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Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Western Canada: From Family Businesses to Multinationals


Edited by James J. Chrisman, J. A. D. Holbrook, and J. H. Chua

$49.95 CAD / $49.95 USD (S)

376 pages, 65 illustrations

6 x 9 inches

978-1-55238-075-8 (Hardback)

978-1-55238-373-5 (Institutional PDF)

May 2002

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About the Book

This collection of articles by Canadian scholars adds to a growing literature that examines the nature of the entrepreneurial process at the national and regional levels. Presenting emerging research programs and scholarly perspectives on the roles of innovation, entrepreneurship, and family business in economic development, this book enriches our understanding of the nuances of the entrepreneurial process in western Canada. The articles in this volume cover a wide range of methodologies, including purely conceptual pieces, theory-building exercises based on field research, literature reviews, large-scale empirical studies, and presentations of new methodological advancements that further research in these fields. Focusing on western Canada, contributors examine where and how unique approaches to the process of new venture creation yield insights for researchers and practitioners.

James J. Chrisman is a professor in the faculty of management at the University of Calgary. He holds an endowed professorship in Family Business Entrepreneurship and is director of the faculty’s Centre for Family Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

J. Adam D. Holbrook is an adjunct professor and associate director at the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST) at Simon Fraser University. He is the leader of InnoCom, a network of researchers in innovation studies in western Canada and is the western regional director for Innovations Systems Research Network.

Jess H. Chua is a professor in the faculty of management at the University of Calgary. He holds an endowed professorship in Family Business Management.

With Contributions By:  Michael W. Chiasson, James J. Chrisman, Jess H. Chua, Vance Gough, J. Adam D. Holbrook, Lindsay P. Hughes, Peter JOsty, Robert Kleysen, Cooper H. Langford, Reginald A. Litz, W. Ed McMullan, Ron Mitchell, Eric Morse, James K. O’Grady, Yun W. Park, Janet Peace, Peter W.B. Phillips, Pramodita Sharma, Robert A. (Sandy) Slator, Richard Smith, Lloyd Steier, Anne Tyrie, Karl H. Vesper, and Myron Weber

Praise for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Western Canada: 

Readers looking for a broad perspective on innovation and entrepreneurship, both in terms of subject matter and type of author (practitioner, public policy, and academic) will find this a good read.

– Ed Leach, Canadian Journal of Administration Sciences