Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Encyclopedia of New Venture Management

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Encyclopedia of New Venture Management

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Encyclopedia of New Venture Management. By Matthew R. Marvel. Los Angeles: Sage Reference, 2012. 512 p. $115. (ISBN: 9781412990813).

The purpose of this single-volume reference work is "to offer a comprehensive set of articles in the field of new venture management--or entrepreneurship" (xxi). The editor's goal is "to increase understanding for scholars, practitioners, educators, and students alike" (xxi). The publisher's goal is to explore new venture management skills, "along with the potential risks and rewards and environmental settings and characteristics" (Sage promotional website (www.sagepub. com/booksProdDesc.nav?prodId=Book235458). The book contains 193 entries written by over 125 contributors described as leading academic experts on their specific topics. Most come from universities worldwide.

The entries vary from two to six pages and vary in subject matter from theoretical (human capital theory) to practical (insurance). They are arranged alphabetically. Some, such as accounting, have several subheadings such as financial statements and cash budgeting while others, such as championing corporate ventures, are not subdivided. Other topics are broken into two or three entries such as entrepreneurship education (graduate programs, high school, and undergraduate programs). Entrepreneurs in several industries are also covered (entertainment, food, media, technology, etc.). The text of each entry is followed by the contributor's name and affiliation, see also references, and a range from two to fifteen suggestions for further reading. The latter are in addition to what is included in the resource guide at the end of the book. Black and white photographs are interspersed throughout the text.

Front material includes an alphabetical list of entries, from accounting to work-life balance, and a reader's guide that groups the entries into broad subject categories such as entrepreneurial characteristics and skills, gender and minority entrepreneurship, innovation, small business management, and social entrepreneurship. …

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