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Entrepreneurship Theories Book

We have put together a pdf that contains all the theories in one file. The book is separated into chapters based on the fields from which the theories hail.

EntrepreneurshipTheories.pdf


We had it edited to make it less academic and more enjoyable to read for a general audience. The book was edited to be more reader friendly be Emma KilKenny

We decided to self-publish the book because our goal is to increase accessibility.

Chapters include:

Chapter 1: Biological Theories    6
The Great Man Theory    6
Birth Order Theory    7
Genetic Theory    8
Brain Parasite Theory    9
Mental Disorder Theories    10

Chapter 2: Cultural Theories    11
Weber's Religious Theory    11
Withdrawal of Status Respect Theory    12
Cultural Theory    13
Achievement Motivation Theory    14
Institutional Theory    15
Misfit Theory    16
Bicultural Theory    17

Chapter 3: Discovery Theories    18
X-efficiency Theory    18
Individual Opportunity Nexus    19
The Lean Launchpad    20
Alertness Theory    21
Actualization Theory    22

Chapter 4: Economic Theories of Entrepreneurship    23
Uncertainty-bearing Theory    23
Creative Destruction Theory    24
Transaction Cost Theory    25
Resource Scarcity Theory    26
Prospect Theory    27
Agency Theory    28
Jack of All Trades Theory    29
Strategic Disagreement Theory    30
Knowledge Spillover Theory    31
Agglomeration Theory    32

Chapter 5: Ethical Theories    33
Machiavellian Theory    33
Utility Theory    34
Procedural Justice Theory    35
Social Entrepreneurship Theory    36

Chapter 6: Financial Theories    37
Signaling Theory    37
Pecking Order Theory    38
Stewardship Theory    39
Liquidity Constraint Theory    40
Real Options Theory    41

Chapter 7 – Managerial Theories    42
Contingency Theory    42
Resource Dependency Theory    43
Upper Echelon Theory    44
Resource Based Theory    45
First Mover Theory    46
Stakeholder Theory    47
Disruptive Innovation Theory    48
Harvard School Theory    49

Chapter 8: Psychological Theories    50
Ambiguity Tolerance Theory    50
Locus of Control Theory    51
Attribution Theory    52
Bricolage Theory    53
Self-efficacy Theory    54
Expectancy Theory    55
Regulatory Focus    56
Planned Behavior Theory    57
Self-Competition Theory    58
Effectuation Theory    59
Passion Theory    60
Hubris Theory    61
Disagreeableness Theory    62
Impulsivity Theory    63

Chapter 9: Sociological Theories    64
Critical Theory    64
McLuhan’s Theory    65
Weak Ties    66
Information Processing    67
Social Capital Theory    68
Population Ecology    69
Social Identity Theory    70
Social Judgement    71
Embeddedness Theory    72
Necessity versus Opportunity Theory    73
Emancipation Theory    74



Comments

Andre Laplume said…
I would love to hear your comments about the book.