Entrepreneurship and the Industry Life Cycle

The Changing Role of Human Capital and Competences
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Studies the complex relationship between entrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge competencies, considering industry dynamics
PART I: Entrepreneurial and knowledge competencies .- Entrepreneurial Competencies: Comparing and Contrasting Models and Taxonomies.- Heterogeneity and the origin of the Founding Team: How the concepts relate and affect Entrepreneurial Behavior.- Entrepreneurial aptitude and gender-related stereotypes. A research on competencies, policies and practices to foster entrepreneurial culture in a less favoured environment.- Co-leadership and performance in technology-based entrepreneurial firms.- Human Capital, Organizational Competencies and Knowledge & Innovation Transfer: A case study applied to the Mining Sector.- Specific practices of Human Resource Management in the creation and development of micro and small firms, case studies in Portuguese firms.- PART II: Innovative networks and entrepreneurial activities .- The selective nature of innovator networks: from the nascent to the early growth phase of the organizational life cycle.- The decline of innovation in the antibiotics industry and the global threat of antibiotic resistance; when entrepreneurial efforts are not enough.- Entrepreneurship success factors in high and low early stage entrepreneurship intensity countries.- Reasons for the almost complete absence of high-growth ambition and innovation activity of early-stage entrepreneurs in Brazil.- Hindering factors to Innovation. A Panel Data Analysis.- PART III: Entrepreneurship for Change .- Women Entrepreneurship in India: A work-Life Balance Perspective.- The pentagonal problem and the offshore energy sector in Portugal. Why does it matter?- Entrepreneurial Urban Revitalization.- Unconventional Entrepreneurship and the Municipality: The Role of Passion and Competencies.- Assessing entrepreneurial profiles: a study of transversal competence gaps in four European countries.
Adopting evolutionary and behavioral approaches, this volume presents the latest research advances in knowledge competencies and human capital, as well as the changing structural dynamics, highlighting their links with entrepreneurial activities. It provides a set of international, benchmark case studies on initiatives (at the national, regional or individual level) geared towards entrepreneurship development. Focusing on diverse environments, systems and life cycle stages: young, established and transition industries and markets; as well as regions, it offers a valuable guide for scholars and practitioners interested in the interaction of entrepreneurship, knowledge competencies, human resources management and innovation.