Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management

Student Entrepreneurship in the Social Knowledge Economy

Successful Cases and Management Practices

Authors: Del Giudice, Manlio, Della Peruta, Maria Rosaria, Carayannis, Elias G.

  • Explores the dynamics of entrepreneurship among students
  • Investigates the role of social media and networking in generating and sharing knowledge
  • Integrates insights from management, sociology, psychology and other fields
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Traditionally, the study of entrepreneurial behavior focuses on such factors as (i) the personality characteristics that distinguish the entrepreneur from non-entrepreneur and (ii) demographic characteristics such gender, age, familiar antecedents and education. With particular respect to investigating the development, acquisition, and dissemination of entrepreneurial skills and behaviors, the authors focus on the university environment, as a locus of research and innovation, where students are exposed to a wide variety of influences that are enhanced by a high degree of connectivity.

The underlying theme of this volume is to develop our understanding of the sociology of student entrepreneurial behavior and in doing so attempt to synthesize literature investigating individual talent with the literature on concurrent knowledge sourcing in the pursuit of entrepreneurial activities. Specifically, the authors investigate the degree to which access to diverse knowledge (in addition to such psychological characteristics and tolerance of ambiguity and risk taking) influences the nature and probability of entrepreneurial success. Moreover, they explore the role of social media and social networking in facilitating access to distributed and disparate information and knowledge. 

 Their research addresses such timely questions as:

  • Where do entrepreneurial opportunities come from?
  • How can higher education best stimulate the creation of firms emanating from young and smart minds in colleges and universities?
  • What is the value of MOOCs for frequent, early, and “thick” communication among the various specialties needed to accomplish entrepreneurial projects?
  • How do we know whether social media affect students’ responses to new knowledge and new ideas?
  • To what extent do educational practices affect racial and ethnic differences in student entrepreneurship?
  • What is the role of the indigenous minority student entrepreneur in establishing high-technology firms?

The result is a multi-dimensional approach that sheds light on the dynamics of education, knowledge creation, social networking, innovation and new business development.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Processes of Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

    Carayannis, Elias G.

    Pages 3-12

  • Managing the Entrepreneurial Process: The Relationship Between Universities and Early Entrepreneurship

    Carayannis, Elias G.

    Pages 13-22

  • New Business Creation, Entrepreneurial Will and Need of Achievement

    Carayannis, Elias G.

    Pages 23-40

  • The Role of New Technologies in Re-inventing Educational Paradigms

    Peruta, Maria Rosaria Della

    Pages 43-55

  • Open Source Environments in Education: Beyond Virtual Learning Environments

    Peruta, Maria Rosaria Della

    Pages 57-72

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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Student Entrepreneurship in the Social Knowledge Economy
Book Subtitle
Successful Cases and Management Practices
Authors
Series Title
Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05567-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05567-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05566-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37650-9
Series ISSN
2197-5698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 146
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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