Enterprise in Action : A Guide to Entrepreneurship.

By: Lawrence, PeterPublisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (270 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118644256Subject(s): Entrepreneurship.;New business enterprises -- Management.;Organizational changeGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Enterprise in Action : A Guide to EntrepreneurshipDDC classification: 658.11 LOC classification: HB615 -- .L39 2013ebOnline resources: Click to View
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Intro -- Enterprise in Action: A Guide to Entrepreneurship -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1: Change and Opportunity -- School days -- One Alfred Place -- Crime -- Trucking across the prairie -- Bottoms up -- The flick of a switch -- Summary -- 2: Destination: Core Competence -- Les trentes glorieuses -- Démarche or legitimation -- The chrysanthemum effect -- Manufacturing: the world we have lost? -- Taking up the slack -- You shall not own them -- Going Dutch -- The whole truth -- Summary -- 3: A Natural History of Innovation -- Relativising the product -- Wrapping the product -- Developments in services -- Configuration and beyond -- The next game -- The network carriers -- Beyond deregulation -- Summary -- Postscript -- 4: Shades of Originality -- Originality in action -- New products -- From box to brontosaurus -- Of surfboards and elephant pooh -- The woodman's story -- The application business -- Service origination -- Configuration -- Life is too short to carry an ugly pen -- Alain Rouveure Galleries -- How the war was won -- The trumpets shall sound -- Ploughing a furrow -- In praise of configuration -- Reconfiguration -- Parasol plc -- Review -- 5: Biography and Capability -- To have and have not -- The voyage of the turnip -- School and work -- A feast for life -- Knowing an industry -- A family affair -- Knowing the players -- Fashioning and developing -- Initial challenge -- Reading the market -- A Lincolnshire story -- bKidz -- A destination toy shop -- Special relationships -- Herbal tea and Italian wine -- Who else would they call? -- The feast for life -- Lift-off -- The whole truth -- Summary -- 6: Niche Markets and Entry Barriers -- A royal ride -- The geography of the niche -- Geography and competition -- Taking stock -- Niche companies never die . . . ! -- The gunslinger as dude -- The industrial niche.
Le Marron Sculpté -- Entry barriers -- Innovation and originality -- Spanish shops and Swedish vacuum cleaners -- The enigma of services -- Niches and entry barriers -- The whole truth -- Up the garden path … -- … and onto the production site, though we are now engaged in burlesque -- Oh what a wonderful niche -- Summary -- 7: Cruising Altitude -- Organic growth or acquisition -- Growth by acquisition -- The ends of acquisition -- And some have acquisition thrust upon them -- Revenue growth -- A revenue enhancement matrix -- React Fast -- Leading up to the MBO -- The basic model -- The turnround -- Other developments -- A tale of two matrices -- British and American ways of doing -- Execution and development -- Execution and reputation -- Mittelstand triumphant -- Caravan to boardroom -- Reach -- Niche markets -- Trends -- Internal markets -- SEH and Jackson Civil Engineering -- Summary -- The whole truth -- 8: The Challenge of Inheritance -- Figgjo -- Phase 1 -- Phase 2 -- Developments in the industry -- Phase 3 -- Figgjo and its distributors -- Grieg's business concerto -- Stainless steel and peerless artefacts -- The big putsch -- The long game -- How the East was won -- A rather quirky industry -- Through the ages -- Overview -- A Yorkshire drinks wholesaler -- Across the river and into the trees -- Summary -- A very short story -- 9: Opening the Box -- Everything in the garden -- Variations on a theme -- The garden centre as a competitive business -- A day in the country -- The ballad of the low margin lizard -- Financial dynamics -- Jardin introuvable -- Taxi, taxi! -- Employment status -- What manner of men? -- Show me the money! -- Constraints -- Contracts: then and now -- Corporate accounts -- Technology -- Growing the business -- Summary -- 10: Beyond the Box -- CEO: a new twist -- A vintner's tale -- More than a name -- CEO in action.
Postscript -- The end of the runway -- References -- Index.
Summary: An authoritative guide to understanding and mastering the core issues and competencies involved in entrepreneurial success Where do entrepreneurial opportunities arise? How do successful entrepreneurs exploit trends? What is the role of innovation in entrepreneurship? How do companies get started and become self-sustaining? Based on studies of 80 companies, including 30 Sunday Times Fast Track Companies, and 20 highly successful US entrepreneurial firms, this book answers these and many other key questions about entrepreneurship. This authoritative guide to the world of entrepreneurship offers valuable lessons for MBA students and established entrepreneurs alike. Shows practitioners how success is influenced by factors such as industry dynamics, entry barriers, reconfiguration, and core competencies Delivers practical coverage of an array of key issues, including how to exploit trends, how to foster innovation, how to get additional funding for expansion, and much more Provides expert guidance on how to successfully address each of the factors or core competencies covered An excellent supplement to standard graduate texts on the subject, it breathes new life into standard curriculum topics by presenting them within the context of real-world success stories.
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Intro -- Enterprise in Action: A Guide to Entrepreneurship -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1: Change and Opportunity -- School days -- One Alfred Place -- Crime -- Trucking across the prairie -- Bottoms up -- The flick of a switch -- Summary -- 2: Destination: Core Competence -- Les trentes glorieuses -- Démarche or legitimation -- The chrysanthemum effect -- Manufacturing: the world we have lost? -- Taking up the slack -- You shall not own them -- Going Dutch -- The whole truth -- Summary -- 3: A Natural History of Innovation -- Relativising the product -- Wrapping the product -- Developments in services -- Configuration and beyond -- The next game -- The network carriers -- Beyond deregulation -- Summary -- Postscript -- 4: Shades of Originality -- Originality in action -- New products -- From box to brontosaurus -- Of surfboards and elephant pooh -- The woodman's story -- The application business -- Service origination -- Configuration -- Life is too short to carry an ugly pen -- Alain Rouveure Galleries -- How the war was won -- The trumpets shall sound -- Ploughing a furrow -- In praise of configuration -- Reconfiguration -- Parasol plc -- Review -- 5: Biography and Capability -- To have and have not -- The voyage of the turnip -- School and work -- A feast for life -- Knowing an industry -- A family affair -- Knowing the players -- Fashioning and developing -- Initial challenge -- Reading the market -- A Lincolnshire story -- bKidz -- A destination toy shop -- Special relationships -- Herbal tea and Italian wine -- Who else would they call? -- The feast for life -- Lift-off -- The whole truth -- Summary -- 6: Niche Markets and Entry Barriers -- A royal ride -- The geography of the niche -- Geography and competition -- Taking stock -- Niche companies never die . . . ! -- The gunslinger as dude -- The industrial niche.

Le Marron Sculpté -- Entry barriers -- Innovation and originality -- Spanish shops and Swedish vacuum cleaners -- The enigma of services -- Niches and entry barriers -- The whole truth -- Up the garden path … -- … and onto the production site, though we are now engaged in burlesque -- Oh what a wonderful niche -- Summary -- 7: Cruising Altitude -- Organic growth or acquisition -- Growth by acquisition -- The ends of acquisition -- And some have acquisition thrust upon them -- Revenue growth -- A revenue enhancement matrix -- React Fast -- Leading up to the MBO -- The basic model -- The turnround -- Other developments -- A tale of two matrices -- British and American ways of doing -- Execution and development -- Execution and reputation -- Mittelstand triumphant -- Caravan to boardroom -- Reach -- Niche markets -- Trends -- Internal markets -- SEH and Jackson Civil Engineering -- Summary -- The whole truth -- 8: The Challenge of Inheritance -- Figgjo -- Phase 1 -- Phase 2 -- Developments in the industry -- Phase 3 -- Figgjo and its distributors -- Grieg's business concerto -- Stainless steel and peerless artefacts -- The big putsch -- The long game -- How the East was won -- A rather quirky industry -- Through the ages -- Overview -- A Yorkshire drinks wholesaler -- Across the river and into the trees -- Summary -- A very short story -- 9: Opening the Box -- Everything in the garden -- Variations on a theme -- The garden centre as a competitive business -- A day in the country -- The ballad of the low margin lizard -- Financial dynamics -- Jardin introuvable -- Taxi, taxi! -- Employment status -- What manner of men? -- Show me the money! -- Constraints -- Contracts: then and now -- Corporate accounts -- Technology -- Growing the business -- Summary -- 10: Beyond the Box -- CEO: a new twist -- A vintner's tale -- More than a name -- CEO in action.

Postscript -- The end of the runway -- References -- Index.

An authoritative guide to understanding and mastering the core issues and competencies involved in entrepreneurial success Where do entrepreneurial opportunities arise? How do successful entrepreneurs exploit trends? What is the role of innovation in entrepreneurship? How do companies get started and become self-sustaining? Based on studies of 80 companies, including 30 Sunday Times Fast Track Companies, and 20 highly successful US entrepreneurial firms, this book answers these and many other key questions about entrepreneurship. This authoritative guide to the world of entrepreneurship offers valuable lessons for MBA students and established entrepreneurs alike. Shows practitioners how success is influenced by factors such as industry dynamics, entry barriers, reconfiguration, and core competencies Delivers practical coverage of an array of key issues, including how to exploit trends, how to foster innovation, how to get additional funding for expansion, and much more Provides expert guidance on how to successfully address each of the factors or core competencies covered An excellent supplement to standard graduate texts on the subject, it breathes new life into standard curriculum topics by presenting them within the context of real-world success stories.

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