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LUBS1890 Module Reading List

Starting Your Own Business, 2021/22, Semester 1
Deema Refai
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Core Texts:

Below are the Core texts for this module.  The first is the primary book which you can use as a reference throughout this course, and beyond - its a fantastic book with many practical examples.  The other books can be referred to during the module.

Glackin & Mariotti (2016) Entrepreneurship: Starting and Operating A Small Business *

Bolton, Bill and Thompson, John L. (2013)  Entrepreneurs: talent, temperament, opportunity. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 978-0-415-63187-7 *

Sarasvathy, S. et al. (2008) Effectuation: Elements of Entrepreneurial expertise *

Seelig, T. (2012) InGenuis - A Crash Couse on Creativity *

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Core Journal Article Reading:

Mitchelmore, S. & Rowley, J. (2010) Entrepreneurial competencies: a literature review and development agenda, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research 16(2): 92-111 *

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The following movie is inlcuded as part of your Core Learning Resources:

The film can be viewed via Box of Broadcasts (BoB) on the Library catalogue. Click on  the website link and then enter the film title in  the Search field in order to access it: *

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Further Reading

Below are suggestions for other great sources in and around business start up.  You are not expected to read all or any of these, they are just here to help you to easily find great sources to support your learning on this module. 

Blundel, R. and Lockett, N. (2011) Exploring entrepreneurship : practices and perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Burns, P. (2011). Entrepreneurship and small business : start-up, growth and maturity, Palgrave Macmillan, London (3 rd Edition)

Burns, Paul (2014). New venture creation : a framework for entrepreneurial start-ups. Bassingstoke: Palgrave McMillian. 

Drucker, P. (2014). Innovation and entrepreneurship (New edition. / with a new foreword by Joseph Maciariello.). Routledge.

Feld, B. (2012) Startup communities : building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in your city. Wiley & Sons, London.

National Commission on Entrepreneurship (2002). Stories of entrepreneurs, New York,

Priestley, D. (2013) Entrepreneur revolution : how to develop your entrepreneurial mindset and start a business that works Wiley, Hoboken. 

Read, S., Sarasvathy, S. et al. (2016) Effectual Entrepreneurship

Richard, D. (2013) How to start a creative business : the jargon-free guide for creative entrepreneurs Newton Abbot, UK : David & Charles

Stokes, D. and Wilson, N. (2010) Small business management and entrepreneurship London: Thomson South-Western (6ed)  

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There are also several websites providing useful information on start-ups or

This list was last updated on 18/08/2021