Professional services are increasingly seen as an important foundation for future economic growth and prosperity. Yet research on innovative and entrepreneurial processes in professional services has been surprisingly scarce. This Handbook provides a collection of original contributions from leading scholars outlining the current stock of knowledge in the area as well as providing directions for further research. The expert contributors discuss entrepreneurship and innovation from a number of different perspectives, including the entrepreneurial professional team, the entrepreneurial firm and the institutional environment. The first part of the book looks at the challenges of entrepreneurship specific to the professional service firm while the second explores the creation and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities in the professional service team. Part three turns to the organization and part four to the management and growth of the entrepreneurial professional service firm. The final section discusses the interplay between professions, firms and the institutional environment.Researchers, scholars and PhD students in the areas of entrepreneurship and professional service firms along with advanced students of management will find this volume of great value.
Edward Elgar Publishing; December 2012
- ISBN 9781781009109
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- Title: Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in Professional Services
- Author: Markus Reihlen (ed.); Andreas Werr (ed.)
Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd