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Born, Made and Educated

Entrepreneurship has a tremendous impact on the economic development of a country. As can be expected, many public policies foster the development of self- entrepreneurship in times of unemployment, praise the creation of firms and con- sider the willingness to start new ventures as a sign of good fortune. Are those behaviours inherent to a human being, to his genetic code, his psychology or can students, younger children or even adults be taught to become entrepreneurs? What should be the position of universities, of policy makers and how much does it matter for a country? This book presents several articles, following different research approaches to answer those difficult questions. The researchers explore in particular the psychology of entrepreneurship, the role of academia and the macroeconomic impact of entrepreneurship.

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EntrepreneurshipBorn, Made and EducatedEdited by Thierry Burger-Helmchen

Published: March 14th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2649

ISBN: 978-953-51-0210-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5133-3

Copyright year: 2012

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61376 Total Chapter Downloads

21 Crossref Citations

57 Web of Science Citations

63 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Psychology of Entrepreneurship

By Melek Kalkan and Canani Kaygusuz


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2. Entrepreneurial Intentions: The Role of the Cognitive Variables

By José C. Sánchez


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3. Do External Factors Influence Students' Entrepreneurial Inclination? An Evidence Based Approach

By Ishfaq Ahmed, Muhammad Musarrat Nawaz and Muhammad Ramzan


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4. Reflections on Eco-Preneurship

By Alan E. Singer


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5. The Effect of an Entrepreneurial Training Programme on Entrepreneurial Traits and Intention of Secondary Students

By Ricardo Gouveia Rodrigues, Anabela Dinis, Arminda do Paço, João Ferreira and Mário Raposo


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6. Academic Entrepreneurship and Financial Problems: The Capital Structure of the University Spin-Offs

By David Rodeiro, Sara Fernández, Milagros Vivel and María Jesús Rodríguez


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7. Entrepreneurship Education and Pupils' Attitudes Towards Entrepreneurs

By Vegard Johansen, Tuva Schanke and Tommy Høyvarde Clausen


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8. Entrepreneurship, University Research, and Growth: European North vs. South

By Panagiotis E. Petrakis


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9. Academic Entrepreneurship: What Changes When Scientists Become Academic Entrepreneurs?

By Igor Prodan and Alenka Slavec


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10. University's Entrepreneurship Education: Creating Meaningful Impression for New Generation

By Muhammad Nizam Zainuddin


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11. Critical Development Paths of University Spinoff Ventures

By Philip Bowe and Rory O’Shea


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12. Fostering Entrepreneurship by Developing a New Learning Environment Within a Finnish University of Applied Sciences

By Pasi Juvonen


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13. Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth: Macroeconomic Analysis and Effects of Social Capital in the EU

By Marta Portela, Emilia Vázquez-Rozas, Isabel Neira and Elvira Viera


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14. Types of Entrepreneurial Action and Societal Provision for the Future: An Inquiry

By John Brätland


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15. Examining the Bidirectional Relationship Between Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth: Is Entrepreneurship Endogenous?

By Maribel N. Mojica-Howell, Wesley L. Whittaker, Tesfa G. Gebremedhin and Peter V. Schaeffer


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16. Entrepreneurs' Resilience Measurement

By Nor Aishah Buang


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