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Description - High Technology Entrepreneurship by Ray Oakey

With the global economy in a precarious position, nurturing new entrepreneurial high technology firms is likely to comprise a key component of any policy to encourage economic growth, both in developed and developing countries. Recent high technology ventures -- such as retailing in the music industry -- have shown how entrepreneurs can radically change, or even replace, the structure of existing industries. High Technology Entrepreneurship introduces and analyzes all the major aspects of high technology small firm formation and growth. Locational and functional aspects of the process, as well as how contexts for development may vary between developed and developing economies are also discussed. Other key topics are also discussed, including: How high technology firms originate in theory and practice Entrepreneurship theory Incubators, science parks and clustering Entrepreneurial strategy and finance Students taking Masters level courses in entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, academic enterprise and industrial development will find this an essential textbook for completing their studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415593922
ISBN-10: 0415593921
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ray Oakey

Ray Oakey is Professor of Business Development at the University of Manchester, UK. His research interests include the problems of innovation and growth in high technology industry in general, and high technology small firms in particular at both UK national and international scales. He is the author of High Technology New Firms: Variable Barriers to Growth (Paul Chapman Publishing, 1995)

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