Leadership and Entrepreneurship: Personal and Organizational Development in Entrepreneurial Ventures

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - Business & Economics - 178 pages
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This book presents the expertise of authorities on leadership and entrepreneurship. They examine the entrepreneur from a personal, organizational, and multidimensional point of view. In addition, successful entrepreneurs from profit and not-for-profit firms, from hardware and software firms, and from manufacturing and service firms joined with assistance providers, academicians, and researchers to bring a firmer understanding of the qualities that contribute to successful leadership in growth-oriented firms. The book emphasizes what entrepreneurs actually do, how they do it, and what can be learned by examining the common themes or concepts that exist in the practice of entrepreneurship.

By emphasizing what entrepreneurs actually do, how they do it, and what can be learned by examining the common themes or concepts that exist in the practice of entrepreneurship, the editors have created a volume of value to researchers and academics in business and management, to public policy makers, and to the business community.

 

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Contents

Mission Vision and Passion in the Entrepreneur
3
Leadership Skills of Entrepreneurs Resolving the paradoxes and Enhancing the Practices of Entrepreneurial Growth
15
Creating the Uncommon Company
39
Pearls of Wisdom from Mr Kauffman on What Makes Entrepreneurship Work
47
Leading the Virtual Corporation
55
Playing the Great Game of Business OpenBook Management and Leaders
67
Building the HighPerformance Company The Entrepreneurial Challenge
79
Seven Keys to Shaping the Entrepreneurial Organization
99
Making the Entrepreneurial Team Work
113
Building Value into the Entrepreneurial Company
127
Adding Value to Companies Through Strategic Alliances and Partnerships
147
Report from the Entrepreneurial Front Line Developing Value Through Strategic Alliances
155
Index
169
About the Contributors Sponsors and Editors
175
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RAYMOND W. SMILOR is vice president of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Inc. at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and was the first Marion Merrell Dow Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

DONALD L. SEXTON is senior teaching and research fellow and director of applied research at the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Inc. at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation./e Prior to joining the Foundation he was the William H. David Professor in the American Free Enterprise System at the Ohio State University.

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