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What about the Bottom Billions and Business Creation?!

What do people do when they are poor, hungry, and desperate? Some among the bottom billions pursue dangerous migration across oceans, deserts and jungles, the young and beautiful may get  trapped into prostitution, others join criminal gangs or pirates, a … Continue reading

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Resolving the Disconnects Between Academics and Practice in Entrepreneurship

Resolving the Disconnects Between Academics and Practice in Entrepreneurship Dr. Suresh U. Kumar (email: drkumar@email.phoenix.edu) During the past few years, as an entrepreneur and a doctoral researcher, I had the unique opportunity to straddle the worlds of practice (founding Inc 500/5000 … Continue reading

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A Family Venture around the World: A real life learning experience

by Oyvin Kyvik According to my wife, on our second date I told her that I had a plan…… a plan to travel around the world. Growing up in a Norwegian family where my father, an engineer and entrepreneur with … Continue reading

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Seven Years of a Best Paper Award for Women’s Entrepreneurship Research: What Have We Learned?

by Julie R. Weeks and Susan Duffy In 2003, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) and the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), a Federally-funded public policy advisory body established in the US in 1989, joined forces to offer a … Continue reading

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Egypt – Pressures for Change

The Will of Life If the people will to live Providence is destined to favourably respond And night is destined to fold And the chains are certain to be broken And he who has not embraced the love of life … Continue reading

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When are firms born?

Paul Reynolds Howard Hoffman Visiting Scholar George Washington University Co-Principal Investigator, US PSED II Founding Coordinating Principal Investigator, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Everybody has seen the framed dollar bill over the cash register of a small business. The founding team clearly … Continue reading

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The Reinvention of Academic Entrepreneurship

G. Dale Meyer, PhD *Originally prepared for the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) Special Edition 49.1. Article adapted to fit the style of this blog and represents ICSB’s new mission to provide more synergy with the journal through outlets … Continue reading

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Are Free Markets Fair To Small Business?

Small businesses face an interesting, two-edged sword when dealing with the marketplace. On the one hand, free markets are essential to entrepreneurial success – they provide the means by which new ideas, new products, innovations and original business models can be introduced and, if they are effective enough, succeed. Continue reading

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