Artisan and Handicraft Entrepreneurs: Past, Present, and Future


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Artisan and Handicraft Entrepreneurs: Past, Present, and Future Editors: Leo-Paul Dana, Ramo Palalic, Veland Ramadani, Aidin Salamzadeh Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Pages: 285 Illustrations and other contents: 98 Illustrations, color; 35 Illustrations, black and white; XXVI, 285 p. 133 illus., 98 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783030823054 Category:

In handicrafts and artisanal products, industry has witnessed both a technological shift and a renewed interest among customers, especially after the challenges and limitations of mass production became evident under the COVID-19 pandemic. This book portrays the worldwide development of this trend, the nature of entrepreneurship in these industries, and the unique challenges and opportunities that entrepreneurs face. The book shows how these businesses are gaining a resurgence due to customers preferring ethical, regional, and climate-friendly options to fulfill their needs. The chapters focus on artisan entrepreneurs’ contribution to society by not only creating businesses, but also in terms of tourism development. The book reiterates that artisan entrepreneurs enable crucial cultural connections with tradition due to their affinity to a region, city, village, or community. Small business and entrepreneurship researchers as well as policymakers in the cultural sector would benefit from this book.

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Author Biography

Leo-Paul Dana is professor at Dalhousie University (Canada) and at Montpellier Business School (France). He is also associated with the Chaire ETI at Sorbonne Business School. A graduate of the Faculty of Management at McGill University (Canada) and of HEC-Montreal (Canada), he has served as Marie Curie Fellow at Princeton University (USA) and visiting professor at INSEAD (France). He has published extensively in a variety of journals, and has authored and edited several scholarly books. Veland Ramadani is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business at Faculty of Business and Economics, South East European University, North Macedonia. His research interests include entrepreneurship, small business management and family businesses. He authored or co-authored around 140 research articles, 11 textbooks and 18 edited books. He has published in Journal of Business Research, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, among others. Dr. Ramadani is co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Enterprising Communities (JEC). He has received the Award for Excellence 2016 - Outstanding Paper by Emerald Group Publishing. In 2017, he was appointed as a member of Supervisory Board of Development Bank of North Macedonia, where for ten months served as an acting Chief Operating Officer (COO) as well. Ramo Palalic is an assistant professor in the Department of Management, College of Economics and Political Science, Sultan Qaboos University (Oman). His research is in the area of entrepreneurship, leadership, and management. Dr. Palalic has authored and co-authored many articles in globally recognized journals such as Management Decision, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, and International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, among others. Additionally, he has co-authored/co-edited several books and many book chapters in the field of business and entrepreneurship published with internationally prominent publishers such as Springer and World Scientific. Moreover, Dr. Palalic is serving as the reviewer/editor board member in several well-established international journals. Apart from his research, he was involved in business projects in the areas of entrepreneurial leadership and marketing management in private and public organizations. Aidin Salamzadeh is an assistant professor at the University of Tehran. His interests are startups, new venture creation, and entrepreneurship. Aidin serves as an associate editor in Revista de Gestao, Innovation & Management Review (Emerald), Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education, as well as an editorial advisory in The Bottom Line (Emerald). Besides, he is the co-founder of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Lab (UK) and a reviewer in numerous distinguished international journals. Aidin is a member of the European SPES Forum, the Asian Academy of Management and Ondokuz Mayis University.