rode, Marne L. Arthaud-Day, and Janet P. Near
CHAPTER 14 JOB AND LIFE SATISFACTION
Kevin L. Johnson, Wade M. Danis, and Marc J. Dollinger
CHAPTER 15 INNOVATOR AND ADAPTOR ENTREPRENEURS
Per Davidsson
CHAPTER 16 ROLE MODELS AND PERCEIVED SOCIAL SUPPORT
Jianwen Liao and Harold Welsch
CHAPTER 17 ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENSITY
Matthew W. Ford and Charles H. Matthews
CHAPTER 18 INDIVIDUAL PROBLEM SOLVING
Kelly G. Shaver
CHAPTER 19 ATTRIBUTION AND LOCUS OF CONTROL
James Morgan
CHAPTER 20 ON ECONOMIC SOPHISTICATION
Robert Baron
CHAPTER 21 SOCIAL SKILLS
William B. Gartner and Nancy M. Carter
CHAPTER 22 OVERVIEW OF THE STARTUP PROCESS
Paul D. Reynolds
CHAPTER 23 NATURE OF BUSINESS START-UPS
Gerald E. Hills and Robert P. Singh
CHAPTER 24 OPPORTUNITY RECOGNITION
25 STARTUP PROBLEMS
Candida G. Brush and Tatiana S. Manolova
25 STARTUP PROBLEMS
Candida G. Brush and Tatiana S. Manolova
Candida G. Brush and Tatiana S. Manolova
CHAPTER 25 STARTUP PROBLEMS
William B. Gartner, Nancy M. Carter, and Paul D. Reynolds
CHAPTER 26 BUSINESS STARTUP ACTIVITIES
Howard E. Aldrich, Nancy M. Carter, and Martin Ruef
CHAPTER 27 TEAMS
Nancy M. Carter, William B. Gartner, and Paul D. Reynolds
CHAPTER 28 FIRM FOUNDING
Howard E. Aldrich and Nancy M. Carter
CHAPTER 29 SOCIAL NETWORKS
William Dennis Jr. and Paul D. Reynolds
CHAPTER 30 KNOWLEDGE AND USE OF ASSISTANCE
Michael Stouder and Bruce A. Kirchhoff
CHAPTER 31 FUNDING THE FIRST YEAR OF BUSINESS
CHAPTER 31 FUNDING THE FIRST YEAR OF BUSINESS
CHAPTER 31 FUNDING THE FIRST YEAR OF BUSINESS
CHAPTER 31 FUNDING THE FIRST YEAR OF BUSINESS

CHAPTER 31 FUNDING THE FIRST YEAR OF BUSINESS
Jerome A. Katz and Ana Cabezuelo
CHAPTER 32 MEASURES OF FINANCIAL SOPHISTICATION
Sherrie E. Human and Charles H. Matthews
CHAPTER 33 FUTURE EXPECTATIONS FOR THE NEW BUSINESS
CHAPTER 33 FUTURE EXPECTATIONS FOR THE NEW BUSINESS

CHAPTER 33 FUTURE EXPECTATIONS FOR THE NEW BUSINESS
CHAPTER 33 FUTURE EXPECTATIONS FOR THE NEW BUSINESS
Paul D. Reynolds
CHAPTER 34 OVERVIEW: ENTREPRENEURIAL CONTEXT AND ENVIRONMENT
Nancy M. Carter, Paul D. Reynolds, and William B. Gartner
CHAPTER 35 PERCEPTIONS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL CLIMATE
Charles H. Matthews and Sherrie E. Human
CHAPTER 36 THE ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY CONTEXT FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP: PERCEIVED ENVIRONMENTAL UNCERTAINTY
Timothy M. Stearns and Nancy M. Carter
CHAPTER 37 COMPETITIVE STRATEGY
Kathleen Allen and Timothy Stearns
CHAPTER 38 TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURS
William B. Gartner
CHAPTER 39 CONCLUSION
APPENDIX A - DATA COLLECTION Paul D. Reynolds and Richard Curtin
APPENDIX B - DATA DOCUMENTATION, DATA PREPARATION AND WEIGHTS Richard Curtin and Paul D. Reynolds
APPENDIX C - EXAMPLES OF ANALYSIS: WORK FILE PREPARATION, COMPARISONS AND ADJUSTMENT OF WEIGHTS Paul D. Reynolds and Richard Curtin

"Entrepreneurial activity provides profound positive benefits across an important set of measures of social and economic well-being, much of it concentrated in new economic sectors, such as information technology. Yet even though entrepreneurship has been shown to provide many benefits, it is surprising that there has not be a systematic study of the process. This handbook tries to fill this gap by offering theories, ideas, and measures that can be used to explore and understand the factors involved."

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Indiana University
Key features
  • Based on new, unique research performed by Entrepreneurial Research Consortium for the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics  
  • The only current, comprehensive study of the present-day entrepreneurial process available.  
  • The editors are among the best known and respected scholars in the field of Entrepreneurship
  • This is a book that focuses on nascent entrepreneurs and the process of new business formation. 

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