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Review of H. Etemad and R. Wright (eds.) ‘Globalization and Entrepreneurship: Policy and Strategy Perspectives'

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that have vested interested in encouraging these beliefs, despite the limited evidence we have found in this book to support them. As I said at the start . . . I only wish I had been clever enough to write it! Notes 1. Taking the current editions of the eight ‘market leaders’ in Entrepreneurship and Small Business texts by UK authors only Deakins and Freel (2003) make any reference . . . and that is on one occasion. 2. My survey of eight textbooks yielded no references to optimism, but every one mentioned opportunity! References Deakins, D. and Freel, M. (2003) Entrepreneurship and Small Firms. London: McGraw Hill. Evans, D. S. and Jovanovic, B. (1989) ‘An Estimated Model of Entrepreneurial Choice Under Liquidity Constraints’, Journal of Political Economy 97(4): 808–27. Jovanovic, B. (1982) ‘Selection and the Evolution of Industry’, Econometrica 50(3): 649–70. David Storey Warwick Business School, UK A. Fayolle, P. Kyrö and J. Ulijn (eds) Entrepreneurship Research in Europe: Outcomes and Perspectives. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2005. 366 pp. ISBN 1–84376–599–3, £75 (hbk). Entrepreneurship Research in Europe: Outcomes and Perspectives has the aim ‘. . . to provide some new insights into the landscape of entrepreneurship research in Europe and thus advance the European-specific debate on entrepreneurship research’ (p. 1). To European entrepreneurship scholars, this goal is provoking and challenging at the same time. However, before embarking on this endeav- our, we, as European entrepreneurship scholars, will be cautious about advanc- ing the European-specific debate on entrepreneurship research. Our ultimate efforts, yet, shall be directed towards advancing the theory of entrepreneurship, which, by its nature, shall and will be borderless. Further in their opening chapter though, the editors, I believe, implicitly support this concern as they anticipate that in the future ‘. . . the European contribution will again occupy a more estab- lished position as an equal an

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