Organizing Entrepreneurship by Anna GrandoriOrganizing Entrepreneurship by Anna Grandori

Organizing Entrepreneurship

byAnna Grandori, Laura Gaillard GiordaniEditorAnna Grandori

Paperback | June 24, 2011

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Entrepreneurship has regained centre stage in the contemporary knowledge-intensive and innovation-driven economy, as well as in research. Integrating classic and recent insights into the organization, economics and management of entrepreneurial activities,Organizing Entrepreneurshipaims to blend rigor with relevance, and connects theory with practical problems around key questions, such as:

  • Is there any method in having ¿good ideas¿ and discovering opportunities?
  • Through which mechanisms can human, social, technical and financial resources be attracted and dedicated to new projects?
  • Which alternative governance and organizational structures are to be considered for the constitution and organization of a new firm?
  • To grow or not to grow? (Or how to grow without up-sizing)?
  • How do you organize grown-up firms in an entrepreneurial mode?
  • How can environments and external institutions help?

Original case studies are discussed and integrated throughout the text, which reflect a wide range of sectors (from agri-business to high tech) and countries (including emerging economies). Providing a unique resource for students and instructors of entrepreneurship and organization, this book also offers new insights to entrepreneurs and investors in the organization of new firms, as well as to managers striving to infuse entrepreneurial behaviors into their already established firms.

Anna Grandoriis Professor of Business Organization and the President of the Center of Research on Organization and Management (CROMA) at Bocconi University, Italy. She has been Visiting Professor in many EU and US Universities, Editor of organization and management international journals, and director of various international research ...
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Title:Organizing EntrepreneurshipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:June 24, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415570387

ISBN - 13:9780415570381

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Entrepreneurial Opportunities  1.1 Economic Sources of Opportunities  1.2 Relational Sources of Opportunities  1.3 Cognitive Sources of Opportunities  2. Entrepreneurial Resources: Networked Access  2.1 Attracting Human, Technical and Financial Resources - 'Market Failure' Problems  2.2 Networked HR  2.3 Networked Access to Technology  2.4 Networked Finance  3. Entrepreneurial Firms  3.1 The Governance Structure of Entrepreneurial Firms  3.2 The Organizational Structure of Entrepreneurial Firms  4. The Internal and External Growth of Entrepreneurial Firms  4.1 The Boundaries of the Entrepreneurial Firm  4.2 Networked Growth (and Birth)  5. Organizing Corporate Entrepreneurship  5.1 Structural Practices  5.2 HR Practices  6. Organizing Environments for Entrepreneurship  6.1 Industrial Districts: Variety and Evolution  6.2 Institutional and Designed Innovation Milieux

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'This important new book provides a valuable framework for analyzing the strategies that entrepreneurial ventures can deploy to gain the competitive edge, particularly in an international context. It will be valuable reading for both students and scholars of entrepreneurship.' David B. Audretsch, Director, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Germany  'There are many textbooks on entrepreneurship, but none are quite like this. Instead of praising entrepreneurs as charismatic heroes, or preaching the benefits of private enterprise, this book takes a cool and objective approach. It highlights the impact of social networking and organizational structure on innovation and profit, and thereby places the study of entrepreneurship on a systematic basis. The authors and their collaborators are to be congratulated on a most distinguished contribution to the literature.' Mark C. Casson, Henley Business School, UK