Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Western Canada: From Family Businesses to Multinationals
Edited by James J. Chrisman, J. A. D. Holbrook, and J. H. Chua
OUT OF PRINT
376 pages, 65 illustrations
6 x 9 inches
978-1-55238-373-5 (Institutional PDF)
About the Book
Cutting-edge research and new scholarly perspectives on the nuance of the entrepreneurial process in Western Canada.
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.
About the Editors
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
This book will add greatly to business and entrepreneurship literature.… It contributes by helping to move the field forward and providing specific guideposts for researchers and practitioners.
—Julio O. De Castro, University of Colorado at Boulder
Table of Contents
Regional Systems of Innovation as Modern R&D Entrepots: The Case of the Saskatoon Biotechnology Cluster
Techmaps: A Tool for Understanding Social Capital for Technological Innovation at a Regional Level R.K. Smith
The Alberta Innovation System: The Main Players and Suggested Research Priorities
Cooperative Mercantilism: Public Policy Dilemmas Managing the Generation and Application of Ideas Toward Economic Development
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Developing Market Economies: The Aboriginal Case in Northwest British Columbia
R. Mitchell and E. Morse
The Link Between Innovation and the Use of Human Resources in British Columbian Enterprises
J.A.D. Holbrook and L.P. Hughes
Networking Support to Innovative Young Firms: Pathways of Knowledge
C.H. Langford, A. Tyrie, and J. Peace
Innovations in Entrepreneurial Support Programs
Lessons from Successful Innovations in Entrepreneurial Support Programming
W.E. McMullan, J.J. Chrisman, and K.H. Vesper
Developing Entrepreneurs in a Hybrid Management and Entrepreneurship in MBA: A Case Study in Calgary
W.E. McMullan and V. Gough
A Preliminary Assessment of the Effectiveness of Project-Based Assistance to Medical Entrepreneurs at the University of Calgary
M. Webber, J.J. Chrisman, J. O’Grady, and V. Gough
Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Management in a Family Business
Investing With Families in Business: A Venture Capitalist’s View
R.A. Slator (edited by J.H. Chua)
Your Old Men Will Dream Dreams, Your Young Men Will See Visions: A Conceptualization of Innovation in Family Firms
R. Litz and R.F. Kleysen
Family and Non-Family Priorities in Family Firms: Preliminary Evidence
J.H. Chua, J. J. Chrisman, and P. Sharma
Executive Pay Practices in Family Controlled Firms in Canada: A Preliminary Study
Exploring the Role of Trust in Family Firms L. Stier