Ted Baker is Professor of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at North Carolina State University, US and Senior Fellow at Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa. Friederike Welter is President of the Institut fur Mittelstandsforschung Bonn, Professor at the University of Siegen, Germany and visiting scholar at JIBS, Sweden.
'A must-read for those interested in the further development of entrepreneurship as a discipline and the role of research in providing the impetus to achieve that goal. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, faculty, and practitioners.' S. A. Schulman, CUNY Baruch College, in CHOICE April 2015 'This is a timely and well-crafted book. Baker and Welter, two of the field's most productive scholars, do a masterful job in establishing new boundaries and foundations for more imaginative, creative, informative, and rigorous research in entrepreneurship. With an incredibly impressive assembly of topics and authors with diverse intellectual outlooks, the book pushes the frontiers of our knowledge and builds many bridges to the future. Organized and well written, the book makes an important and rich addition to the field. I congratulate the editors on a great addition to the literature.' - Shaker A. Zahra, Professor, University of Minnesota, USA 'This new volume by Baker and Welter is a must read for all entrepreneurship scholars. The book offers a unique variety of provocative ideas and views by top scholars, taking into account new contexts, theories and methods for conducting entrepreneurship research.' - Candida G. Brush, Professor, Babson College, USA 'Ted Baker and Friederike Welter have brought together a splendid range of ideas and approaches that truly celebrate the diversity, the heterogeneity and the uniqueness of entrepreneurship. This book offers inspiration for those who are brave enough to stray from the well trodden research paths; for those whose spirit of enquiry and intellectual curiosity is not subdued by a need for uniformity and path dependency.' - Alistair R. Anderson, Professor, Robert Gordon University, UK 'Scholars have responded to the recent explosion of interest in entrepreneurship with such a vigorous and dynamic body of literature that it has left considerable bewilderment and confusion about what the field is really about. With this important new book, Ted Baker and Friederike Welter assemble leading scholars that separate the wheat from the chaff and provide a compelling blueprint about what the field of entrepreneurship actually is and why it is so valuable and important.' - David B. Audretsch, Professor, Indiana University, USA 'This is a joyful, creative, wide-ranging compendium, that celebrates and shares the burgeoning diversity in entrepreneurship research, and brings together many of the field's thought leaders. Chapters on passion, philosophy, process, and politics introduce the fundamentals of radical entrepreneurship with great verve and scholarship. Contributions exploring families and homes, bricolage, and ordinary entrepreneurs remind us of the grounded, everyday nature of most entrepreneurship.' - Sarah Dodd, Professor, The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde University, UK 'The wisdom provided by this highly respected group of editors and authors will be invaluable to fledgling and experienced entrepreneurship scholars. The diversity of ideas, perspectives, theories, methods, and insights emerging from this book is also exciting. Hopefully, this will become a much-used resource and help to face the multifaceted challenges of studying entrepreneurship.' - Alfredo De Massis, Professor, Lancaster University, UK