The latest edition of this international edited book series, based on the formation and growth problems of High Technology Small Firms (HTSF), contains the best papers presented at the 2011 and 2013 conferences, both held at Manchester Business School. This volume remains true to the initial mission
of the HTSF Conference, established in 1993, to advance our knowledge of high-technology entrepreneurship and to advocate the need for more and better designed policy to promote such entrepreneurship. The need is as great as ever it was, not least given the continued economic stagnation of the
European economy in the wake of the Financial Crisis and the Euro crisis. These papers address key themes relating to improving our understanding of the processes involved in high-technology entrepreneurship and of the design of effective policy to promote this research. The first two groups of
papers examine the start-up and commercialization processes and the internationalization processes, which are often important for new high-technology businesses. Other papers examine topics like entrepreneurship clusters, inter-firm collaboration, and growth strategy for high-technology small firms.
This is the 25th volume in the Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth, which has led the field with insightful and forward looking perspectives on topics for 25 years. Papers in this volume focus on topics, perspectives, challenges, and visions of scholars in the
area of entrepreneurship as well as in ethics in light of dramatic changes across the global environment of entrepreneurship and innovation. This volume builds a body of scholarship specific to ethics and entrepreneurship by providing the latest perspectives on how ethics is impacted by or impacting
the entrepreneurship field. Scholars examine the most current topics, perspectives, challenges, and visions in the area of ethics and entrepreneurship and reflect the sense of urgency and commitment to creating a generation of ethical entrepreneurial leaders. The contributors have created a
framework for the ethical challenges involved with entrepreneurship and innovation within today's global environment.