Jay Mitra is Professor of Business Enterprise and Innovation at the University of Essex, UK. He is also a Visiting Professor at Universitat Luneburg, Germany and the Dangote Business School, Bavero University, Nigeria. He also leads the International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF).
The second edition of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development confirms Jay Mitra's position as a lucid explorer of the intersection between entrepreneurship and innovation. The ability to tease out the diverse regional consequences of this intersection, by drawing upon a wide range of countries, makes the book truly special. - Professor David Storey, OBE, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Sussex, UK Jay Mitra knows his field remarkably and proves mastery in developing and dynamically articulating the carefully chosen dimensions and points of interest. The contents of the beautiful book are vivid, very accessible, and will greatly help the construction of a documented, original and critical knowledge about entrepreneurship. - Professor Marcus Dejardin, Professor of Economics at the University of Namur, Belgium and Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium; and Director of the Chair of Excellence for Research and Expertise in Entrepreneurship Jay Mitra presents an excellent and extremely well elaborated book that offers a fantastic synthesis of theory and evidence, enriched with several insightful case studies. Students will benefit from the synoptic exposition of key concepts, whilst scholars will find new insights suggestive of further research. Jay Mitra does a masterful job in presenting a global and comprehensive view on one of the most important regional phenomena in our world: entrepreneurship. - Dr Silke Tegtmeier, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark; and President of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Mitra explores key ingredients of entrepreneurship and innovation for value creation - from an individual's motivation to the ecosystem, from opportunity development to networks, from harnessing technological change to addressing social problems through collective action. It is an extraordinary journey across economic, social and cultural contexts, providing breadth and depth for scholars and students interested in value pluralism. - Professor Ursula Weisenfeld, Professor of Innovation Management at Luneberg University, Germany Jay's multidisciplinary understanding of the subject is evident through the depth and analysis carried out and by the way complex propositions and theories are lucidly explained to the reader, with learning outcomes presented at the beginning and research and self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter. This book would be an invaluable resource to students, researchers, policy makers and reflective practitioners working in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation. - Professor Santanu Roy, CMILT Professor, Chair and Master of Business Administration at the Institute of Technology in Dubai, UAE Addressing a variety of audiences, Mitra succeeds to capture the embeddedness of entrepreneurship and innovation in their regional environment and their role in the creation of economic as well as social value. Definitely a `must read' for anyone interested in entrepreneurship and innovation, graduate students, academics and policy makers alike. - Professor Sibylle Heilbrunn, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Kinneret Academic College, Israel A multidimensional entrepreneurship power-bank, offering a highly spirited entrepreneurship `ideology' and new directions that permit a near perfect mix of technology, learning and networks to generate social change beyond what conventional growth models could provide. In particular, this book demystifies Africa's (and emerging or developing economics') transition to the world of opportunities, especially as its thesis settles in the mind of its change agents. It is carefully conceived to evaluate opportunity realization in different contexts with such clarity and vigor that it intensifies debates and guides policy change. - Professor Murtala S. Sagagi, Dean of Dangote Business School at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria By looking at entrepreneurship as activism, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development is a clear call for collective action to solve social and environmental problems through market mechanisms. Reading this book gives you the assurance that each new entrepreneur brings the possibility of a better world. - Professor Vanina Farber, Elea Professor for Social Innovation at IMD Business School, Switzerland