Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles

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Routledge, 2007 - Diffusion of innovations - 253 pages
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship deals with 'what, when and why'; with policies and decisions; opportunities and risks,structures and strategies; staffing, compensation and rewards. In addition to managers in all types of business, lecturers and students of management and business studies will this a revealing and exciting work. Highly critical in approach, it is nevertheless a practical and illuminating study of a area crucial for today's world.

* A timeless classic from Peter F. Drucker,one of the world's leading management thinkers.
* Innovation and Entrepreneurship remains a key area of practice
* A bestseller in the Drucker Classic Collection
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION The Entrepreneurial Economy
1
PART I THE PRACTICE OF INNOVATION
17
PART II THE PRACTICE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
129
PART III ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGIES
187
CONCLUSION The Entrepreneurial Society
229
Suggested Readings
241
Index
243
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Born in Vienna in 1909, Peter F. Drucker was educated in Austria and England. From 1929 he was a newspaper correspondent abroad and an economist for an international bank in London. Since 1937 he has been in the United States, first as an economist for a group of British banks and insurance companies, and later as a management consultant to several of the country's largest companies, as well as leading companies abroad. Drucker has since had a distinguished career as a teacher, first as Professor of Politics and Philosophy at Bennington College, then for more than twenty years as Professor of Management at the Graduate Business School of New York University. Since 1971 he has been Clarke Professor of Social Science at Claremont Graduate School in California. In addition to his management books, Peter Drucker is also renowned for his prophetic books analysing politics, economics and society. These books span fifty years of modern history beginning with The End of Economic Man (1939) and including The Practice of Management; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Managing in the Next Society; Management Challenges in the 21st Century; The Effective Executive and The Essential Drucker.

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