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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, interesting and an engaging overview
Packed with tables, papers and informative statistics this book is, in itself a hand book for the study of entrepreneurship and small business. Clearly split into defined sections this book looks at the issues regarding starting new businesses both from the perspective of the entrepreneur and also from the policy makers decision. It uses theoretical papers to draw...
Published on 25 Sep 2010 by Jack Percival

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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not user-friendly
This is a difficult 'textbook' to use and a nightmare to get ready to take into an open book Small Business Management exam. This book is why highlighters and pens were invented!

There are many overlapping areas but overall the content is good if you like a lot of facts and figures backing up every sentence. The real problem with this text for me was the...
Published on 6 Aug 2009 by LivY


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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, interesting and an engaging overview, 25 Sep 2010
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Jack Percival (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Enterprise and Small Business: Principles, Practice and Policy (Paperback)
Packed with tables, papers and informative statistics this book is, in itself a hand book for the study of entrepreneurship and small business. Clearly split into defined sections this book looks at the issues regarding starting new businesses both from the perspective of the entrepreneur and also from the policy makers decision. It uses theoretical papers to draw interesting and sometimes surprising conclusions. An excellent study aid for any student of business, entrepreneurship or enterprise.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not user-friendly, 6 Aug 2009
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LivY (London, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Enterprise and Small Business: Principles, Practice and Policy (Paperback)
This is a difficult 'textbook' to use and a nightmare to get ready to take into an open book Small Business Management exam. This book is why highlighters and pens were invented!

There are many overlapping areas but overall the content is good if you like a lot of facts and figures backing up every sentence. The real problem with this text for me was the overall design and presentation of it; block chunks of endless text the whole way through.

The thing I did like about this book was that every chapter is written by a different author and therefore each brings with it a level of expert knowledge.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not good, 5 Nov 2012
This review is from: Enterprise and Small Business: Principles, Practice and Policy (Paperback)
There was writing on nearly every page and I couldn't concentrate on what I was looking for. There was also an excessive amount of highlighting which was equally distracting.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Beating around the bush, 5 Nov 2011
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I'm sure for people looking to go into research this book is moderate, but for an effective look at the world of entrepreneurship is a tedious excuse for academic assessments. It spends far too much time beating around the bush discussing redundant theories even after debunking said theories, insisting on referencing other academics who's only input on a theory was to say "I agree with this theory" 20 years after the original theory was published. The book itself seems to be written by a first year undergraduate who has been told that they have to get 5 references into each page regardless of whether they're necessary or not and that they have to cover every minuscule detail of entrepreneurial behaviour with at least two pages of text.

If you're interested in what it takes to be an entrepreneur, the history of entrepreneurship, different fields of entrepreneurship, the impact of entrepreneurship on modern society or any other entrepreneurial topic, do not buy this book. There are better books available from your local library and online that don't waste your time and tell you the information that you're wanting to find rather than waffling like Boris Johnson and never actually giving you an answer.
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