Author: Thomas Lechler, Hans G. Gemünden
Bei der Gründung von Unternehmen ist in den letzten Jahren ein Trend zu Teamgründungen zu beobachten. Ob Gründerteams erfolgreicher sind als Einzelgründer wird kontrovers diskutiert. Viele Vorteile, wie die Kombination von verschiedenartigen Fähigkeiten und Wissen sprechen dafür. Gefahren liegen dagegen in der Qualität des Zusammenspiels der Partner. Die Analyse von mehr als 150 partnerschaftlich gegründeten Unternehmen zeigt, unter welchen Umständen Gründerteams besonders erfolgreich sind. Wie erfolgversprechend die eigene Interaktionsstrategie ist, kann mithilfe eines Analyseinstruments überprüft werden. Die zugrundegelegten Zielwerte sind aus den Ergebnissen der Untersuchung abgeleitet und können für die Besetzung und Finanzierung von Gründerteams wertvolle Hinweise geben.
Die Gründe für den Erfolg oder Misserfolg von Betriebsgründungen sind so vielfältig wie die Betriebe selbst. Um dennoch Strukturen erkennen und Zusammenhänge verstehen zu können, erweist sich die Berücksichtigung von sozialen Mechanismen in der Zeit sowie zwischen einzelnen Einflussfaktoren als zielführend. Deren empirische Überprüfung erfordert ein breites methodisches Spektrum, das bis zur Abbildung in Computersimulation reicht. Die Anwendung des Methodenkanons auf die informationsbezogene Gründungsförderung zeigt, dass die Passgenauigkeit der Instrumente den entscheidenden Erfolgsfaktor darstellt. Damit liefert Mike Weber nicht nur einen Beitrag zur Theorie und Empirie der Entrepreneurshipforschung, sondern bietet zugleich Empfehlungen für die Ausgestaltung der Gründungsförderung.
The Remains of Love
Author: Zeruya Shalev
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Hemda Horovitz is nearing the end of her life. As she lies in bed in Jerusalem, memories from the past flood her thoughts: her childhood in the kibbutz spent under the gaze of her stern, pioneer father; the lake that was her only solace; and her own two children-one she could never love enough, and the other whom she loved too much. Avner, the beloved child, has grown up to be a heavy, anguished man, disillusioned by his work and trapped in a loveless marriage. When visiting his mother in the hospital, he witnesses a devoted couple's final moments together; after the man's death Avner becomes obsessed with finding the woman, and a strange and delicate relationship unfolds. Dina, Hemda's daughter, has put aside her career in order to give her teenage daughter, Nitzan, the warmth she never received from her own mother. But Nitzan is withdrawing from her, and Dina is overcome by a longing to adopt another child-a longing that, if fulfilled, may destroy her fragile family. Zeruya Shalev's electrifying new novel is at once a meditation on the state of modern Israel and a profound exploration of family, yearning, compromise, and the insistent pull of the past.
Mindset for Creating Project Value
Author: John C. Byrne, PhD, Thomas G. Lechler, PhD, MSc
Publisher: Project Management Institute
Using empirical data from their research study, Thomas Lechler and John Byrne demonstrate that the success of a project strongly depends on the specific attitude of the project manager and the project management decision-making process. They also address: • Limiting effects of the Triple Constraints Paradigm • Role of uncertainty in projects. Leaders within organizations will find the results useful to emphasize and encourage entrepreneurial behaviors of project managers in a way that influences project performance beyond the simple application of tools and techniques. The book addresses several stakeholders, including who are responsible for implementing projects, those who suffer the consequences if things go wrong, and those who are responsible for the selection and development of project managers. The Mindset for Creating Project Value provides insight into how a different perspective is necessary to better understand the limitations of project management in order to better explain the many phenomena that are related to the management of projects and, consequently, to improve the practical outcome.
Local Heroes in the Global Village
Author: David B. Audretsch, Heike Grimm, Charles W. Wessner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Entrepreneurship and growth are central concerns of policy makers around the world. Local Heroes in the Global Village introduces public policies for the promotion of entrepreneurship on a comparative, primarily German-American level. The book contributes to the debate what role public policies play in stimulating national and regional economic growth. With a better understanding of the complexity and variety of existent entrepreneurship policies in the U.S. and Germany the reader of this volume will be able to formulate best practice, hands-on strategies which aim to promote nations as well as regions in an "entrepreneurial economy".
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publisher: OECD Publishing
What is "entrepreneurship"? It is much more than the competition and risk taking of starting your own business. Enterprises create jobs and wealth. Without the dynamism they bring to the economy, the challenges of globalisation and structural change ...
The Business Model Navigator
Author: Oliver Gassmann, Karolin Frankenberger, Michaela Csik
Publisher: Pearson UK
A strong business model is the bedrock to business success. But all too often we fail to adapt, clinging to outdated models that are no longer delivering the results we need. The brains behind The Business Model Navigator have discovered that just 55 business models are responsible for 90% of the world's most successful businesses. These 55 models – from the Add-On model used by Ryanair to the Subscription model used by Spotify – provide the blueprints you need to revolutionise your business and drive powerful change. As well as providing a practical framework for adapting and innovating your business model, this book also includes each of the 55 models in a quick-read format that covers: What it is Who invented it and who uses it now When and how to apply it “An excellent toolkit for developing your business model.” Dr Heinz Derenbach, CEO, Bosch Software Innovations
Author: Lucio Cassia, Michael Fattore, Stefano Paleari
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Entrepreneurial Strategy aims to revive the debate on the role of entrepreneurship in the context of mature business. The authors contend that mature and declining industries are increasingly dominated by the negative pressure of external factors but they are also embedded with a potential renewed role for entrepreneurship because the industry forces as a whole tend to break up, leaving space for strategic business innovation.
Author: Cecile Nieuwenhuizen
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
An entrepreneur is different from a manager of a small business in many respects, but largely in attitude and approach. And the right approach hinges on appropriate entrepreneurial skills. Professor Nieuwenhuizen has brought together several experts in the field of entrepreneurship to describe the skills necessary for successful entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurial skills covered in this book include: achievement orientation; creativity and innovation; self-confidence and a positive attitude; goal-setting; assertiveness; time management; networking; leadership and teamwork; creative problem-solving; and, strategies for dealing with conflict and confrontation. This is a guide to success factors for students of business, as well as entrepreneurs starting up a business and those already running an enterprise.
Author: Mikael Scherdin, Ivo Zander
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
This pioneering book explores the connections between art and artistic processes and entrepreneurship. The authors expertly identify several areas and issues where research on art and artistic processes can inform and develop the traditional field of entrepreneurship research.
Author: Petra Jähnke, Gabriela Christmann, Karsten Balgar
Design Thinking Research
Author: Hasso Plattner, Christoph Meinel, Larry Leifer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book summarizes the results of the third year in the Design Thinking Research Program, a joint venture of Stanford University in Palo Alto and the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. Understanding the evolution of innovation, and how to measure the performance of the design thinking teams behind innovations, is the central motivation behind the research work presented in this book. Addressing these fundamental concerns, all of the contributions in this volume report on different approaches and research efforts aimed at obtaining deeper insights into and a better understanding of how design thinking transpires. In highly creative ways, different experiments were conceived and undertaken with this goal in mind, and the results achieved were analyzed and discussed to shed new light on the focus areas. We hope that our readers enjoy this discourse on design thinking and its diverse impacts. Besides looking forward to receiving your critical feedback, we also hope that when reading these reports you too will get caught up in the fun our research teams had in carrying out the work they are based on: understanding innovation and how design thinking fosters it, which was the motivation for all the research work that is reported on in this book.
The New Entrepreneurial Leader
Author: Danna Greenberg, Kate McKone-Sweet, H. James Wilson
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
In years past, the keywords for leaders were confidence, single-minded purpose, and strategic planning. But today’s vastly complex, globalized, and fast-evolving world requires a different kind of leadership. This game-changing book details a new approach—entrepreneurial leadership—developed at Babson College, the number-one school for entrepreneurship in the world. Entrepreneurial leadership is inspired by, but is separate from, entrepreneurship. It can be applied in any organizational situation, not just start-ups. Based on two years of extensive research, it embraces three principles that add up to a fundamentally new worldview of business and a new logic of decision making. First, rapid change and increasing uncertainty require leaders to be “cognitively ambidextrous,” able to shift between traditional “prediction logic” (choosing actions based on analysis) and “creation logic” (taking action despite considerable unknowns). Guiding this different way of thinking and acting is a new view of business, where simultaneous creation of social, environmental, and economic value is the order of the day. Finally, entrepreneurial leaders leverage their understanding of themselves and their social context to guide effective action. Each chapter offers concrete examples of how educators across all disciplines are integrating these ideas into their courses—and even their entire curricula. The New Entrepreneurial Leader lays out a comprehensive new paradigm for reinventing management education in order to mold leaders who will shape social and economic opportunity.
This book establishes a chronological trace of the entrepreneur as treated in economic literature in order to give a more wholesome perspective to contemporary writings and teachings on entrepreneurship. It focuses on the nature and role of the entrepreneur, and of entrepreneurship, as revealed in economic literature as early as the eighteenth century, when Richard Cantillon first coined the term 'entrepreneur'. The authors then trace how Joseph Schumpeter's perspective, among other’s, on entrepreneurship came to dominate the world's understanding of the term. Due to Schumpeter’s dominant influence, entrepreneurship has come to occupy a primary role in the theory of economic development. In this book Hébert and Link discuss various key topics including the German Tradition, the Austrian and the English School of thought as well as individuals such as Alfred Marshall and Jeremy Bentham. The historical survey also illustrates the tension that often exists between "theory" and "practice" and how it has been difficult for economic theory to assimilate a core concept that plays a vital role in social and economic change. Finally, the book exposes the many different facets of entrepreneurship as they have been perceived by some of the great economists throughout the ages.
The Designful Company
Author: Marty Neumeier
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Part manifesto, part handbook, THE DESIGNFUL COMPANY provides a lively overview of a growing trend in management–design thinking as a business competence. According to the author, traditional managers have relied on a two-step process to make decisions, which he calls “knowing” and “doing.” Yet in today’s innovation-driven marketplace, managers need to insert a middle step, called “making.” Making is a phase in which assumptions are questioned, futures are imagined, and prototypes are tested, producing a wide range of options that didn’t exist before. The reader is challenged to consider the author’s bold assertion: There can be no real innovation without design. Those who are new to Marty Neumeier’s “whiteboard” series may want to ramp up with the first two books, THE BRAND GAP and ZAG. Both are easy reads. Covered in THE DESIGNFUL COMPANY: - the top 10 “wicked problems” that only design can solve - a new, broader definition of design - why designing trumps deciding in an era of change - how to harness the “organic drivetrain” of value creation - how aesthetics add nuance to managing - 16 levers to transform your company - why you should bring design management inside - how to assemble an innovation metateam - how to recognize and reward talent From the back cover: The complex business problems we face today can’t be solved with the same thinking that created them. Instead, we need to start from a place outside traditional management. Forget total quality. Forget top-down strategy. In an era of fast-moving markets and leap-frogging innovations, we can no longer “decide” the way forward. Today we have to “design” the way forward–or risk ending up in the fossil layers of history. Marty Neumeier, author of THE BRAND GAP and ZAG, presents the new management engine that can transform your company into a powerhouse of nonstop innovation.