Help your students realize their dreams of small business success with this market-leading book. SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: LAUNCHING AND GROWING ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES, 15E provides the practical concepts, entrepreneurial insights, and comprehensive resources essential for students' success now and throughout your management future. This edition's solid coverage of the fundamentals of business management teaches not only how to start a business, but also how to manage, grow, and harvest a business. This market leading text places students in the role of decision maker to sharpen their understanding. The book's thorough emphasis on building business plans ensures students can effectively create, manage, and analyze a plan for their own ventures. Unforgettable examples, exciting video cases, and coverage of the most current developments in business management today keep this engaging text and integrated learning system as current and practical now as it was when it led the market in its first edition 50 years ago. This edition's SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ONLINE student Web site and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Resource Center help provide the valuable understanding students will rely upon throughout their entire business careers.
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Justin G. Longenecker established SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT as a leader in the market from the first edition of the book 52 years ago. In addition to this market-leading text, he wrote a number of other business books and numerous articles in journals, such as Journal of Small Business Management, Academy of Management Review, Business Horizons, and Journal of Business Ethics. Longenecker was active in several professional organizations and served as president of the International Council for Small Business. In 2005, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) honored him with the Max S. Wortman Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, the selection as a USASBE Justin G. Longenecker Fellow is the highest recognition that the Association gives to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development, furtherance and benefit of small and medium businesses. Justin Longenecker truly was a legend in his own time and continues to have profound influence through the lives of those who knew him. Longenecker grew up in a family business. After attending Central Christian College of Kansas for two years, he earned his B.A. in political science from Seattle Pacific University, his M.B.A. from Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He taught at Baylor University, where he was Emeritus Chavanne Professor of Christian Ethics in Business until his death in 2005.
Bill Petty is Professor of Finance and the W.W. Caruth Chairholder in Entrepreneurship at Baylor University, and has been named a University Master Teacher. He also helped establish the Baylor Angel Network where he now serves on the Board. He holds a PhD and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS from Abilene Christian University, where he is a member of the University's Board of Trustees. He has taught at Virginia Tech University and Texas Tech University, and has served as the dean of the business school at Abilene Christian University. Petty's research interests include acquisitions of privately held companies, shareholder value-based management, the financing of small and entrepreneurial firms, angel financing, and exit strategies for privately held firms. He has served as co-editor for the Journal of Financial Research and editor of the Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance. He has published articles in a number of finance and small business journals and is the co-author of a leading corporate finance textbook Foundations of Finance. Petty has worked as a consultant for oil and gas firms and consumer product companies. He also served as a subject matter expert on a best-practices study on shareholder value-based management, funded by the American Productivity and Quality Center, and he was part of a research team for the Australian Department of Industry to study the feasibility of establishing a public equity market for small- and medium-sized enterprises in Australia. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the Financial Management Association and currently serves on the Board of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). Finally, he serves as the audit chair for a publicly traded energy firm.
Leslie E. Palich is Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and the W.A. Mays Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University, where he teaches courses in Small Business Management, International Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, and International Business to undergraduate and graduate students in the Hankamer School of Business. He is also associate director of the Entrepreneurship Studies program at Baylor. He holds a PhD and an MBA from Arizona State University, and a BA from Manhattan Christian College. Palich's research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, journal of small business management, and several other periodicals. Palich has taught entrepreneurship and strategic management in a number of countries in Europe and Latin America. His interest in entrepreneurial opportunity and small business management dates back to his grade-school years, when he set up a produce sale venture to experiment with small business ownership. That early experience became a springboard for a number of other enterprises. Since that time, he has owned and operated domestic ventures in agribusiness, automobile sales, real estate development, and educational services, as well as an international import business. Dr. Palich currently owns and operates Lead Generation X, an Internet marketing firm that employs cutting-edge promotional methods to serve its clients and their customers.
Carlos W. Moore was the Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Marketing at Baylor University, where he was an instructor for more than 35 years. He was honoured as a Distinguished Professor by the Hankamer School of Business, where he taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in marketing research and consumer behaviour. Dr. Moore authored articles in such journals as Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Organizational Dynamics, Accounting Horizons, and Journal of Accountancy. His authorship of this textbook began with its sixth U.S. edition. Dr. Moore received an associate arts degree from Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas, where he was later named Ex-Student of the Year. He earned a B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin with a major in accounting, an M.B.A. from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. Besides fulfilling his academic commitments, Dr. Moore served as co-owner of a small ranch and a partner in a small-business consulting firm until his death in 2007.
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