Articles-Start-Ups and Small Business

Review articles on Start-ups and Small business

Articles—Start-Ups and Small Business

Start-Ups and Small Business Articles
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A Test for the Fainthearted
Walter Kuemmerle
Harvard Business Review
May 2002
Pages 122-127
This is a pragmatic approach looking at current personal skills to start and grow a company—don't look for any great insights, but offers a useful check-list.
Center For Family Business (American Family Business Survey)
Arthur Andersen/Mass Mutual Survey
1997
This survey makes interesting reading. By exploring the governance issues in small, privately held companies, it highlights several of the reasons that such firms cannot respond to change, are often under-capitalized and fail to plan for succession until it is too late. It is sobering reading for owners and good fodder for the LBO firms looking for opportunities.
E-Commerce Entrepreneurship: Emerging Practices, Key Challenges and Future Directions
Lisa K. Gundry and Jill Kickul
Coleman Council for Entrepreneurship Education
Paper Prepared for the CEAE Coleman Foundation, March 2001
DePaul University
Pages 1-41
This is a survey of innovation in e-commerce. This article was written at the time of the dot com bubble. It will be interesting to see how much of this paper remains relevant as the fallout brings some rationale to the e-business world.
Entrepreneurs (Students are Now Encouraged to Run Start-Up Enterprises)
Matthew Granade
Harvard Business School
NYT educational supplement , Fall 2001
Business schools establish "clinical" venture programs for students contemplating starting their own company. (See Garber Venture Capital Fund on this site).
Entrepreneurs Thriving on Peer Feedback
Diane Weaver Duanne
Hartford Business Journal
May 13, 2002
Volume 26, Number 26
This is a reminder that networking is important when starting a new venture.
Entrepreneurship: the Past, the Present, the Future
Arnold C. Cooper, Louis A. Well
Coleman Council for Entrepreneurship Education
Paper Prepared for the CEAE Coleman Foundation, March 2001
Purdue University
Pages 1-20
This paper is an overview of entrepreneurship education. There is little new here, but if readers wish to put programs into a historical context, this article will help.
Innovations in Entrepreneurship Education (Strategy and Tactics for Joining the Ranks of Innovative Entrepreneurship Programs in Higher Education)
Patrick Sandercock
Coleman Council for Entrepreneurship Education
Paper Prepared for the CEAE Coleman Foundation, March 2001
Department of Management
DePaul University
Pages 1-25
This paper reviews trends in entrepreneurship education. The focus is primarily on start-ups and relates the current trends to clinical teaching environments.
Moving Toward a New Kind of University of Entrepreneurs
Kathleen Allen
Coleman Council for Entrepreneurship Education
Paper Prepared for the CEAE Coleman Foundation, March 2001
University of Southern California
Pages 1-20
This paper describes a distance learning environment for entrepreneurial education. While teaching entrepreneurship is best done in a clinical environment, it remains to be seen whether e-learning can be effective in this field.
The Impact of Mobile Commerce on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Michael Stoica
Coleman Council for Entrepreneurship Education
Paper Prepared for the CEAE Coleman Foundation, March 2001
Washburn University
Pages 1-72
This paper was written to stimulate thinking on the innovations that may be triggered by the emergence of so-called m-commerce and how these might be applied in an educational environment. It is of limited interest except for those who might want to ride the possible next technical/market bubble.
The Psychology of Leadership Decisions
Harry Levinson
The Arthur Andersen Center for Family Business
University of Connecticut Web site.
Dr. Levinson's research throws interesting light on why companies fail from a viewpoint of the psychological background of the key decision makers. Although the findings are primarily interpreted within the context of family businesses, one is led to conjecture, after the recent breakdowns in governance witnessed in larger firms and their advisors, on the mental state of some of the exposed senior executives. (See the other article listed by Dr. Levinson)
The Science and Practice of New Business Ventures: Wealth Creation and Prosperity through Entrepreneurship Growth and Renewal
John Sibley Butler
University of Texas at Austin
Pages 2-30
A two-part paper; part I provides an excellent thought provoking historical socio-economic view of entrepreneurship. Part II describes programs instituted in Austin, their problems and successes. Overall it is an interesting mix of history and clinical practice.
Unfinished Business (Entrepreneurship) of the 20th Century
Karl H. Vesper
Coleman Council for Entrepreneurship Education
USABE Address, January 1998
Paper Prepared for the CEAE Coleman Foundation, March 2001
University of Washington Pages 1-22
A rambling, chatty article that touches on many themes in entrepreneurship, this is suitable for an eclectic read but does not lead to definitive conclusions. The article remains unfinished too.
Why Entrepreneurship has Won!
Howard H. Stevenson
Harvard University
Pages 1-21
This is a review of the emergence of entrepreneurism as a rigorous and valuable set of management skills that are in high demand in the new global economy.
Women Entrepreneurs in the New Millennium: Recent Progress and Future Directions for Research, Entrepreneurship Development and Teaching
Lisa K. Gundry and Miriam Ben-Yoseph
Coleman Council for Entrepreneurship Education
Paper Prepared for the CEAE Coleman Foundation, March 2001
DePaul University
Pages 1-36
This is a review article covering issues that are particularly relevant to women in start-ups.

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