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Recent surveys show that more than half of American entrepreneurs share ownership in their business startups rather than going it alone. Yet the media and many scholars continue to perpetuate the myth of the lone visionary who single-handedly revolutionizes the marketplace. In The Entrepreneurial Group, Martin Ruef shatters this myth, demonstrating that teams, not individuals, are the leading force behind entrepreneurial startups. This is the first book to provide an in-depth sociological analysis of entrepreneurial groups, and to put forward a theoretical framework for understanding activities and outcomes within them.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series Info, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Part One: Concepts, Theories, and Puzzles
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Chapter One: Who Is an Entrepreneur?
  2. pp. 3-16
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  1. Chapter Two: Images of Entrepreneurial Groups
  2. pp. 17-37
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  1. Chapter Three: Empirical Puzzles
  2. pp. 38-54
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  1. Part Two: Creating the Entrepreneurial Group
  2. pp. 55-56
  1. Chapter Four: Group Formation
  2. pp. 57-84
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  1. Chapter Five: Boundaries of the Startup Firm
  2. pp. 85-110
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  1. Part Three: Collective Action within the Group
  2. pp. 111-112
  1. Chapter Six: Allocation of Rewards and Control
  2. pp. 113-137
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  1. Chapter Seven: Effort and Opportunism
  2. pp. 138-160
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  1. Part Four: Performance of the Group
  2. pp. 161-162
  1. Chapter Eight: Innovation
  2. pp. 163-184
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  1. Chapter Nine: Goals and Group Dynamics
  2. pp. 185-205
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  1. Chapter Ten: Implications and Extensions
  2. pp. 206-226
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  1. Appendix A. Data Sources
  2. pp. 227-232
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  1. Appendix B. Sampling of Groups
  2. pp. 233-235
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  1. Appendix C. Analysis of Groups
  2. pp. 236-238
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 239-258
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  1. References
  2. pp. 259-280
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 281-288
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400835201
Related ISBN
9780691163949
MARC Record
OCLC
650308572
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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