The Entrepreneurial Venture / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$12.57
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 02/25/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$29.38
(Save 41%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 96%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (54) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $2.81   
  • Used (45) from $1.99   

Overview


As entrepreneurs fuel the economy with start-ups, job creation, innovation, and new technologies, the need to understand the evolving field of entrepreneurship continues to grow. Covering every phase of the entrepreneurial venture, from the basic concepts to emerging issues, this collection of readings by leading academics and practitioners is designed to serve as a handbook for entrepreneurs, as well as for teachers and students of the entrepreneurial process. Newly updated with timely material, professors will find this second edition invaluable for the richness of the cases and the accompanying questions designed to facilitate discussion.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
First published in 1983 and updated almost yearly since then, this handbook and text covers basic concepts and emerging issues relating to entrepreneurship. Contributors discuss theory and practice and provide profiles and examples from various companies and fields as illustration. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875848921
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Series: Practice of Management Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 1,015,186
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author


William A. Sahlman, Howard H. Stevenson, Michael J. Roberts and Amar Bhid are professors at Harvard Business School.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Entrepreneurship - What is it?
1 A Perspective on Entrepreneurship 7
2 Entrepreneurship Reconsidered: The Team as Hero 23
3 Capital Market Myopia 35
4 The Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Answer 65
5 Why Be Honest If Honesty Doesn't Pay 80
6 The Road Well Traveled 94
7 Making Business Sense of the Internet 101
Pt. 2 Strategies and Tactics for Starting, Acquiring, and Growing the Venture
8 Developing Start-up Strategies 121
9 Some Thoughts on Business Plans 138
10 How to Write a Winning Business Plan 177
11 Purchasing a Business: The Search Process 189
12 Attracting Stakeholders 211
13 Bootstrap Finance: The Art of Start-ups 223
14 The Financial Perspective: What Should Entrepreneurs Know? 238
15 Venture Capital 262
16 Aspects of Financial Contracting in Venture Capital 304
17 The Legal Protection of Intellectual Property 326
18 The Horse Race Between Capital and Opportunity 335
19 Strategy vs. Tactics from a Venture Capitalist 351
20 The Challenge of Growth 361
21 Managing Transitions in the Growing Enterprise 377
22 Building the Self-Sustaining Firm 392
23 Going Public 404
24 Why Sane People Shouldn't Serve on Public Boards 441
25 How Small Companies Should Handle Advisers 450
26 Bankruptcy: A Debtor's Perspective 459
Pt. 3 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Larger Company
27 Tough-Minded Ways to Get Innovative 481
28 Discovery-Driven Planning 493
29 Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave 506
30 Managing for Creativity 521
31 The Business of Innovation: An Interview with Paul Cook 537
Pt. 4 Entrepreneurship in the Nonprofit Sector
32 Virtuous Capital: What Foundations Can Learn from Venture Capitalists 555
33 Starting a Nonprofit Venture 566
34 Surviving Success: An Interview with the Nature Conservancy's John Sawhill 580
Index 595
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2000

    A Good book

    I think its a good book,sometimes formal but informative for anybody who is thinking of being an Entrepreneur/Intrepreneur.But you should read the Chapter 'Questions which every Entrepreneur must Answer' before buying the book.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)