Entrepreneurship: Ideas in Action 6th Edition
Students today realize that becoming a business owner is a career option. ENTREPRENEURSHIP: IDEAS IN ACTION 6E provides students with the knowledge needed to realistically evaluate their potential as a business owner. This text encourages students to examine all the major steps involved in starting a new business: Ownership, Strategy, Finance, and Marketing. As students complete the chapters, they will develop a business plan and learn what it takes to get an entrepreneurial venture off to a good start. Market research, budgeting, selecting a business location, and financing the business are covered using real-life examples that students can relate to. Information on online research and online business planning is also included.
About the Author
Cynthia L. Greene taught business education at the high school level for 25 years. She taught in the Fulton County School System in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was a Cooperative Business Education Coordinator and chair of the business and career and technical education department. Cynthia has been active in the National Business Education Association (NBEA), serving on the Entrepreneurship Standards Committee as a writer and reviewer and as a writer for the Entrepreneurship Lesson Plans.
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Ha-Joon Chang’s “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism” turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works. In this revelatory book, Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our times and shows us an alternative view of the world, including: there’s no such thing as a ‘free’ market Globalization isn’t making the world richer; we don’t live in a digital world – the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet; poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones; higher paid managers don’t produce better results; and we don’t have to accept things as they are any longer. Ha-Joon Chang is here to show us there’s a better way. “Lively, accessible and provocative …read this book”. (Sunday Times). “A witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy”.(“Observer”). “The new kid on the economics block…Chang’s iconoclastic attitude has won him fans”. (Independent on Sunday). “Lucid …audacious …increasingly influential …will provoke physical symptoms of revulsion if you are in any way involved in high finance”. (“Guardian”). “Important …persuasive …an engaging case for a more caring era of globalization”. (“Financial Times”). “A must-read …incisive and entertaining”. (“New Statesman Books of the Year”). Ha-Joon Chang is a Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. He is author of “Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective”, which won the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize, and “Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations”, “Poor Policies” and the “Threat to the Developing World”. Since the beginning of the 2008 economic crisis, he has been a regular contributor to the “Guardian”, and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.
About the Author
Born in South Korea, No 1 International Bestselling Author Ha-Joon Chang is a specialist in development economics and Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. In 2005, Chang was awarded the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. He is author of Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002), which won the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize, and Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations, Poor Policies and the Threat to the Developing World (2007). Since the beginning of the 2008 economic crisis, he has been a regular contributor to the Guardian, and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.
In Leading With Wisdom, Jann Freed takes the several years she spent interviewing more than 100 respected leaders, and distills their advice into eight practices that underpin leaders who connect and inspire others to achieve high performance. She takes the words of heavyweights such as Warren Bennis, Peter Senge, Stephen Covey, Marshall Goldsmith, Peter Block, and Margaret Wheatley, and presents their insights on what works and what doesn’t. Each chapter concludes with a practical application section that details ways to integrate the concepts into workshops and personal development. This book is for anyone in a position of influence in an organization, or those who train these individuals. It’s also for anyone who feels they are drowning in information, but starving for wisdom about what behaviors nurture people, organizations, and communities at large. Discussing her research process with these experts, Jann says, “When I asked about leadership—they told me about life.” This book helps leaders integrate the best of themselves and their lives into the tasks and roles of leaders.
About the Author
Jann Freed is a leadership development and change management consultant with the Genysys Group. She primarily works with individuals and businesses in the Midwest to transition them from where they are to where they want to be. She has worked with such companies as Wells Fargo, Principal Financial Group, Vermeer Manufacturing, and Meredith Corporation. She is professor emerita of business management at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where she joined the faculty in 1981. She earned her PhD from Iowa State University, MBA at Drake University, and undergraduate degree in business management from Central College. She is also the co-author of four books.
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Learn the true process of a successful entrepreneur with ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THEORY, PROCESS, PRACTICE, 9e! Presenting the most current thinking in this explosive field, this renowned entrepreneurship text provides a practical, step-by-step approach that makes learning easy. Using exercises and case presentations, you can apply your own ideas and develop useful entrepreneurial skills. Cases and examples found throughout the text present the new venture creations or corporate innovations that permeate the world economy today. This book will be your guide to understanding the entrepreneurial challenges of tomorrow.
About the Author
Donald F. Kuratko
Dr. Donald F. Kuratko is the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Executive Director of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University – Bloomington. Professor Kuratko is considered a prominent scholar and a national leader in the field of entrepreneurship. He has published more than 160 articles on various aspects of entrepreneurship and corporate entrepreneurship.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND-SET IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
1. Entrepreneurship. Evolutionary Development–Revolutionary Impact.
2. The Entrepreneurial Mind-Set in Individuals: Cognition and Ethics.
3. The Entrepreneurial Mind-Set in Organizations: Corporate Entrepreneurship.
4. Social Entrepreneurship and the Global Environment for Entrepreneurship.
Part II: INITIATING ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES.
5. Innovation: The Creative Pursuit of Ideas.
6. Assessment of Entrepreneurial Opportunities.
7. Pathways to Entrepreneurial Ventures.
8. Sources of Capital for Entrepreneurial Ventures.
Part III: DEVELOPING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL PLAN.
9. Legal Challenges for Entrepreneurial Ventures.
10. Marketing Research for Entrepreneurial Ventures.
11. Financial Preparation for Entrepreneurial Ventures.
12. Developing an Effective Business Plan.
Part IV: GROWTH STRATEGIES FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES.
13. Strategic Entrepreneurial Growth.
14. Valuation of Entrepreneurial Ventures.
15. Harvesting Entrepreneurial Ventures.
Napoleon. Bill Gates. George W. Bush. Osama bin Laden. Leaders and leadership are perennial topics of debate. What is leadership? How does one become a leader? Do we actually need leaders? In this Very Short Introduction, Keith Grint offers provocative answers to these questions, prompting readers to rethink their assumptions about what leadership is. Indeed, Grint argues that leadership is a very elusive quality, and that there are few definitive answers to be found, which explains why most books on leadership produce so much heat and so little light. But there are important questions to ask, questions which shed light on why leadership so resists definition. Grint looks at the way leadership has evolved from its earliest manifestations in ancient societies, highlights the early ideas about leadership found in Plato, Sun Tzu, Machiavelli and others, considers how social, economic, and political forces can undermine particular modes of leadership, and discusses the practice of management, its history, future, and influence on all aspects of society.