Entrepreneurship and Business Start-Ups in Ireland

Garavan, Thomas N., Cinnéide, Barra Ó., Fleming, Patricia, McCarthy, Breda, and Downey, Ambrose (1997) Entrepreneurship and Business Start-Ups in Ireland. Oak Tree Press, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 65-93.

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[Extract] This book, and its accompanying volume of case studies, have arisen for a number of reasons. Firstly, a significant gap exists in the Irish literature concerning issues of entrepreneurship and small firm growth. Many practical start-up guides exist for small firms and would-be entrepreneurs, whereas there is a significant lack of academic literature associated with entrepreneurs and small firm owners. These volumes seek to fill this need. This first volume presents some of the contemporary research on entrepreneurship and small business start-ups in Ireland. The second volume consists of case studies that if used with students, will enhance problem-solving skills as well as giving them insights into the entrepreneurial process and the types of decisions that have to be made in small firm start-up. Secondly, considerable course development in Irish universities has occurred in the areas of entrepreneurship and enterprise. There is also a considerable development of business studies curriculum involving courses in entrepreneurship and enterprise. Despite such curriculum developments, there has been no associated growth in textbooks and case material. It is hoped that this volume may be suitable as a text for such new courses.

Item ID: 33521
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-1-86076-048-8
Keywords: entrepreneurship, high technology, Ireland
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Volume 1: an overview.

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