Strategic Entrepreneurial Growth

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9780030319365: Strategic Entrepreneurial Growth

This graduate-level book transforms the strategic process for entrepreneurs into a growth-oriented approach. The book is organized to flow in the following manner: understanding the entrepreneurial perspective; and the challenge of entrepreneurial growth; gaining an appreciation for strategic planning in emerging ventures; examining the growth options for emerging ventures; and finally a discussion of the emerging entrepreneurial issues confronting the economy today. Over 30 comprehensive cases will be available on the world wide web for professors and students using this text. Thus the twelve chapters (see outline) are presented as a framework to follow and relate back to as the cases are discussed. The writing style and format of each chapter is relatively shorter and more professional in nature. Professors can pick and choose the cases most appropriate and assign them to students from the web.

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This graduate level title looks at the strategic process of entrepreneurs from a growth-oriented perspective. It presents material covering the challenge of entrepreneurial growth, strategic planning in emerging ventures, and a discussion of entrepreneurial issues.

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Dr. Kuratko is the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship; Professor of Entrepreneurship & Executive Director; Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, The Kelley School of Business Indiana University -Bloomington. Dr. Kuratko is considered a preeminent scholar and national leader in the field of entrepreneurship. He has published over 150 articles on aspects of entrepreneurship, new venture development, and corporate entrepreneurship. His work has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Small Business Strategy, Family Business Review, and the Journal of Business Ethics. Dr. Kuratko has authored 22 books, including the leading entrepreneurship book in American universities today, ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THEORY, PROCESS, PRACTICE, 7th ed. (South-Western/Thomson Publishers, 2007), as well as STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURIAL GROWTH, 2nd ed. (South-Western/Thomson Publishers, 2004), CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION (South-Western/Thomson Publishers, 2007), and EFFECTIVE SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, 7th ed. (Wiley & Sons Publishers, 2001). In addition, Dr. Kuratko has been consultant on Corporate Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Strategies to a number of major corporations such as Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, AT&T, United Technologies, Ameritech, The Associated Group (Acordia), Union Carbide Corporation, ServiceMaster and TruServ.

Harold P. Welsch (Ph.D., Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management) holds the Coleman Foundation Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship at DePaul University. He has been active in entrepreneurship development for over 20 years in his role as educator, consultant, researcher, entrepreneur, author and editor. Dr. Welsch is well known for his research in the area of privatization of centrally planned economies, entrepreneurship career paths, formal and informal strategic planning, information seeking and decision behavior, ethnic entrepreneurship, economic development and is the author of several books. In addition to his role as founder/director of Entrepreneurship Program at DePaul University, Dr. Welsch has served as Chairman of the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division, President of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) and President of U.S. Association of Small Business (USASBE). He serves on various boards of directors and consultants for both large and small firms. He is also a principal of Devon Enterprises, a real-estate investment and management firm.

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