Leadership Talk: A Discourse Approach to Leader Emergence
This book takes an in-depth look at an emerging approach to the creation of business leaders.
About the Author
Robyn Walker is an Associate Professor of Clinical Management Communication at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She holds a Ph.D in Communication from the University of Utah, is editor of the Journal of Business Communication and the textbook BCOM (Cengage) and is author of Strategic Business Communication for Leaders (Cengage). Jolanta Aritz is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Management Communication at the USC Marshall School of Business. She holds a Ph.D in Linguistics from the University of Southern California. Aritz has been published in numerous journals, and has a research grant from the USC Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences Initiative and the C.R. Anderson Research Fund for innovative research in the field of Business Communication.
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Inspirational and informativeintroduce students to the process of entrepreneurial success.
There has never been a more exciting and opportunistic time to study entrepreneurship. Around the world, the current economic crisis is not just negatively affecting business, this crisis is also generating business opportunities for the creative and daring. Show your class how to take advantage with Entrepreneurship: Launching New Venturesthe text that introduces students to the process of entrepreneurial success and shows them how to be effective every step of the way.
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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.
Stories of emerging leaders and their experiences, as well as some critical information and tools that help you, as a student or technical professional, reflect on your experience and decide what comes next. Every student has untapped leadership abilities. This book helps them find and develop their inner leader, become the person he or she wants to be, and pursue their passions in ways that are productive and rewarding for themselves and others. This book identifies some common myths about leadership in technical fields, and then helps students identify their own leadership skills in the face of false assumptions. The authors show students how to make a real difference and explain why the world needs every student’s best professional self. Each of the four parts of Leadership for Engineers includes four chapters comprised of testimonies from emerging leaders, as well as reflective questions at the end of each chapter. Reading through the scenarios and working through the questions will prepare you to lead in your career and your life.
For undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Leadership.
An exploration of what makes an effective leader.
Leadership in Organizations provides a balance of theory and practice as it surveys the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations.
The eighth edition includes new examples, citations, and guidelines, and has been enhanced for better clarity and presentation.