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Comparative Entrepreneurship: The UK, Japan, and the Shadow of Silicon Valley

D. Hugh Whittaker


This book compares processes of entrepreneurship, specifically of high-tech manufacturing, in the UK and Japan — countries associated with liberal market economies and coordinated market economies respectively. Similarities are found in approaches to opportunity and business creation which are strikingly different from recent policy emphases in the UK and Japan, inspired by Silicon Valley. Differences — in the backgrounds of entrepreneurs, founding teams, attitudes to growth and risk, innovation, competitive advantages, HRM, and collaborations — are summed up by the concepts of ‘project entrep ... More

Keywords: entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, management practices, corporate governance, innovation systems, UK, Japan, Silicon Valley

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199563661
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. Hugh Whittaker, author
Professor and Associate Dean (International), University of Auckland Business School
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