Cases in Entrepreneurship: The Venture Creation Process

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SAGE, 2006 - Business & Economics - 427 pages
The Ivey Casebooks Series is a co-publishing partnership between SAGE Publications and the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario. Due to their popularity more than 60 countries, approximately 200 new cases are added to the Ivey School of Business library each year. Each of the casebooks comes equipped with instructor resources on CD-ROM available upon request. These affordable collections will not only help students connect to real-world situations, but will benefit corporations seeking continued education in the field as well. Cases in Entrepreneurship: The Venture Creation Process is the first book to be based upon a cognitive framework of entrepreneurship. These cases are compatible with courses in Entrepreneurship, and New Venture Management at the undergraduate and MBA level in schools of business. The instructor's resources on CD-ROM includes detailed 6-10 page casenotes for each case, preparation questions for students to review before class, discussion questions, and suggested further readings.This Casebook has been organized based on the following concepts:Searching for ideas Screening those ideas for business opportunity Planning how to exploit the opportunity Financing the opportunity Setting up / Starting up the business Growing the business Harvesting the value created in the businessThe IVEY Casebook SeriesCases in Business EthicsCases in EntrepreneurshipCases in Gender & Diversity in OrganizationsCases in Operations ManagementCases in Organizational BehaviorCases in the Environment of BusinessCases in Alliance Management Mergers and Acquisitions: Text and Cases
 

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Contents

Searching for Venture Opportunities
1
Screening Venture Opportunities
43
Planning and Financing the Venture
107
Venture Setup
200
Venture StartUp
253
Ongoing Venture Operations and Growth
295
Beyond Venture Creation
355
References
423
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Dr. Eric Morse is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the Ivey School of Business, where he serves as the Executive Director of The Institute for Entrepreneurship. His principle areas of expertise include entrepreneurial strategy, corporate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial cognition. Dr. Morse’s research has appeared, or is forthcoming, in AMJ, ET&P, JBV and other top research journals. Previously, at the University of Victoria, he was co-designer of the UVic Entrepreneurship Program, and also taught management consulting and the capstone strategy class for the MBA Program. He was the architect of UVic's partnership in International Executive M.B.A. education (Taiwan) and President/Director of the International Centre for Venture Expertise. Dr. Morse serves, or has served on the board of directors for several entrepreneurial start-ups and actively consults with both private and government enterprises. Dr. Morse's past work experience includes stints with Andersen Consulting and the Los Alamos National Laboratory - in their technology transfer office.

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