Opportunity-Centred Entrepreneurship by David RaeOpportunity-Centred Entrepreneurship by David Rae

Opportunity-Centred Entrepreneurship

byDavid Rae

Paperback | December 12, 2014

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Opportunity-Centred Entrepreneurship connects theory and practice in a whole new way. Other entrepreneurship texts are primarily research and theory oriented, and simply tack on real-world examples, while this book offers a stronger practical approach. It focuses on learning for, rather than about enterprise.

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David Rae is Professor of Business and Enterprise at Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln, UK, where he is Director of the Enterprise Research and Development Unit. Formerly, he served as Head of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Management at The Derbyshire Business School, UK. He has published extensive research and received ...
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Title:Opportunity-Centred EntrepreneurshipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.02 inPublished:December 12, 2014Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230275184

ISBN - 13:9780230275188

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Table of Contents

PART I: PERSONAL ENTERPRISE
1. Opportunity-centred Entrepreneurship
2. Personal Enterprise: Connecting Opportunities and Personal Goals
PART II: CREATING AND EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES
3. Creating and recognising opportunities
4. opportunity exploration and assessment
PART III: PLANNING AND DEVELOPING OPPORTUNITIES
5. Planning to Realise Opportunities
6. Developing the Opportunity
PART IV: ACTING ON OPPORTUNITIES
7. Enactment: Making Opportunities Happen
8. Putting it into Practice: Where do we go from here?
Toolkit:
1. Entrepreneurial and Managerial Capabilities
2. Career Plan
3. Opportunity Assessment Profile
4. Venture Planning Template
5. Finance Planner

Editorial Reviews

'This is the second edition of a highly successful and innovative volume by an author already recognised internationally as a leading authority in the field of entrepreneurial learning. The book moves the reader away from the conventional models of entrepreneurship by refocusing the entrepreneurial concept wholly around the creation of value through identification, exploration and exploitation of opportunities and what needs to be learned by individuals and teams to achieve this. The book is a very important reminder that entrepreneurial development is through, by and for people and the practice of their learning and not just pursuit of 'profit'.' - Allan Gibb, Professor Emeritus University of Durham, UK   'This second edition strengthens the core message that entrepreneurship is a socially situated activity that can be taught by focussing on a number of key skills. The structure, combined with the use of practical theory, makes the entrepreneurial journey transparent and accessible. The text works for 1st year undergraduates through to postgraduates, while allowing for increasing levels of critical engagement. This is a core text for entrepreneurship courses, offering an excellent foundation to build course-specific extensions and foci for in-depth examination.' - Shima Barakat, University of Cambridge, UK