High-Tech Entrepreneurship: Managing Innovation, Variety and Uncertainty by Michel Bernasconi | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
High-Tech Entrepreneurship: Managing Innovation in a World of Uncertainty

High-Tech Entrepreneurship: Managing Innovation in a World of Uncertainty

by Michel Bernasconi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415380588

ISBN-13: 9780415380584

Pub. Date: 04/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

High-tech businesses form a crucial part of entrepreneurial activity – in some ways presenting very typical examples of entrepreneurship, yet in some ways representing quite different challenges. The uncertainty in innovation and advanced technology makes it difficult to use conventional economic planning models, and also means that the management skills used

Overview

High-tech businesses form a crucial part of entrepreneurial activity – in some ways presenting very typical examples of entrepreneurship, yet in some ways representing quite different challenges. The uncertainty in innovation and advanced technology makes it difficult to use conventional economic planning models, and also means that the management skills used in this area must be more responsive to issues of risk, uncertainty and evaluation than in conventional business opportunities.

Specifically focusing on the mix of theory and practice needed to accurately inform students, the key topics covered include:

  • uncertainty and innovation
  • entrepreneurial finance
  • marketing technological innovations
  • high-tech incubation management.

Including case studies to give practical insights into genuine business examples, this comprehensive book has a distinctly ‘real-world’ focus throughout. Edited by a multi-national team, it draws together leading writers and researchers from across Europe, making it a must-read for all those involved in advanced entrepreneurship with specific interests in high-tech start-ups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415380584
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


List of illustrations     ix
Contributors     xi
Preface     xiil
High-tech entrepreneurship: managing innovation in a world of variety and uncertainty   Michel Bernasconi   Simon Harris   Mette Moensted     1
Uncertainty and Innovation in Entrepreneurship   Mette Moensted     11
High-tech, uncertainty and innovation: the opportunity for high-tech entrepreneurship   Mette Moensted     15
For high-tech small is beautiful: why small firms can handle complexity better   Ludovic Dibiaggio     33
Engineers as high-tech entrepreneurs: French engineers' paths to entrepreneurship   Alain Fayolle     50
Collective learning processes in high-tech firms: enablers and barriers to the innovation process   Valerie-Ines de La Ville     69
Different Entrepreneurial Ways of Facing Uncertainty   Simon Harris     87
High-tech clusters: network richness in Sophia Antipolis and Silicon Valley   Michel Bernasconi   Ludovic Dibiaggio   Michel Ferrary     93
Network relationships in different cultures: high-tech globalization meets local cultures   Simon Harris     112
Technology business incubation management: lessons of experience   Philippe Albert   LyndaGaynor     131
Strategy development processes: the importance of considering integration and timing   Franck Moreau     144
University spin-out firms: patterns of development based on expertise   Celine Druilhe   Elizabeth Garnsey     158
Creation processes as evolving projects: high-tech firms as emerging systems   Michel Bernasconi     174
Managing Innovative High-Tech Firms   Michel Bernasconi     187
Marketing technological innovations: the challenges of creating markets   Paul Millier     189
Creating competitive intelligence: competing technologies come from anywhere   Gil Ayache     207
Evaluating technology development projects: a multiplexity of controllability and uncontrollability   Dominique Jolly     225
Networking for innovation: managing through networks   Mette Moensted     242
References     262
Index     286

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