Entrepreneurism: A Philosophy and a Sensible Alternative for the Market Economy

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This book provides concise definitions of 'entrepreneurism', 'entrepreneurship', 'entrepreneur' and 'entrepreneurial' for education and application within the framework of the market economy: acts as a signpost pointing the way toward balancing the short-term need for survival with the long-term need for sustainable growth; and serves as a philosophical beacon that will guide individuals, particularly, business leaders, toward actions in the interest of humanity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860943126
  • Publisher: Imperial College Press
  • Publication date: 12/10/2002
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I The Pillars and the Foundation 1
Ch. 1 Introduction: How Have We Managed? 3
Ch. 2 From the Entrepreneur to Entrepreneurism: The Evolution of Entrepreneurial Thoughts 29
Ch. 3 Beyond Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: The Need for Ownership 48
Ch. 4 Common Good and the Making of Profit 75
Ch. 5 What Price "Profit?" 97
Ch. 6 Value, and Entrepreneurial Cultural Value 113
Ch. 7 Cost, Economic Cost and the Notion of Residual 134
Ch. 8 People, People, People 169
Sect. II The Pursuit of Entrepreneurial Culture 197
Ch. 9 The Creation of a New Venture 199
Ch. 10 The New Venture Creation: Planning and the Business Plan 218
Ch. 11 Caring and Developing a New Venture for Sustainable Growth 238
Ch. 12 Family Business: The Home Based Community of Entrepreneurs 270
Ch. 13 The Tragedy, Glory and Succession of Family Business 290
Ch. 14 The Succession Challenge and the Glory of Family Business 305
Ch. 15 Corporate Entrepreneurship: Corporate Power and Issues Concerning Corporate Profit 329
Ch. 16 Corporate Governance, Responsibility and Profit 349
Ch. 17 Corporate Management 367
Ch. 18 Should/Can the Government be Entrepreneurial? 390
Ch. 19 Charitable and Not-for-Profit Organization Entrepreneurship 412
Ch. 20 Conclusion: A Model of Gross Planet Productivity 427
References 443
Index 453
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