Entrepreneurship, 5th Edition helps aspiring entrepreneurs understand the process of starting a new venture and appreciate the vital role of entrepreneurship in the economy. This accessible textbook explains the steps involved in starting a new company, and offers insights on engaging with startups as investors, bankers, accountants, lawyers, vendors, customers, and employees. Delving into the real-world trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship, the text covers every stage of the entrepreneurial process, from searching for an opportunity and molding it into an attractive product or service, to launching, growing, and eventually harvesting the new venture. The fully revised and updated fifth edition integrates core concepts of entrepreneurship and practical case studies—enabling students to develop an inclusive perspective on how businesses are born, grow, and succeed or fail. The authors explore the entrepreneurial competitiveness of nations throughout the world, describe the critical factors for starting a new enterprise and building it into a successful business, and demonstrate how to build a workable business model. Clear, straightforward chapters cover each essential area of entrepreneurship, including marketing, strategy, team building, financial projections, business planning, and more.
|Author||: Charlie Karlsson,Börje Johansson,Roger Stough|
|Release Date||: 2006-09-27|
|ISBN 10||: 1135991286|
|Pages||: 392 pages|
The phenomenon of entrepreneurship has attracted researchers from a variety of disciplines and a diverse number of analytical approaches. Currently, there is a considerable amount of confusion and a variety of conflicting theories which are being used interchangeably and ambiguously. In this important new book, the authors argue that there are analytically distinct forms of entrepreneurship, each of them having an individual logic of their own. They highlight the role of individual economic agents with endowments of new knowledge or new combinations of old knowledge as entrepreneurs, and thus identify them as dynamic factors in the knowledge economy. Overall, this book not only provides a contemporary overview of current research in the field, but also summarizes the policy conclusions that can be drawn from current research.
Technology has enabled a new age of entrepreneurship as entrepreneurs find digital tools that enable new ventures to exploit commercial opportunities around the world. This textbook provides students with expert guidance on using technology platforms to start new ventures. With an award-winning approach, the author guides readers through the process of a lean startup, taking a "digital first" approach to entrepreneurship. Students using the book will emerge with enhanced understanding of different digital business models, analytical skills for digital ventures, and the confidence to move from prototype to product. Online resources such as slides, a sample syllabus, and exercises encourage the classroom to become an interactive and dynamic space.
What is entrepreneurship? Is it important? What do entrepreneurs actually do? These are a few of the key questions considered in this Very Short Introduction. Paul Westhead and Mike Wright provide a clear guide to all aspects of the process of entrepreneurship, including the diversity of the people involved and the benefits it brings to society.
|Release Date||: 2018|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
The significant role entrepreneurial training plays in the success of entrepreneurs has been touted in the literature. This paper explores the idea of practical entrepreneurship training and skills development among African students. The primary objective is to establish the extent to which acquisition of practical entrepreneurial training in addition to the students' course of study is beneficial to them. The findings revealed that practical entrepreneurial training is new to students in Ghana. The few students who are exposed to practical entrepreneurial training have acquired entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, and this enabled them to set up their own businesses. The findings of this study have implications on growth and development of the economies Africa by creating new and innovative jobs to subsequently and significantly decrease unemployment. The study recommends that tertiary institutions should have entrepreneurial centre for practical sessions.
Entrepreneurship has always been a key factor in economic growth, innovation, and the development of firms and businesses. More recently, new technologies, the waning of the "old economy", globalization, changing cultures and popular attitudes, and new policy stances have further highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship and enterprise. Entrepreneurship is now a dynamic and expanding area of research, teaching, and debate, but there has been no standard reference work which is suitable for both established scholars and new researchers. This book fills that gap. All the major aspects of entrepreneurship are covered, including: * the start-up and growth of firms, * financing and venture capital, * innovation, technology and marketing, * women entrepreneurs, * ethnic entrepreneurs, * migration, * small firm policy, * the economic and social history of entrepreneurship. This is a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art research in entrepreneurship, written by an international team of leading scholars, and will be an essential reference for academics and policy makers, as well as being suitable for use on masters courses and doctoral programs. About the Series Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Public Management, International Business, and many others. Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, the volumes, in hardback or paperback, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike.
How can management be developed to create the greatest wealth for society as a whole? This is the question Peter Drucker sets out to answer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A brilliant, mould-breaking attack on management orthodoxy it is one of Drucker’s most important books, offering an excellent overview of some of his main ideas. He argues that what defines an entrepreneur is their attitude to change: ‘the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it and exploits it as an opportunity’. To exploit change, according to Drucker, is to innovate. Stressing the importance of low-tech entrepreneurship, the challenge of balancing technological possibilities with limited resources, and the organisation as a learning organism, he concludes with a vision of an entrepreneurial society where individuals increasingly take responsibility for their own learning and careers. With a new foreword by Joseph Maciariello
Innovation and Entrepreneurship deals with 'what, when and why'; with policies and decisions; opportunities and risks,structures and strategies; staffing, compensation and rewards. In addition to managers in all types of business, lecturers and students of management and business studies will this a revealing and exciting work. Highly critical in approach, it is nevertheless a practical and illuminating study of a area crucial for today's world.
Tourism and Entrepreneurship: International Perspectives provides an innovative, interdisciplinary approach. This book takes as its central theme the role of entrepreneurship in the context of regional, local and national tourism development. By engaging with top academics in both tourism and entrepreneurship this book delivers a cohesive, interdisciplinary examination of the most recent developments in both tourism and entrepreneurship. Several key themes are explored and articulated through the following concepts and issues: tourism, innovation and entrepreneurship; the role and nature of individual and collective entrepreneurship in different contexts; the role of tourism in responding to development opportunities created by global forces; and finally, issues associated with tourism strategies and policies. Divided into four parts, the book reflects on the most relevant areas of tourism entrepreneurship: * Understanding the conceptual basis of tourism entrepreneurship * Creative use of entrepreneurship and processes of social innovation * Tourism entrepreneurship mediating the global–local divide * Sectoral strategies and policy issues of tourism entrepreneurship Tourism and Entrepreneurship: International Perspective: * Explains the impact of tourism entrepreneurship on places and overall regional and destination development * Examines the role of the public sector in facilitating the need for sustainable tourism development * Examines the effects and implications of funding schemes and support programmes * Takes the owner, manager and entrepreneur as the starting point of analysis to explore specific issues * Allows practitioners and policy-makers to explore practical applications and best practice of theory through a diverse range of international case studies * Contributed to by an international team of leading scholars in tourism and entrepreneurship This book is a unique combination of theory, case studies and discussion highlighting the importance of entrepreneurial tourism activity for economic success. It is essential reading for students and researchers in both tourism and entrepreneurship.
Enterprising Africa explores the future opportunities, challenges, growth areas and key themes that will shape entrepreneurship in the African continent over the next decade. Entrepreneurship can be the key to unlock resilient growth, but only if it is driven by both socially productive and growth-oriented new businesses. The book considers entrepreneurship as an enabler for socio-economic growth and development in Africa, especially in the context of youth unemployment and increasing youth population for which the traditional, and indeed emerging, industrial sectors will not be able to produce sufficient jobs to meet demand. Organised around three thematic parts, Part I covers the notion of inclusive growth and the role that entrepreneurs can play supporting this. Part II considers the dynamic between entrepreneurs and the environment since social, economic and environmental concerns need to build upon each other rather than vie for recognition. Finally, Part III offers chapters exploring policy contexts and the wider institutional ecosystems that need to be developed and enhanced to ensure a strong and vibrant environment for the future entrepreneurs of Africa to thrive. Edited and authored by leading experts in the field, this fascinating text will be of interest to academics as well as students of International, Transformational and Social Entrepreneurship, and International and African Business.