Björn Bjerke covers all kinds of aspects of entrepreneurship including the history of the subject, our modern entrepreneurial society, local community development, entrepreneurship in different national cultures and women as entrepreneurs. He addresses some theoretical developments, and considers a narrow and a broad view of entrepreneurship, rational and natural entrepreneurial start-ups and entrepreneurship in space and place.
At the end of every chapter, there are numerous 'Think' questions and a practice case, which may be useful when studying the subject alone or when teaching it. There are online resources for teachers to support the text.
Contents: Introduction: A Book About, for or in Entrepreneurship? 1. The History of Entrepreneurship as an Academic Subject 2. Our Society During the Twenty-first Century 3. All These Preneurs 4. Business Entrepreneurship: The Narrow View 5. Business Entrepreneurship: The Broad View 6. Social Entrepreneurship 7. Entrepreneurship and Local Development 8. Start-ups of Entrepreneurial Activities 9. Women as Entrepreneurs 10. Entrepreneurial Activities in Different National Cultures 11. Some Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations References Index