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6. Forms of entrepreneurial venture

6. Forms of entrepreneurial venture  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

in Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779893
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.003.0006
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9780199670543
‘Forms of entrepreneurial venture’ examines the wide range of entrepreneurial activity that exists today. Entrepreneurship does not just exist in the creation of a new business, it also ... More
9. Is nothing something?

9. Is nothing something?  

Stephen Mumford

in Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778308
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657124.003.0010
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‘Is nothing something?’ considers nothingness. Philosophers have been deeply divided on the subject of nothings and absences. Some have allowed them some degree of reality of being. Do ... More
2. What is a circle?

2. What is a circle?  

Stephen Mumford

in Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778308
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657124.003.0003
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‘What is a circle?’ considers what is common to the objects that are circular. It is circularity, which to some is an example of a property: a feature or quality of a particular. But does ... More
3. Corporate governance

3. Corporate governance  

Mark Bevir

in Governance: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778209
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606412.003.0003
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9780199606412
‘Corporate governance’ considers the rules and practices by which companies are administered. What impact does Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have on corporate governance? Do ... More
8. Security

8. Security  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0008
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9780195378320
Armed conflict poses an imminent threat to the nation’s existence, but so does suspension of the nation’s fundamental laws. The framers wrestled with how to grant government the power to ... More
3. Racing and roulette

3. Racing and roulette  

Michael Allingham

in Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775710
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803030.003.0003
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9780192803030
‘Racing and roulette’ explains that choice under uncertainty involves choosing from gambles, both when probabilities are given and when they are not. The terms probability gamble, ... More
5. The great empires

5. The great empires  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0005
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‘The great empires’ considers the role of globalization and de-industrialization in the destruction of manufacturing industries in the Ottoman, Chinese, Indian, and Russian empires. Three ... More
1. Josiah Wedgwood: the world’s greatest innovator

1. Josiah Wedgwood: the world’s greatest innovator  

Mark Dodgson and David Gann

in Innovation: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191863691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198825043.003.0001
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‘Josiah Wedgwood: the world’s greatest innovator’ looks at the important contribution made by a Staffordshire potter to an improved quality of life and work in the society in which he ... More
3. London’s wobbly bridge: learning from failure

3. London’s wobbly bridge: learning from failure  

Mark Dodgson and David Gann

in Innovation: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191863691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198825043.003.0003
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9780198825043
‘London’s wobbly bridge: learning from failure’ considers the ways in which much progress in science, engineering, and innovation is built upon failure. It is because of risks and ... More
5. Thomas Edison’s organizational genius

5. Thomas Edison’s organizational genius  

Mark Dodgson and David Gann

in Innovation: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191863691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198825043.003.0005
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‘Thomas Edison’s organizational genius’ uses examples of Thomas Edison’s work to show how he pioneered a highly structured way of organizing innovation. He developed the phonograph, ... More
10. Organ donation and the ownership of body parts

10. Organ donation and the ownership of body parts  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0010
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9780199660445
‘Organ donation and the ownership of body parts’ shows that in many countries, body parts and the products of bodies are regarded as property if that gives the ‘right answer’. The trading ... More
1. What is a table?

1. What is a table?  

Stephen Mumford

in Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778308
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657124.003.0002
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‘What is a table?’ aims to define what it is to be a particular thing. It is a particular that bears certain properties but is not identical with, nor reducible to, those properties. Some ... More
6. How does time pass?

6. How does time pass?  

Stephen Mumford

in Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778308
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657124.003.0007
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‘How does time pass?’ considers the concept of time — what it is and how it is measured. Could there be time without change? Philosophers have debated two models of time. The first tries to ... More
8. What is possible?

8. What is possible?  

Stephen Mumford

in Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778308
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657124.003.0009
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‘What is possible?’ looks at possibilities. Are they things? Do they have any kind of being? Or are they a mere fabrication: things we can think about but which are not really a part of the ... More
3. Human nature and civil society

3. Human nature and civil society  

Robert Wokler

in Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775475
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801982.003.0003
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9780192801982
‘Human nature and civil society’ sets out the process through which Rousseau constructed his theory of human nature. He believed that the philosophy of Hobbes, Pufendorf and Locke provided ... More
1. Law’s roots

1. Law’s roots  

Raymond Wacks

in Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191807657
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745624.003.0001
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9780198745624
‘Law’s roots’ looks at the origins of law and the distinctive features of the Western legal tradition, as well as religious law and other legal traditions. The two main functions of the law ... More
2. Law’s branches

2. Law’s branches  

Raymond Wacks

in Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191807657
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745624.003.0002
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9780198745624
As social life is transformed, the law is rarely far behind to invent and define new concepts and rules, and to resolve the disputes that inevitably arise. Thus our brave new legal world ... More
Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction

Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction  

Siva Vaidhyanathan

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780190231385
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10.1093/actrade/9780195372779.001.0001
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book
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9780195372779
Intellectual property is the most pervasive yet least understood way we regulate expression. Despite its importance to so many aspects of the global economy and daily life, intellectual ... More
1. How to read Starbucks, or why intellectual property matters more than you think

1. How to read Starbucks, or why intellectual property matters more than you think  

Siva Vaidhyanathan

in Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780190231385
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10.1093/actrade/9780195372779.003.0001
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9780195372779
Intellectual property is a core function of the cultural elements from which we build meaning and of the commercial ecosystem that fuels so much human activity. Global companies, such as ... More
1. The revolutionary Constitution

1. The revolutionary Constitution  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0001
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9780195378320
The American Revolution was a radical event that redefined ideas of sovereignty, liberty, equality, representation, and power. It also recast how men and women related to each other within ... More

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