Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Author: Paul Burns
ISBN: 9781137430342
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

In this holistic and practical introduction to Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Paul Burns takes a life-cycle view of a business, arming students with a comprehensive understanding of the many stages and forms of entrepreneurship. The book unpicks exactly what makes an entrepreneur, what motivates them, how they manage and lead, and how their characteristics help shape the businesses they run. What's new for this edition? - Updated international case studies from entrepreneurs and small businesses, ranging from Oman to Australia (see list below for more details) - First-hand, detailed stories from real-life entrepreneurs in brand new Meet the Entrepreneur video case studies - Exploration of the growing importance of social and civic enterprise and hot topics such as effectuation and lean entrepreneurship - Rich multimedia content in the form of additional teaching and learning resources on the companion website This market-leading book offers a truly global selection of case studies: - 97 cases from across Europe - 22 cases from the U.S. - 9 cases from Far Asia - 7 cases from the Middle East - 6 cases from Southern Asia - 6 cases from Australia

Small Business Management

Author: Timothy S. Hatten
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781544356082
Release Date: 2018-11-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Now with SAGE Publishing! Timothy S. Hatten’s Small Business Management: Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage, Seventh Edition equips students with the tools they need to navigate the important financial, legal, marketing, managerial, and operational decisions to help them create and maintain a sustainable competitive advantage in small business. Strong emphasis is placed on application with Experiential Learning Activities and application of technology and social media throughout. New cases, real-world examples, and illuminating features spotlight the diverse, innovative contributions of small business owners to the economy. Whether your students dream of launching a new venture, purchasing a franchise, managing a lifestyle business, or joining the family company, they will learn important best practices for competing in the modern business world. New to this Edition Experiential Learning Activities provide students with hands-on opportunities to practice their small business management skills. Tech in Action boxes highlight how small business owners can leverage technology, big data, and social media. Issues in Small Business boxes prompt critical thinking on current issues. Small Business in Action videos showcase stories and interviews from a wide variety of small business owners. How To. . . videos provide students with instructions and examples of basic business tasks such as performing a breakeven analysis, understanding income statements, and forecasting demand.

International Entrepreneurship in Small and Medium Size Enterprises

Author: Hamid Etemad
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781845421557
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The drivers of globalization are removing the barriers that segregated the competitive space of the small and large firms in the past. It is becoming increasingly difficult for independent small firms to thrive in their traditional markets unless they are globally competitive. Managing an enterprise's commercial, industrial and political relations well, regardless of size and location, is the essence of the entrepreneurial challenge in this competitive arena. Small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) often face very different issues than large multinational enterprises do when confronting internationalization. This volume provides an in-depth discussion of these challenges. The contributors to this volume explore the emerging patterns of SME growth and international expansion in response to the evolving competitive environment, dynamics of competitive behavior, entrepreneurial processes and formulation of strategy. They examine the basis and requirements of growth and expansion from three perspectives: the rapidly-changing environment in which business is conducted, entrepreneurial characteristics, and the evolving strategic and competitive response to this changing business environment. Business leaders, scholars and students interested in international business and entrepreneurship will welcome this volume.


Author: Harold P. Welsch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134348084
Release Date: 2004-07-31
Genre: Business & Economics

The creation of new business organizations for economic prosperity is the keystone of commercial development. The study of this process has occupied the minds of scholars for centuries and the need to move from theories of entrepreneurship to the actual 'doing' of entrepreneurship is intense. Theorizing about entrepreneurship has been done across many disciplines, but what can be taken from the existing traditions to contribute to our teaching and learning experiences? Written for educators, researchers, and practitioners, Entrepreneurship: The Way Ahead offers insight and perspective on entrepreneurship from the foremost academic leaders in the field. Taking a contemporary approach to entrepreneurial processes, the book considers how the convergence of individual, opportunity and environment ultimately leads to success or failure, while illuminating the true relationship between entrepreneurship and technological and social issues. It also explores innovations and developments in entrepreneurship education and training, while evaluating existing literature and research. This important book represents some of the most advanced thinking in the field of entrepreneurship, providing an essential grounding of new theory for researchers and entrepreneurial managers alike.

Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Author: David Stokes
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 1844802248
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

Now in its 5th edition this comprehensive, practically focused and highly accessible text explores the contexts, choices and strategies facing the small business venture, including extensive coverage of planning a new venture. Pedagogical features developed in response to market feedback include running case material to explore the same case situation from a number of different but interrelated angles, annotated further reading, new chapter-end real world case studies, learning objectives and linked chapter summaries – providing a student- and lecturer-friendly learning environment.Students on modules such as Personal Development and Effectiveness, Study Skills, Management Skills, Business Skills, Business Communication, Business Awareness, Managing Oneself and Others at – for example – BABS/BABA, HND/HNC, DMS, MBA levels will all find this a hugely valuable text through study and working life.

Entrepreneur and Small Business Problem Solver

Author: William A. Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471763567
Release Date: 2006-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics

A new, revised edition of the classic guide forentrepreneurs For more than a decade, The Entrepreneur and SmallBusiness Problem Solver has been the go-to resource forbudding entrepreneurs and small business owners alike. Now in itsThird Edition, this classic has been revised and updated to meetthe needs of the modern reader in today's fast-paced businessenvironment. Covering everything from getting a start-up loan tointroducing a new product, this comprehensive guide shows you howto deal with the common problems every small business faces-withouthiring expensive outside help. This handy guide is packed with the kind of essential,down-to-earth advice everyone running a small businessneeds-whether you need help with your business plan or collecting asmall debt. This new Third Edition features new information on taxlaw changes, technological advances, and changes in governmentservices, and includes an entirely new chapter on Internetmarketing and e-commerce. Focused on practicality, the book alsofeatures downloadable, chapter-ending worksheets that will help youretain what you learned and implement it correctly. A truly uniquesource for sound business guidance, The Entrepreneur andSmall Business Problem Solver, Third Edition is aninvaluable reference that every business owner needs. Inside, you'll find world-class guidance on these topics andmore: How and where to find start-up capital Insuring your business Extending credit and collecting debts Financial record-keeping Carrying out marketing research Pricing products and services Marketing and advertising your business Doing business and marketing online Recruiting and managing employees Protecting your business and avoiding rip-offs

Exploring Corporate Strategy

Author: Gerry Johnson
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 027371192X
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Over 750,000students worldwidehave used this best-sellingbook to understand and explore strategic management through their academic and professional careers. Available in two versions (Text and Text & Cases), Exploring Corporate Strategyhas established a reputation as a pre-eminent textbook in its field, based upon the expertise of authorship, range of cases, depth of commentary and wealth of supporting resources. The 8th edition builds on these strengths, including coverage of key topic areas in this fast-moving discipline such as internationalisation, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is written for students of Strategic Management at all levels.

Entrepreneurial Management in Small Firms

Author: Ian Chaston
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446242582
Release Date: 2009-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Examining the crucial role of innovation and entrepreneurship in achieving growth and ongoing success in the small business sector, this book carefully examines the processes by which small businesses identify new opportunities, evolve appropriate marketing strategies, develop new products and services and successfully launch these into the market. The text: - Includes a dedicated chapter on social entrepreneurship and family firms - Explores issues of Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility - Packed with supporting "real world" case studies including Apple's iPod, Facebook, Starbucks and YouTube to illustrate how entrepreneurial firms succeed. - Learning features including learning aims, summaries, points for discussion, and further reading. - Companion website with instructors' manual and PowerPoint slides and access to full-text journal articles for students. Visit the Companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/chaston

The New Era of Management

Author: Richard L. Daft
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 0324537778
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Industrial management

Discover true innovation in management today - within the pages and throughout the technology-driven package accompanying the latest edition of this market-leading text. Respected author Richard Daft helps you build better managers for today and tomorrow with the latest managerial theories based on established research, engaging contemporary applications, and a wealth of cutting-edge exercises and examples. Students develop a strong managerial foundation, organized around the four functions of management and supported by a seamless blend of theory and applications within the pages of each chapter. Unique photo essays, challenging cases, and topics not typically found in other management texts help students build the innovative skills to manage successfully throughout turbulent times in business today.Fresh management ideas and the best practices blend with traditional theory as this book - recognized for its quality and trusted for its strong content - once again puts management into practice with proven exercises and learning features that support the book's research orientation and tightly connect concepts. A complete supplement package helps ensure your students reach their full management potential with an all-new video package featuring Hollywood film scenes that demonstrate management principles in action. The innovative new ThomsonNOW⢠online course management and learning system saves time in assigning homework and grading, while offering personalized learning paths to ensure your students develop the management skills they need for success today and tomorrow.

Travail autonome au Canada

Author: Statistics Canada. Labour Force Activity Section
ISBN: UOM:39015058339691
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Business & Economics

Entrepreneurial Finance

Author: J. Leach
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780324561258
Release Date: 2008-04-02
Genre: Business & Economics

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