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Brännback, Malin 1963-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 219 publications in 2 languages and 4,882 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Malin Brännback
Entrepreneurship by Alan L Carsrud( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are entrepreneurs born or made? How do they recognize opportunity? How do they address the risks associated with designing, launching, and sustaining a new venture? There are many steps between having an idea and going public -- this book explores the entrepreneurial process through all of its stages, a process in which some half a billion people are engaged worldwide every year. Illustrated through numerous real-life examples, the book is a map of the entrepreneurial journey, exploring the wide variety of opportunities open to the entrepreneur and how to build upon them, including an overview of such essential principles as screening, market research, product development, financing, and marketing and sales strategies. It also covers legal issues, intellectual property protection, motivating employees, managing boards and investors, use of technology, and the international environment. Featuring examples of business plans and presentations, exercises and checklists, and a glossary of key terms, this volume provides a solid overview and introduction to the process of business creation that will appeal to students and educators, general readers, and budding entrepreneurs. -- from http://www.amazon.ca (Jan. 22, 2016)
Understanding the entrepreneurial mind : opening the black box by Alan L Carsrud( )

17 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do some people start business and others do not? Is entrepreneurship a natural quality or can it be taught? Do entrepreneurs think differently from others? While there is a great deal of literature exploring the dynamics of new firm creation, policies to promote innovation and technology transfer, and the psychology of creativity, research on entrepreneurial mindset or cognition is relatively new, and draws largely from such related fields as organizational behavior, cognitive and social psychology, career development, and consumer research. Over the past fifteen years, the initial model, the theory of reasoned action (TRA), and its successor, known as the theory of planned behavior (TPB), have successfully been applied to entrepreneurship. However, recent findings suggest that considerably more research is required to understand the role of intentions in the entrepreneurial decision process. In this volume, editors Carsrud and Brännback have assembled the most prominent researchers in entrepreneurial psychology to showcase state-of-the-art insights on its many dimensions. Covering such topics as perceptions, motivations, risk, passion, and opportunity recognition, and featuring both quantitative empirical studies and qualitative case examples, Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind challenges conventional approaches to entrepreneurial behavior and establishes a research agenda for the future
Family firms : case studies on the management of growth, decline, and transition by Malin Brännback( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third in a series of casebooks on issues faced by families owning and managing a business. This volume focuses on the management of growth, decline, and transition in such firms. These cases are clustered together because family firms grow, decline, and grow again, often transforming themselves several times in the course of their existence, as they face succession issues, financial constraints, and changes in market demand. Managing change also has significant impact on the firm-owning families and their individual members, especially when making decisions under conditions of uncertainty. The eight cases presented in this volume, as those in the previous two casebooks, were developed as a response to the lack of a diversity and selection of cases on family business. The cases emerged by engaging students to help develop them as a part of the curriculum for teaching family business to both graduate and undergraduate business school students in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Finland. However, their utility goes beyond the classroom and should be informative to consultants to family firms and family business owners and members as well
Understanding family businesses : undiscovered approaches, unique perspectives, and neglected topics by Alan L Carsrud( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Businesses owned and operated by families constitute the vast majority of firms around the world. These firms are found in all industrial segments, from retail and service establishments to heavy manufacturers. Their sizes and revenues range from the smallest venture of a husband and wife roadside food stall in rural India to the largest multinational, highly diversified corporations in the United States and Europe. Many challenges, such as competition, regulation, environmental concerns, access to capital, and macroeconomic factors confront family and nonfamily firms alike. In addition, family and closely-held firms grapple with such issues of succession, continuity, conflict resolution, identity and organizational roles, estate and financial planning that are idiosyncratic to them; when psychological, social, and emotional factors are in play, constantly changing familial relationships influence the strategic and financial choices they make. Yet, there has been comparatively little theoretical or empirical research undertaken on family firms, relative to entrepreneurship and strategic management. This book addresses gaps in the literature by presenting a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of family business that draws from such fields as psychology, anthropology, sociology, strategy, family therapy, family studies, wealth management, and international business. An international array of experts addresses both macro issues (including the role of family businesses in new business creation and economic development, influences of culture on family business, public policies that can encourage or threaten family business) and firm management (strategic and financial decision making, governance, entering and exiting). Featuring case studies from firms in a variety of industries, Understanding Family Businesses not only offers provocative new insights on family business dynamics, but outlines an agenda for future research
Understanding family firms : case studies on the management of crises, uncertainty and change by Alan L Carsrud( )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Family-owned and managed firms are often beset by a variety of crises that can impact the firm's very survival. These may include changes in technology, deaths of critical family members, competition within an industrial sector, shifts in market dynamics and product mixes, economic turmoil, political upheaval and revolution, firm growth, succession, and selecting new firm leadership. Such crises may be internal to the firm or a function of the external environment, and several may occur simultaneously; all of them contribute to a context of uncertainty, risk, and change, presenting particular challenges that are unique to family-owned businesses. This volume presents eight in-depth case studies of family-owned firms that represent a variety of industries and situations. Each case explores the dynamics of managing in chaotic environments and how family leadership responded to crises. Lessons learned from these experiences will help readers understand how to solve problems under conditions of uncertainty and how to avoid failure, when the survival of the firm is at stake. Featuring questions and learning notes designed to engage the reader directly, this volume will be a valuable resources for students and members of entrepreneurial and family-owned firms, as well as consultants, investors, and other professional advisors."--Publisher's website
Understanding the myth of high growth firms : the theory of the greater fool by Malin Brännback( )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, the authors challenge some long held assumptions about entrepreneurial firms held by academics, public policy makers, investors and even entrepreneurs themselves. The first assumption is that growth is what really differentiates an entrepreneurial firm from a small business. The second is that growth is always good. Third, if growth is rapid, and/or high growth, it is even better. Drawing from a fresh review of the literature, their own primary research and experience in entrepreneurial ventures, the authors argue that the relationship between growth and firm performance is, in fact, inconclusive. Despite the strength of contemporary bias, there is strong evidence that the growth-profitability relationship is problematic. For example, rapid growth may lead to considerable organizational challenges that can seriously constrain a firm's ability to generate sustainable profits. Also, it is not uncommon that a growth firm becomes a victim of its own success. Using examples from industries as diverse as airlines, accounting, biotechnology, information technology, personal products, wineries, and food establishments, the authors highlight limitations to research due to variations in the choice of growth indicators, the calculation of growth measures, the measurement periods, and whether objective or subjective measures have been used. Moreover, researchers have equated growth with high growth and almost automatically assumed that this also means high technology, while policy makers appear to have interpreted this as high employment. Armed with more precise definitions and understandings of key concepts and the nature of their causality, the authors consider the implications of restoring profitability to the core of entrepreneurship for future research, firm strategy, financing, organizational structure, resource allocation, and public policy
Family firms in transition : case studies on succession, inheritance, and governance by Alan L Carsrud( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many of the challenges faced by family-owned businesses develop after the firm has reached a stage of maturity, when the first generation is faced with issues concerning the role of their children in the business and the long-term future of the enterprise. This collection of case studies from around the world demonstrates how governance of both the business and the family (or lack thereof) impacts succession of leadership in the firm and the inheritance of ownership and wealth. It is the role of governance and how it impacts both family and firm that link these family business cases together with succession and inheritance. These topics have been clustered together because the social systems of the family and the management system of the firm have significant impacts on the success, or failure, of succession plans. All the planning in the world for succession and inheritance will not succeed if the firm does not have a well established and functional governance system. Likewise, if the family does not understand its role in the governance of the firm and the mechanisms for making sound decisions, succession choices may not be accepted by family members. Most family firms fail because of succession issues, not economic ones. This volume features nine in-depth cases of family-owned business from a variety of industries to illuminate the dynamics of governance, succession, and inheritance. Each case illustrates the complexity of issues and, through interactive exercises and questions, offers readers approaches to solutions, which may include less-than-optimal compromises or even selling the business as the only viable option. The examples and insights will prove valuable for students and members of entrepreneurial and family-owned firms, as well as consultants, investors, and other professional advisers."--Publisher's website
Revisiting the entrepreneurial mind : inside the black box by Malin Brännback( )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book explores various aspects of cognitive and motivational psychology as they impact entrepreneurial behavior. Building upon the 2009 volume, Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind, the editors and contributors explore the cognitions, motivations, passions, intentions, perceptions, and emotions associated with entrepreneurial behaviors, in each case preserving their original chapters and enhancing them with thoughtful and targeted updates, reflecting on the most recent developments in theory and practice, telling the story of what has transpired in the last decade in the field of entrepreneurial psychology. The volume addresses such questions as: Why do some people start business and others do not? Is entrepreneurship a natural quality or can it be taught? Do entrepreneurs think differently from others? While there is a great deal of literature exploring the dynamics of new firm creation, policies to promote innovation and technology transfer, and the psychology of creativity; research on entrepreneurial mindset or cognition is relatively new, and draws largely from such related fields as organizational behavior, cognitive and social psychology, career development, and consumer research. In this book, editors Brännback and Carsrud have reassembled the contributors to Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind to discuss new research paradigms given their vantage point years after the original volume was published. Featuring the most current literature references, Revisiting the Entrepreneurial Mind continues to challenge conventional approaches to entrepreneurship and articulate an agenda for future research -- Back cover
Fundamentals for becoming a successful entrepreneur : from business idea to launch and management by Malin Brännback( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of research methods and applications in entrepreneurship and small business( )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thought provoking book builds on existing research traditions that make small business, entrepreneurship and family business a resource rich arena for study. It steps back to ask fundamental questions that every researcher should consider prior to engaging in data collection. It focuses on topics that have traditionally frustrated researchers including experimental methods in small business research, scale development, control variables and language issues in cross cultural research
A research agenda for entrepreneurial cognition and intention by Malin Brännback( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurial Cognition and Intention suggests new directions and approaches to study the internal thought processes of entrepreneurs by examining areas that have been under-researched, ignored or overlooked
Strategic decisions and decision support systems by Malin Brännback( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Family Businesses : Undiscovered Approaches, Unique Perspectives, and Neglected Topics by Alan L Carsrud( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multidimensional framework for strategic decisions by Malin Brännback( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind Opening the Black Box by Alan L Carsrud( )

2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisiting the Entrepreneurial Mind Inside the Black Box: An Expanded Edition( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effective strategic market management with knowledge-based support systems by Malin Brännback( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DSS - Galore! : the fifth meeting of EURO Working Group on DSS held in Åbo/Turku 30.6.-3.7.1994 by EURO working group on Decision Support Systems( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decision science and applications : proceedings book from the first noon-to noon seminar 12-13.12. 1995 by Noon-to-Noon Seminar on Decision Science and Applications( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge support for management : MIS, DSS, ESS and ES by Malin Brännback( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Brännback, M. 1963-

Brannback, Malin 1963-

Brännback, Malin E. 1963-

Malin Brännback Finnish professor of Business Economics (Åbo Akademi University)

Languages
English (162)

German (1)