Presenting original and innovative research studies, with a focus on new business development in science and technology, this book highlights the European challenge oncooperation as an asset in initiating techno-ventures and encouraging them to survive and even flourish. The book is an exceptional result of a distinctive network of European and American scholars, practitioners, and members of public institutions interested in the critical issues of emergence and survival of technology and knowledge based firms ? not only in old EUmember states, such as France, Germany, UK and The Netherlands, but also in new member states, such Slovenia and Estonia. It is unique in bringing culture and psychology together in this particular context of the nascent technopreneur in using even psychoanalysis as a research method. Using a plethora of different approaches, entrepreneurship, Cooperation and the Firm will be of great interest to innovation and entrepreneurship policy makers at governmental levels, and also to those involved in programs on entrepreneurship, innovation and organizational change. In addition, this book will be a stimulating read for academics,researchers and practitioners both in and outside the classroom.Ulijn, Jan M. is the author of 'Entrepreneurship, Cooperation and the Firm The Emergence and Survival', published 2007 under ISBN 9781845427092 and ISBN 1845427092.