Entrepreneurship is a hot topic in academia. Colleges and universities are launching certificate and degree programs in the area, and centers of excellence for entrepreneurship and small business are being established within higher education institutions around the world.
And for good reason – as cited by the U.S. Small Business Administration - small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures are key drivers of economic growth. They create 75% of all new jobs in the US economy, make up 97% of exporters, and comprise 99.7% of all employers.
Plus they are hot spots of innovation: small patenting firms produce 13-14 times MORE patents per employee than large patenting firms. Similar patterns are found in Europe. As cited by the European Commission in their Annual Report on European SMEs 2012/2013, 99% of all European Businesses are small to mid-size entities, providing 66.5% of all European jobs and nearly 58% of the gross added value generated by the private, non-financial economy.
It’s no wonder that academia is studying entrepreneurship and small business with the sector’s significant contributions to economic well-being.
Over the past 18 months, new content was added through continuing serial coverage from:
• The Freedonia Focus Reports, covering 18 industry categories. These reports provide industry analysis plus five-year forecasts from the perspective of the manufacturing supply chain.
• The Just-Series Market Research Reports, providing information on companies, competition, financial performance, industry conditions, SWOT Analyses and more, on for more than 20 industry categories.
• The University Texas-Austin’s Venture Labs Investment Competition, with dozens new plans added with each year’s competition.
• Proceedings from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, The European Conference on Intellectual Capital and both the European Conference on Management, Leadership & Governance, the Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship, and the International Conference on Management, Leadership & Governance, and research (from Babson College, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship).
• The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance and Journal of Internet Business.
• The Direct Marketing Association’s Response Rate Trends Report.
• Ongoing updates from the Newstex blogs.
• And, coming soon, continuing coverage from the China Knowledge Research Reports.
And, we also added a number of full-text titles to support entrepreneurial research, as well as operations management and supply chain development for small businesses:
• Five new scholarly journals, including: Economie & Statistique (France), Organizacija (Poland), and Small Business Institute Journal.
• Eleven new trade journals including: Biotech Week, Internet Business Weekly, Technology News Focus, The Retail Digest, Product Design & Development, Technology News Focus, Entrepreneurship Development Review, and Manufacturing Business.
• Proceedings from the International Conference on Management and Industrial Engineering.
• The Sales Insider blog.
To learn more:
Visit the ProQuest Entrepreneurship page.
Look over the title list in ProQuest Entrepreneurship.
Download the Entrepreneurship poster.
Contact a salesperson about purchasing or renewing ProQuest Entrepreneurship.