Entrepreneurship in the Polis Book

Entrepreneurship in the Polis

  • Author : Inga Narbutaité Aflaki
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317142546

Entrepreneurship in the Polis Excerpt :

Dynamics of entrepreneurship have attracted growing attention from scholars of political science, policy studies, public administration and planning, as well as more recently, from the realms of international relations and foreign policy analysis. Under the banner of political entrepreneurship, this volume considers and maps out conceptual approaches to the study of entrepreneurship drawn from these fields, discusses synergies, envisages new analytical tools and offers contemporary empirical case studies, illustrating the diverse political contexts in which entrepreneurship takes place in the polis. Drawing upon an international cast of senior academics and cutting edge young researchers, the volume takes a closer look at key aspects of political entrepreneurship, such as, defining political entrepreneurs, how it relates to change, decision-making and strategies, organizational arrangements, institutional rules, varying contexts and future research agendas. By highlighting the political aspects of entrepreneurship, the volume presents new exciting opportunities for understanding entrepreneurial activities at regional, national and international levels. The volume will be of particular relevance to scholars and students of political science, policy studies, public administration, planning, international relations and business studies as well as practitioners interested in the nexus and utility of entrepreneurship in the modern-day political world.

Entrepreneurship in the Polis Book

Entrepreneurship in the Polis

  • Author : Inga Narbutaité Aflaki
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Political entrepreneurship
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 1315579936

Entrepreneurship in the Polis Excerpt :

Organisational Resilience Book

Organisational Resilience

  • Author : Ran Bhamra
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482233575

Organisational Resilience Excerpt :

An eternal dilemma for all organizations, and one that a considerable portion of management schools are set up to address, is how to become and stay competitive. Organisational Resilience: Concepts, Integration, and Practice brings together, for the first time, key works that describe the scope and nature of resilience and provides direction to take the field forwards. A response not only to rapidly growing interest in this field, but to the increased importance placed on it, the book presents a broad introduction to research, knowledge, and practice. The book captures the diversity and depth of current thinking about research on organizational-related resilience. The book explains fundamental concepts and clarifies some underlying ideas from diverse fields of resilience-related research. It examines how some of these concepts and ideas have been integrated into specific research activity and used to further develop their respective fields of enquiry. The connecting of concepts and ideas to existing readily helps to progress the development of theory. The book then focuses on aspects of real World practice and experience. However, the central theme about resilience as a concept is that it is not merely concerned with survival pure and simple, but that this survival involves transformation more often than not. Examining resilience at the organizational level, this book clarifies the commonality of concepts and practice that exists among disparate research disciplines and establishes a singular ‘go-to’ work that can be used to develop operational and strategic practices.

Policy Entrepreneurship Book

Policy Entrepreneurship

  • Author : Michael Mintrom
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-05-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000200355

Policy Entrepreneurship Excerpt :

Policy entrepreneurs engage in collaborative action to promote broad societal changes. They distinguish themselves from other political actors through their willingness to promote policy innovations that are new within specific contexts. Policy Entrepreneurship: An Asian Perspective showcases an exciting collection of new research studies. Previous studies of policy entrepreneurship within specific contexts across this vast region have confirmed the explanatory power of the concept, even though the political systems under investigation are distinct from the political system in the United States, where the notion of policy entrepreneurship was coined. This book is the first ever comprehensive compilation of research on policy entrepreneurship in Asia, and focused on policy change in China, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. All the studies gathered here assess the agency of policy entrepreneurs within broader structures that present them with both opportunities and constraints. In their different ways, each chapter explores how structural changes, specific strategies used by policy entrepreneurs, and the practice of boundary spanning shape policy agendas. The scholarship on display offers an inspiring treasure trove of ideas, insights, concepts, and research strategies. This book will prompt newer scholarship on policy entrepreneurs and the crucial role they play in contemporary politics, in Asia and globally. The chapters in this book were originally published in the Journal of Asian Public Policy.

Entrepreneurship  Institutional Framework and Support Mechanisms in the EU Book

Entrepreneurship Institutional Framework and Support Mechanisms in the EU

  • Author : Nikolaos Apostolopoulos
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-08-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839099847

Entrepreneurship Institutional Framework and Support Mechanisms in the EU Excerpt :

Entrepreneurship, Institutional Framework and Support Mechanisms in the EU sheds light on the important and yet crucially under-explored interactions between entrepreneurship, institutions and support mechanisms within the EU.

Governance and Political Entrepreneurship in Europe Book

Governance and Political Entrepreneurship in Europe

  • Author : Charlie Karlsson
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-06-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788112765

Governance and Political Entrepreneurship in Europe Excerpt :

The economic crisis has had severe and negative impacts on the EU over the last decade. This book focuses on a neglected dimension by examining European political entrepreneurship in times of economic crisis with particular emphasis on EU member-states, institutions and policies. The main focus is on the role that the political entrepreneur can play in promoting entrepreneurship and growth. It is argued that the political entrepreneur and political entrepreneurship can positively influence the conditions for entrepreneurial activity and business.

Transnational Policy Entrepreneurs Book

Transnational Policy Entrepreneurs

  • Author : Ulrike Zeigermann
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-05-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030448936

Transnational Policy Entrepreneurs Excerpt :

This book explains how transnational policy entrepreneurs have contributed to the transfer of the contested concept of ‘Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development’ (PCSD) in global policy. Tracing the processes by which the PCSD concept has been diffused in an international epistemic community linked to the EU and the OECD, the book offers new insights on international public administrations’ influence on global decision-making. It highlights the dynamic and multi-directional character of knowledge circulation in policy transfer. Drawing on case studies from France, the United Kingdom and Germany, the book contributes to current debates on sustainable development, revealing the role of actors and the logics behind ‘policy coherence’. Thus, it allows to understand the challenges involved in implementing SDG 17. Given its scope, the book will be of considerable interest to academic audiences and students of international relations and policy analysis, as well as practitioners and public officials whose work involves global sustainability policy.

Tourism Destination Evolution Book

Tourism Destination Evolution

  • Author : Patrick Brouder
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317009559

Tourism Destination Evolution Excerpt :

Outlining the need for fresh perspectives on change in tourism, this book offers a theoretical overview and empirical examples of the potential synergies of applying evolutionary economic geography (EEG) concepts in tourism research. EEG has proven to be a powerful explanatory paradigm in other sectors and tourism studies has a track record of embracing, adapting, and enhancing frameworks from cognate fields. EEG approaches to tourism studies complement and further develop studies of established themes such as path dependence and the Tourism Area Life Cycle. The individual chapters draw from a broad geographical framework and address distinct conceptual elements of EEG, using a diverse set of tourism case studies from Europe, North America and Australia. Developing the theoretical cohesion of tourism and EEG, this volume also gives non-specialist tourism scholars a window into the possibilities of using these concepts in their own research. Given the timing of this publication, it has great potential value to the wider tourism community in advancing theory and leading to more effective empirical research.

Policy Entrepreneurs and Dynamic Change Book

Policy Entrepreneurs and Dynamic Change

  • Author : Michael Mintrom
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108643436

Policy Entrepreneurs and Dynamic Change Excerpt :

Policy entrepreneurs are energetic actors who engage in collaborative efforts in and around government to promote policy innovations. Interest in policy entrepreneurs has grown over recent years. Increasingly, they are recognized as a unique class of political actors, who display common attributes, deploy common strategies, and can propel dynamic shifts in societal practices. This Element assesses the current state of knowledge on policy entrepreneurs, their actions, and their impacts. It explains how various global forces are creating new demand for policy entrepreneurship, and suggests directions for future research on policy entrepreneurs and their efforts to drive dynamic change.

The Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration Book

The Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration

  • Author : Diane Stone
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191076343

The Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration Excerpt :

Global policy making is unfurling in distinctive ways above traditional nation-state policy processes. New practices of transnational administration are emerging inside international organizations but also alongside the trans-governmental networks of regulators and inside global public private partnerships. Mainstream policy and public administration studies have tended to analyse the capacity of public sector hierarchies to globalize national policies. By contrast, this Handbook investigates new public spaces of transnational policy-making, the design and delivery of global public goods and services, and the interdependent roles of transnational administrators who move between business bodies, government agencies, international organizations, and professional associations. This Handbook is novel in taking the concepts and theories of public administration and policy studies to get inside the black box of global governance. Transnational administration is a multi-actor and multi-scalar endeavour having manifestations, depending on the policy issue or problems, at the local, urban, sub-regional, sub-national, regional, national, supranational, supra-regional, transnational, international, and global scales. These scales of 'local' and 'global' are not neatly bounded and nested spaces but are articulated together in complex patterns of policy activity. These transnational patterns represent a reinvigoration of public administration and policy studies as the Handbook authors advance their analysis beyond the methodological nationalism of the nation-state.

Combined Forces for Social Impact Book

Combined Forces for Social Impact

  • Author : Heike Schirmer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2014-01-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9783658048594

Combined Forces for Social Impact Excerpt :

​For social entrepreneurs, who often operate under conditions of resource scarcity, building partnerships offers an effective way to gain complementary capabilities. Heike Schirmer investigates the dynamics of partnerships between social ventures and corporations. Based on four case studies from Germany, the author shows two opposing formation processes. Means-driven partnerships, dominated by elements of effectuation, start with generalized aspirations and evolve over time. Goal-driven partnerships, dominated by elements of causation, start with pre-determined goals and follow a strategic, systematic implementation. The data also reveals that formation processes and governance mechanisms might be interlinked.

Entrepreneurship Book


  • Author : Harold P. Welsch
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 0415323940

Entrepreneurship Excerpt :

This volume offers insight and perspective on entrepreneurship from the foremost academic leaders in the field.

Business Ethics Book

Business Ethics

  • Author : Andrew Crane
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01
  • Genre: Business ethics
  • Pages : 605
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199697311

Business Ethics Excerpt :

The fourth edition of Business Ethics explores throughout the text, in the context of business ethics, the three major challenges that businesses face when making ethical decisions:� Globalization� Sustainability� Corporate citizenship. Crane and Matten provides a truly global approach with a strong European perspective as well as examples from emerging economies and all around the world.The text's accessible style and easy-to-follow narrative ensure it is engaging for students new to the subject. The text features excellent case studies and unique pedagogical features that show how theory relates to real-life practice, including Ethics on Screen, Ethics Online and Ethics in Action. It also focuses on skills, such as key decision-making skills, through in-text features including Skill Checks, Think Theory boxes and Key Concept boxes. New to this editionExtended coverage of SMEs and social enterprise, world religions and business ethics, whistleblowing, personal decision-making and feminist ethicsUpdated cases, examples, and vignettes throughout featuring recent cases that have raised complex ethical issues including the News International phone-hacking scandal, the ethical challenges presented by social media, and changes to banking regulations to avert another financial crisisExtended coverage of Asian, Arabian, Latin American, and African perspectives on the ethical debates and dilemmas faced by businesses in their regionsNew in-text features highlight the business skills covered in each chapterEnhanced resources on the website including, for students, related video links for each chapter, a careers advice section, all EoS have been updated to feature a new recent film, to help engage students with business ethics through the very latest cultural coverage, and, for lecturers, a test bank of multiple choice questions