In recent years there has been an increasing body of evidence suggesting that firms founded by entrepreneurial teams are more likely to achieve fast growth than firms founded by lone actors. This Research Handbook explores the position of entrepreneurial teams within existing literature and challenges current perspectives through a diverse range of research lenses.
Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Teams expands the boundaries of entrepreneurship literature by examining essential issues such as formation, structuring, deep-level diversity and emergent states. The chapters also consider different contexts of application and investigate under-researched topics such as entrepreneurial teams within indigenous communities, ethnically diverse groups and women entrepreneurs.
This comprehensive Research Handbook offers a wide range of research methodologies, perspectives and insights that will appeal to scholars, practitioners and entrepreneurs alike.
‘The book is a much needed foundation into current scholarship on the practice and logic of team formation and function in entrepreneurial situations. The book offers both in-depth and comprehensive views of theory on entrepreneurial teams, as well as examples of current research. I am particularly impressed with the insights offered through a disciplined focus on the contextual aspects of entrepreneurial teams.’
– William B. Gartner, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and California Lutheran University, US
‘Entrepreneurship is increasingly recognised as a joint effort amongst people with ambition and vision. This book brings together the latest research on entrepreneurial teams by the world’s leading authorities on the subject. The chapters provide insight on contemporary theoretical and practical issues in relation to entrepreneurial teams and are a must-read for those interested in this growing aspect of the economy.’
– Robert Blackburn, Kingston University, UK
‘Ben-Hafaiedh and Cooney have put together a book that is an impressive contribution to entrepreneurial team research and practice. It brings together a collection of studies on how these teams are formed, how they function, are led, and ultimately impact on venture performance. I highly recommend this collection of essays to researchers and those in the entrepreneurship eco-system who seek evidence based prescriptions to achieve venture team effectiveness.’
– Maw-Der Foo, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and National University of Singapore
‘This book is a must-read for anyone interested in entrepreneurial teams. The chapters span various issues in the structuring and processes of entrepreneurial teams and place entrepreneurial teams in multiple contexts. The book provides a solid foundation for developing or furthering understanding of entrepreneurial teams whether a novice or an experienced researcher or practitioner.’
– Leon Schjoedt, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Contributors include: H.E. Aldrich, C. Ben-Hafaïedh, M. Brettel, G. Campopiano, L. Cassia, L.M. Cloutier, T.M. Cooney, S. Cueille, J.P. De Borst, A. Discua Cruz, F. Dufays, E. Hadjielias, M. H?nare, C. Howorth, B. Huybrechts, M.K. Kihiko, P.H. Kim, M.W. Kinoti, J.-F. Lalonde, J. Levie, B. Lythberg, R. Mauer, T. Minola, A. Nicholson, G. Recasens, S. Schoss, D. Vredenburgh, C. Woods, W. Zhou.
Edited by Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh, IÉSEG School of Management (LEM-CNRS), France and Thomas M. Cooney, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.