'Big Family:' Relatives Outside the Family Business Can Help It Thrive

Words like “non-active” or “passive” are misnomers for family business members that work elsewhere. On the contrary, these “satellite” family members are quite active and beneficial to Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: Mat Hughes

'Home Field Advantage' Works in Business as well as Baseball

Entrepreneurs with great ideas often feel they must pull up stakes and move to a region that is known as a hub for their specific industry.  But research that we published in 2012 suggests that Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Olav Sorenson and Michael S. Dahl

How Crisis Spurred Healthcare Innovation in Cuba

Health care is a hotly debated topic in the US -- how it's delivered, whether the government or employers pay for it, how research on promising new drugs is funded and other issues. "Innovation" is Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Author: Eapen Chacko

Trust But Verify: How Startups Can Build Healthy Strategic Alliances

Outsourcing is growing trend for startups. Since new ventures often lack resources, they can augment their capabilities by working with other companies -- often much less expensive than hiring staff Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: John Friar , Kimberly Eddleston , Tucker Marion and David Deeds

Ann Winblad, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

  In a candid interview with EIX's David Deeds, Ann Winblad, co-founder and managing director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, shares her war stories -- including her earliest entrepreneurial Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: David Deeds

Versare, Inc. - The Accidental Fax

Versare, which makes portable walls, fold-down beds, and similar products for businesses and institutions, is an entrepreneurial venture in crisis. They have received a fax from a distributor that Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Author: David Deeds