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Contents ___________________________________________________ List of Contributors vii Preface ix 1. Introduction 1 Michael Dowling and J¿rgen Schmude 2. Determinants of Transitions from Paid Employment into Entrepreneurship: An Empirical Study 10 A. Miguel Amaral and Rui Baptista 3. Accurate Portrayal or Lazy Stereotype? The Changing Nature of the Asian Business Sector in the UK 31 Spinder Dhaliwal and Andy Adcroft 4. Personal and Organizational Success Factors of Women SMEs in Russia 46 Tatiana Iakovleva and Jill Kickul 5. Entrepreneurship: Only a Few are Chosen but Some are Even Chosen Twice 72 Pamela Mueller and Michael Niese 6. Productive, Unproductive and Destructive Entrepreneurship in an Advanced Transition Setting: The Example of Latvian Small Enterprises 88 Arnis Sauka and Friederike Welter 7. Working Part-Time or Full-Time? On the Impact of Family Context and Institutional Arrangements on Atypical Work / A Cross-National Comparison of Female Self-Employment in Western and Eastern Europe 113 Robert Strohmeyer and Vartuhi Tonoyan 8. Is Modesty Attractive? Study of Entrepreneurial Skills (the Present and Future States) of Finnish Small and Medium-Sized Entrepreneurs 137 Mikki Valjakka 9. Performance and Survival of Technology Firms: The Impact of Intellectual Property 157 Wolfgang Bessler and Claudia Bittelmeyer 10. Academic Founders and Business Opportunity Generation: An Empirical Analysis based on Italian Academic Spin-Offs 179 Riccardo Fini and Rosa Grimaldi 11. Is There a Regional Equity Gap for Innovative Start-Ups? / The Case of Germany 203 Michael Fritsch and Dirk Schilder 12. How Market Appraisal Affects Investments in Human Capital: Evidence from Austrian and Swiss Venture Capitalists 217 Carola Jungwirth
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Entrepreneurship -- Europe -- Congresses.