Cases on Technology Innovation: Entrepreneurial Successes and Pitfalls: Entrepreneurial Successes and Pitfalls

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Becker, S. Ann
IGI Global, Mar 31, 2010 - Computers - 394 pages
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Innovations in technology over the past 20 years offer great insight into entrepreneurial successes and pitfalls. Much of technology innovation is the result of pioneers with the unique vision of introducing new products or services, creating wealth, and perhaps becoming famous. These pioneers, referred to as entrepreneurs, are the foundation upon which technological advancements are made.

Cases on Technology Innovation: Entrepreneurial Successes and Pitfalls is a compilation of theory, research, and practice in the areas of technology transfer, innovation, and commercialization. It includes illustrations and examples of entrepreneurial successes and pitfalls in university, industry, government, and international settings. Its main focus is on the technological innovation of products and services to meet the virtual demands of an international marketplace, therefore making it ideal for everyone from researchers and professors to business executives and technical staff.


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Shirley Ann Becker is an Associate Dean of Research in the College of Business, a University Professor of Management Information Systems and Computer Science, and President of the Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech. She has a B.S. and an MBA from St. Cloud State University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Becker also holds a graduate certificate in Contract Management from Florida Tech. Dr. Becker has extensive experience in teaching, research, and consulting in electronic commerce, web usability, software engineering, database technologies, and contract management. She has published over 100 articles in these and related areas. She has received multiple research awards from government and industry sources.

Robert Niebuhr became dean of the College of Business at Florida Tech in August of 2007. Florida Tech currently has over 7,500 students and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in business. Dr. Niebuhr came to Florida Tech from Tennessee Technological University where he was the dean of business for six years. Prior to that, he served as a faculty member and administrator at Auburn University for twenty-four years. During that time, he was chairman of their management department, helped create their Executive MBA Program, and served as interim dean of the college for one year. Dr.Niebuhr’s research deals with a variety of management topics and also examines the issues with different delivery approaches to student learning processes. He has been involved with creating and providing distance-based academic programs for over twenty years. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Niebuhr worked as a metallurgical engineer for ten years before pursuing his doctorate in management at the Ohio State University. His engineering degrees include a B.S. from the University of Cincinnati and an M.S. from The Ohio State University. [Editor]

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