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Effectuation : elements of entrepreneurial expertise

Author: Saras D Sarasvathy
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, [2008]. ©2008
Series: New horizons in entrepreneurship.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the theory and techniques of non-predictive control for creating new firms, markets and economic opportunities. This book traces the consequences of effectuation for business management, economics and social philosophy. It is intended for students and scholars of entrepreneurship.
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Sarasvathy, Saras D., 1959-
Effectuation.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2008
(DLC) 2007010600
(OCoLC)86090391
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Saras D Sarasvathy
ISBN: 9781848440197 1848440197
OCLC Number: 212947902
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 368 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: What I set out to study and why --
What I found and how --
Interpreting what I found --
Understanding effectuation : problem space and solution principles --
Understanding effectuation : dynamics of the effectual process --
Relating effectuation to performance --
Entrepreneurship as a science of the artificial --
Competitive advantages and entrepreneurial opportunities --
Philosophy and methodology of effectual economics --
Markets in human hope --
Teaching effectuation --
Research works-in-progress --
New research ventures.
Series Title: New horizons in entrepreneurship.
Responsibility: Saras D. Sarasvathy.
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