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Charting The Growth Of Entrepreneurship: A Citation Analysis Of Fer Content, 1981–2008, Jeffrey D. Kushkowski 2017 Iowa State University

Charting The Growth Of Entrepreneurship: A Citation Analysis Of Fer Content, 1981–2008, Jeffrey D. Kushkowski

Jeffrey D. Kushkowski

This research analyses the authors, topics and institutions included in Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research and describes the inter-relationships between contributing scholars. This research contributes to the continuing discussions about the nature of entrepreneurship conducted by both entrepreneurship scholars and information scientists. Using bibliometric techniques, this study analyses 3395 items from FER and describes the trends in authorship, institutional affiliation and subject focus. This research provides a clearer understanding of where entrepreneurship research takes place, and the topical preferences within entrepreneurship as shown in FER. It also highlights the growing contributions of international authors and the nature of collaborative research within ...


Minorities In Business: A Selected Overview Of U.S. And Iowa Surveys Of Business Owners, David Swenson, Harrison Inefuku 2017 Iowa State University

Minorities In Business: A Selected Overview Of U.S. And Iowa Surveys Of Business Owners, David Swenson, Harrison Inefuku

David Swenson

Every five years the U.S. Department of Commerce conducts a Survey of Business Owners. Those data are eventually made available to policy makers and scholars on a scheduled basis. Most of the 2002 data were not released until 2006 – hence there is at least a three year lag in the data. The 2007 survey will yield data, then, by 2011. We are therefore required to look at the 2002 data to determine the major characteristics of minority business activity in Iowa. In this brief report we are looking at selected national and Iowa characteristics.


Profiling The International New Venture -A Literature Review Of The Empirical Evidence, Natasha Evers 2017 School ofBusiness & Humanities Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown.

Profiling The International New Venture -A Literature Review Of The Empirical Evidence, Natasha Evers

The ITB Journal

International New Ventures (INVs) are defined as "business organisations that, from inception, seek to derive significant competitive advantage from the use of resources and the sale of outputs in multiple countries" (McDougall et al., 1994: 470). Globalisation, the dismantling of trade barriers, and the pervasive impact of new technologies have created unprecedented opportunities for young firms to go international early in their life cycle. This is also evidenced by the large number of long established firms that have recently internationalised. In light of these global trends, size of the firm is no longer a key determinant of internationalisation as it ...


Increasing Equity Through B Corp Certification In The Coffee Commodity Supply Chain, Emily Hlavka 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

Increasing Equity Through B Corp Certification In The Coffee Commodity Supply Chain, Emily Hlavka

Capstone Collection

The coffee industry is a cornerstone of Nicaragua’s economy. Coffee production shapes communities and is a major factor in the development of the country. Coffee cooperatives in Nicaragua are often Fairtrade and Organic certified, yet their farmers continue to struggle to secure stable livelihoods. In this inquiry, I sought to understand whether becoming a Certified B Corp and interacting with the B Corp network could improve farmer livelihoods for production cooperatives. B Corp Certification seeks to redefine success in business with the unifying goal of creating a more inclusive economy. B Corps, for-profit businesses which have passed the rigorous ...


Culture, Inner-City Education And Improving Economic Growth In Birmingham, Alabama, Leroy Abrahams 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

Culture, Inner-City Education And Improving Economic Growth In Birmingham, Alabama, Leroy Abrahams

Capstone Collection

Perhaps the greatest reminder of the economic inequities in American society is the drastic deficiencies in educational outcomes, based on class and race. Birmingham, Alabama, vividly portrays this reality. Families with means send their children to private schools and/or concentrate in the suburbs, leaving largely poor, and oftentimes, predominantly minority in densely populated crime-ridden areas with suboptimal schooling. The schooling patterns are clearly reflected in the economic outcomes, though Black are a majority in the city they are vastly underrepresented in the middle to upper middle class, while grossly overrepresented among those in poverty. These inequities are often mirrored ...


Essays In Entrepreneurship, Innovation And Labor, Andres Gonzalo Hincapie Norena 2017 Washington University in St. Louis

Essays In Entrepreneurship, Innovation And Labor, Andres Gonzalo Hincapie Norena

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

I explore the role of experimentation on the career choices of individuals deciding whether to be paid employees or entrepreneurs, and on the decisions of consumers deciding what medical treatment to buy. In the labor market, experimentation entails the accumulation of information that allows individuals to improve their occupational choices. In the product market, experimentation entails discovering the quality of new products and it may have an effect on the evolution of technology: less experimentation by individuals may slow down the process of innovation.I start in Chapter 2 with the observation that most individuals do not start a business ...


Changefest: Creating Significant Positive Change In Just One Day, Elana Rivkin 2017 University of Rhode Island

Changefest: Creating Significant Positive Change In Just One Day, Elana Rivkin

Senior Honors Projects

Upon getting involved with, and eventually becoming the President of, the student organization, Thrive, I felt a spark of innovation within me. Thrive is an entrepreneurial organization centered around helping students create socially impactful projects. While each member initially worked on their own individual projects, we capitalized on the connections and resources we had mutually to create something bigger than ourselves as a group. That is where the idea for ChangeFest came about. ChangeFest is a day-long event where students have the power to make substantial change on their campuses. Many college students lack the intrinsic motivation to push themselves ...


Senior Business Seminar Proposal, Alex C. McGrainer 2017 University of Rhode Island

Senior Business Seminar Proposal, Alex C. Mcgrainer

Senior Honors Projects

How could a single idea increase the value of a university’s college of business? My project aims to do this through the successful implementation of a single class. It addresses some of the most important factors that current and prospective students should consider while they undergo their college searches, such as the post-graduation employment rate and starting salary across majors of interest.

My inspiration for the topic came from students struggling to find a job. I realized that every year around March, they would begin to suffer due to the self-inflicted pressure of being unemployed after commencement. I immediately ...


The Creative Collaborative: Enabling The Creative Industries In Knoxville, Bradley R. Landenberger 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Creative Collaborative: Enabling The Creative Industries In Knoxville, Bradley R. Landenberger

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Redefining “Success”: Toward A Community Minded Restaurant Industry, Molly Bennett 2017 University of Rhode Island

Redefining “Success”: Toward A Community Minded Restaurant Industry, Molly Bennett

Senior Honors Projects

Restaurants are at the heart of communities across the United States. They contribute to the local culture, provide space for families and neighbors to gather, and help shape the identity of towns, and cities. Restaurants should reflect not just the culture, but the values and priorities of the communities where they are located. Whether it’s in terms of the treatment of their workers, the environmental impact of their daily operations, or the health implications of their food, I believe that restaurants should reflect the values of a community. As a student graduating with a major in supply chain management ...


Organization Restructuring And Leadership Development, Elizabeth Rogers, Danielle Wolf 2017 University of Rhode Island

Organization Restructuring And Leadership Development, Elizabeth Rogers, Danielle Wolf

Senior Honors Projects

The University of Rhode Island’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) has progressively grown as a student run organization throughout the past decade. During this period, the leadership team faced the challenge of engaging members and transitioning smoothly from year to year. These two issues were linked to the chapter organizational structure and the leadership transition processes, respectively. In order to improve and become competitive on a national level with other AMA collegiate chapters and marketing degree programs, it is important to continuously reevaluate the chapter’s strategy. This research aims to seek best practices that can be ...


Democracy Ends Here: U.S. Collective Bargaining Decline And An Alternative Policy Approach To Business Ownership, Sara Estep 2017 University of Rhode Island

Democracy Ends Here: U.S. Collective Bargaining Decline And An Alternative Policy Approach To Business Ownership, Sara Estep

Senior Honors Projects

In the United States, it seems that we cannot talk about democracy without discussing capitalism and vice versa. However, as soon as we step into work these ideals are simply thrown out the door. If we seek to govern our country democratically, should we also not have a democratic governance structure in our day to day workplaces? Unions have existed in the United States for over 150 years, but as the types of jobs that make up our economy and the demographics of the labor force have changed dramatically, the basic concept of the union has remained static. In turn ...


Putting The Honey On The Table: A Business Plan To Create A Successful Part-Time Beekeeping Operation, Samuel L. Goll 2017 University of Arkansas

Putting The Honey On The Table: A Business Plan To Create A Successful Part-Time Beekeeping Operation, Samuel L. Goll

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Undergraduate Honors Theses

The objective of this thesis was to use a survey targeted at different niche markets to gain insights about different honey bee products and thereby to provide information for their economic feasibility when produced on a small, local scale for retailers that support such producers and cater to such consumer demand. Since cost of production information about operating an apiary is widely available, the focus of this work was on gaining marketing knowledge. One of the aspects of the survey was to develop a better sense of what potential resellers of honey bee products considered locally-produced. Another objective was to ...


Social Crm Applications And Impact In Small Businesses, Levi Bridge 2017 Liberty University

Social Crm Applications And Impact In Small Businesses, Levi Bridge

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The present study explored the effect social customer relationship management (CRM) on. Small businesses typically have limited resources and thus use an informal CRM system causing them to not realize the full sales potential or customer engagement that could occur. The qualitative study consisted of 10 small businesses that utilize social media to engage with customers. The agency theory and resource based view served as the theoretical foundation for the study. One-on-one interviews were conducted with the employee responsible for managing the social media content. From the interviews, three themes emerged that are critical for social CRM success: visibility, interactivity ...


The Relationship Between The Human And Social Capital Characteristics Of Nascent Entrepreneurs And Expected Job Growth In The United States, William Dwight Burge 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

The Relationship Between The Human And Social Capital Characteristics Of Nascent Entrepreneurs And Expected Job Growth In The United States, William Dwight Burge

Dissertations

The global financial crisis (GFC) that began in 2007 negatively impacted new business creation (Davidsson & Gordon, 2015). Entrepreneurship has been identified as a viable way to generate jobs in the United States since the 1970s (U.S. Small Business Administration, 2014). However, the literature suggests that there has been a decline in entrepreneurship in the United States (Clifton, 2015; Singh & Ogbolu, 2015). Capital is important to those individuals involved in entrepreneurship (Cetindamar, Gupta, Karadeniz, & Egrican, 2012), specifically, human capital and the social network connections or social capital resources of the entrepreneur (Becker, 1993; Schutjens & Völker, 2010).

This study determined the relationship between demographic, human capital, and social capital characteristics of nascent entrepreneurs and expected job growth in the United States. Human capital and social capital theories formed the foundation for the researcher's conceptual framework for this study. The study proposed a model with five variables based on the literature to determine the relationship between demographic, human capital, and social capital characteristics of nascent entrepreneurs and expected job growth in the United States: age, gender, education level ...


Lcw Marketing Newsletter Volume 7 Issue 1, Touro College Lander College for Women, Lander College for Women 2017 Touro College and University System

Lcw Marketing Newsletter Volume 7 Issue 1, Touro College Lander College For Women, Lander College For Women

Yearbooks and Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Just A Lemonade Stand: An Introduction To Student Entrepreneurship, Alka Gupta, Vishal K. Gupta 2017 Lynchburg College

Just A Lemonade Stand: An Introduction To Student Entrepreneurship, Alka Gupta, Vishal K. Gupta

New England Journal of Entrepreneurship

In this article, we define the concept of student entrepreneurship, delineate its domain, and demarcate its boundaries. We propose a preliminary typology of student entrepreneurship rooted in the works of three leading economists from the Austrian School of Economics


To Be Or Not To Be An Ethnic Firm: An Analysis Of Identity Strategies In Immigrant-Owned Organizations, Diya Das, Eileen Kwesiga, Shruti R. Sardeshmukh, Norma Juma 2017 Bryant University

To Be Or Not To Be An Ethnic Firm: An Analysis Of Identity Strategies In Immigrant-Owned Organizations, Diya Das, Eileen Kwesiga, Shruti R. Sardeshmukh, Norma Juma

New England Journal of Entrepreneurship

In this article, we develop a theoretical framework that draws on the concepts of liability of foreignness and social identity theory in the context of immigrant entrepreneurship.


The Role Of Trust In Social Entrepreneurship: A Case Study Of Global Brigades, Laura Tack, Mark Simon, Ruihua Joy Jiang 2017 Oakland University

The Role Of Trust In Social Entrepreneurship: A Case Study Of Global Brigades, Laura Tack, Mark Simon, Ruihua Joy Jiang

New England Journal of Entrepreneurship

This article aims to begin filling this gap by utilizing a specific social entrepreneurship initiative to illustrate the role of trust in social entrepreneurship efforts.


New England Journal Of Entrepreneurship, Spring/Summer 2017, 2017 Sacred Heart University

New England Journal Of Entrepreneurship, Spring/Summer 2017

New England Journal of Entrepreneurship

No abstract provided.


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