Chapter 1: Introduction

The many faces of entrepreneurship

‘The carrying out of new combinations we call ‘enterprise’; the individuals whose function it is to carry them out we call ‘entrepreneurs’. Joseph A. Schumpeter, twentieth century economist

  • Opening case: Helen Child: an entrepreneur looks back
  • Entrepreneurship in the twenty-fisrt century
  • Scoping and defining entrepreneurship
  • Exploring entrepreneurship: our approach
  • The entrepreneur’s story
  • Researching entrepreneurship
  • The researcher’s tale
  • Student entrepreneurs: where are they now?

Exploring Entrepreneurship: Practices and Perspectives by Richard Blundel and Nigel Lockett. Published by Oxford University Press in 2011.