New Venture Creature Asian Global Edition
New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century is about the actual process of getting venture started, growing the venture, successfully harvesting it, and starting again. This book continues to be the product of experience and considerable research in the field-rooted in real-world application and refined in the classroom. The design and flow of the book are aimed at creating knowledge, skills, and awareness. In a pragmatic way-through text, case studies, and hands-on exercises-students are drawn in to discover critical aspects of entrepreneurship, and what levels of competencies, know-how, experience, attitudes, resources, and networks are required to pursue different entrepreneurial opportunities.
There is no substitute for the real thing-actually starting a company. But short of that, this book exposes students to many of the vital issues and immerses them in key learning experiences, such as critical self-assessment and developing an effective business plan. Included in this new Asia Global Edition are numerous examples of successful Asian entrepreneurs and their experiences.
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The third edition of this market leading textbook covers the foundations of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial growth for the Asia-Pacific entrepreneur. The text emphasises the development of a business idea with the major theme of “Environmental Entrepreneurship”. Alongside a strong theoretical framework, the authors have included a wealth of experiential learning methodology. As well as the unparalleled instructor and student resources, what sets this text apart from all others in this discipline – is the thorough treatment of topical themes of sustainability, ethical and social responsibility, and experiential learning.
About the Author
Howard is Professor of Entrepreneurship Education at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Innovation and Community (CEIC) at Deakin University. He was previously Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Unitec in New Zealand. He is known particularly for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor New Zealand reports and pioneering the new field of entrepreneurial economy, or sustainability entrepreneurship. For ten years he ran his own IT company in Europe and now co-owns a rapidly expanding firm within Australia’s food-export industry. Howard specialises in the training of teachers of entrepreneurship and has trained companies in Latin America, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand Howard has published in a variety of journals and his memberships include the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA) London, the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, the Australia-New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) and the Academy of Management (USA). Allan is the Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) at the University of Adelaide. He was formerly with the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, lecturing in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation in a number of topic areas associated with new venture strategy, evaluation and start-up. Allan’s extensive industry experience has been with the small and medium enterprise sector developing and introducing new products, entering new markets, and expanding sales and business opportunities in both established and new business environments. This experience has exposed him to the challenges of growth, innovation and entrepreneurship with engineered and manufactured goods. Allan’s research interests include entrepreneurship education, policy and the intersections between entrepreneurship, innovation and socioeconomic development. More specifically, Allan’s recent research projects have involved regional development, organisational development and human capital development. These projects have involved working with the Centre for Regional Development at Swinburne University of Technology, Questacon (the National Institute for Science and Technology, Canberra), the Hargraves Institute, (a member’s services organisation focussing on corporate innovation) and the Westpac Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Australia project in 2004 and 2005 serving as project manager, researcher and co-author. 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.
Analytics for Leaders provides a concise, readable account of a complete system of performance measurement for an enterprise. Based on over twenty years of research and development, the system is designed to provide people at all levels with the quantitative information they need to do their jobs: board members to exercise due diligence about all facets of the business, leaders to decide where to focus attention next, and people to carry out their work well. For senior officers, chapter openers provide quick overviews about the overall approach to a particular stakeholder group and how to connect overall performance measures to business impact. For MBA students, extensive supporting notes and references provide in-depth understanding. For researchers and practitioners, a generic statistical approach is described to encourage new ways of tackling performance measurement issues. The book is relevant to all types of enterprise, large or small, public or private, academic or governmental.
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.
What do a person’s knowledge, expressiveness, history, character, and attraction have in common? Or his or her role, resources, information, network, and reputation? Each is a key to either personal or organizational power, and together they open the complex combination lock on the door of true leadership and irresistible influence. The Elements of Power combines the latest research on the nature of power all over the world with a handy self-assessment and invaluable insight into: How power works in organizations How people use and lose power The relationship between power and leadership What makes famous people powerful or what diminishes their power Sources of power and how to build each one Leading and influencing others more effectively Complete with “Portraits in Power” examining key business figures and world leaders alike, the full effect is an accessible and unprecedented pipeline to the many sources and types of internal and external power, including the most valuable of all: the power of will.