Today's views of leadership and management have significantly expanded to incorporate a variety of elements such as rewards, visions, and worker participation. However, most perspectives still view leadership as something that is assigned to a designated person who then exercises influence downward toward subordinate followers. In many ways the persistent top-down command and control theme that supports established leadership thought and practice prevents organizations from fully tapping into their human resources, in turn limiting their flexibility to meet the challenges of increasingly dynamic, complex, and competitive environments. Shared Entrepreneurship replaces the top-down approaches of the past with a new framework that draws strengths and innovation from collaboration and sharing. This book is divided into two main sections. The first section consists of six chapters which provide an in-depth overview and discussion of shared entrepreneurship. The second section consists of eight original case studies commissioned by the authors, featuring such companies as Herman Miller, Inc., SRC Holdings, and W.L. Gore & Associates.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2014|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Frank Shipper is Professor of Management in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University, USA. His teaching, consulting, and research interests are managerial/leadership skills development, employee ownership, and collaborative cultures. He has consulted for and studied employee-owned companies for over 25 years. Among other honors, he has received a Regents Award for excellence in research, University System of Maryland's highest faculty honor.
Stephen B. Adams, Salisbury University, USA Marvin O. Brown, Salisbury University, USA Thomas J. Calo, Salisbury University, USA Benita W. Harris, Asbury United Methodist Church, USA Richard C. Hoffman, Salisbury University, USA Charles C. Manz, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, USA Karen P. Manz, unaffiliated Bill Nobles, Rutgers University, USA Oliver P. Roche, Salisbury University, USA Greg L. Stewart, University of Iowa, USA Marc D. Street, Salisbury University, USA Vera L. Street, Salisbury University, USA Frank Shipper, Salisbury University, USA Christy H. Weer, Salisbury University, USA.
Table of ContentsPART I: UNDERSTANDING AND DEVELOPING SHARED ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1. Shared Entrepreneurship: Toward an Ethical, Dynamic, Empowering, Freedom-Based Process of Collaborative Innovation; Frank Shipper, Charles C. Manz, Karen P. Manz, Bill Nobles 2. Shared Leadership: The Do's and Don'ts in Shared Entrepreneurship Enterprises; Frank Shipper, Charles C. Manz 3. Shared Governance: Structures and Processes; Olivier P. Roche, Richard C. Hoffman, Marvin O. Brown 4. Innovation through Shared Entrepreneurship; Marc D. Street, Vera L. Street, Frank Shipper 5. Culture in Shared Entrepreneurship Firms; Thomas J. Calo, Wayne H. Decker, Christy H. Weer 6. Shared Entrepreneurship: A Path Forward; Frank Shipper PART II: SHARED ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ACTION 7. SRC Holdings: Winning the Game While Sharing the Prize; Vera L. Street, Marc D. Street, Christy H. Weer, Frank Shipper 8. Herman Miller: Unrelenting Pursuit of Reinvention and Renewal; Frank Shipper, Karen P. Manz, Stephen B. Adams, Charles C. Manz 9. Equal Exchange: Doing Well by Doing Good; Benita W. Harris, Frank Shipper, Karen P. Manz, Charles C. Manz 10. TEOCO (The Employee Owned Company): Principled; Thomas J. Calo, Olivier Roche, Frank Shipper 11. HCSS: Employee Ownership and the Entrepreneurial Spirit; Olivier Roche, Frank Shipper 12. MBC Ventures, Inc.: An ESOP with a Union Partner; Richard C. Hoffman, Marvin O. Brown, Frank Shipper 13. KCI Technologies, Inc.: Engineering the Future, One Employee at a Time; Vera L. Street, Christy H. Weer, Frank Shipper 14. W. L. Gore & Associates: Developing Global Teams to Meet 21st Century Challenges; Frank Shipper, Charles C. Manz, Greg L. Stewart