Changing Patterns in New Venture Creation, Growth, and Reinvention
- Lisa K. Gundry - DePaul University, USA
- Jill R. Kickul - University of Southern California, USA
The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Announce America's Top-Ranking Schools for Entrepreneurship. DePaul University made the top three on the graduate side.
The Ryan Creativity Center at DePaul received recognition for its Idea Clinic as one of the top ten business programs in universities that are "entrepreneurial hot spots" programs.
Lisa Gundry has been awarded the Innovation in Business Education Award in 1997, by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Mid-Continent East Association. She has also received the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award.
Jill Kickul received the 2000 Management Department Teaching Innovation and Assessment Award.
In this engaging and practical book, authors Lisa K. Gundry and Jill R. Kickul uniquely approach entrepreneurship across the life cycle of business growth—offering entrepreneurial strategies for the emerging venture, for the growing venture, and for sustaining growth in the established venture. Written from the point of view of the founder or the entrepreneurial team, the book offers powerful and practical tools to increase a venture's potential for success and growth.
- Presents the changing pattern of strategic needs faced by the new venture: The theories, practices, and tools in this book help enhance a venture's creativity in the early days of business start-up and maintain the innovative edge throughout the life of the business. The authors emphasize the key strategic roles of creativity, opportunity identification, opportunity evaluation, and innovation in the emergence and growth of entrepreneurial firms.
- Offers real-world examples and contemporary cases: Each chapter contains up-to-date cases, Strategy in Action vignettes, Speaking of Strategy interviews with real-life entrepreneurs, and a Failures and Foibles segment to help readers learn from others' experiences and missteps.
- Promotes innovative thinking: The Innovator's Toolkit and Strategic Reflection Points give students the opportunity to reflect on the material presented. In addition, Research in Practice sections provide a summary of recent research on the chapter topic.
- Includes instructor resources on CD available upon request: This supportive CD contains PowerPoint slides, lecture outlines, sample syllabi, a guide to using the Special Elements in each chapter, and a listing of additional resources.
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Intended Audience: This is an ideal core textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management, Entrepreneurship Strategy, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurial Growth, Management of Innovation, Entrepreneurial Marketing, and Global Entrepreneurship in the fields of Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Organizational Behavior.
"A complete book on entrepreneurial strategies with mini-business cases."
"The “Strategy in Action” approach differentiates this work. I also appreciate the ethics references made throughout the chapters. This is how ethics should be taught, rather than in a course entitled Ethics. The authors pump life into the subject rather than academics. "
"Excellent explanation of perceptual mapping. Very effective means of determining the relative importance of key drivers within an industry or marketplace. Most impressive is the integration of content and example in a balanced manner that does not emphasize any particular industry or venture type." <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
"Business textbooks tend not to be the most stimulating reads, but a new one by two professors seeks to change that image. Entrepreneurship Strategy by Lisa K. Gundry and Jill R. Kickul offers lots of cases, checklists, sample documents, and suggestions. Case examples include well-known companies . . . In addition, there is understandable guidance on developing financial statements and marketing plans."
<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />"I really liked the use of the term “social capital” and the message that it should be viewed as an investment by the entrepreneur who needs to chart a matrix of sorts of connections and potential positive outcomes per connection. Also, the appendix on networking and organizational resources is absolutely super!"
This book gives strategy its necessary place. Our course focuses on strategic entrepreneurship and is for students who have already had other entrepreneurship courses, so it was important to select one that did something real with strategy. Some other entrepreneurship books out there mention strategy in their titles but then fail to follow up with strong strategic content. This one is an improvement over those others. I hope the authors can write a new edition soon.
Excellent source of information for teachers and students