Why Didn’t I Think of That? A Classroom Exercise for Developing Entrepreneurial Thinking

Entrepreneurs tend to think differently, juggling different thinking styles more easily than others.  They are comfortable with both linear and non-linear thinking, and both causal and Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Author: Dan Holland

How Much Are Your Trade Secrets Worth? Here's How to Figure It Out

Intellectual property -- a legal concept that refers to the product or fruits of human creativity for which exclusive rights are recognized -- is often critical to the success of both product- and Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: James Hoffman , Bradley Ewing and Mark A. Thompson

Meet Your New Marketing Team: the Regulators

While many might argue compellingly that regulation protects the public, regulated industries have often complained that it stifles innovation. In industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to banking Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Authors: Yasuhiro (Yasu) Yamakawa , Reiko Kishida , David Deeds and Bill Schulze

How 'Job Creators' Think

Much has been said about the importance of “job creators,” mainly small and medium-sized startups and businesses, as engines of economic growth. Far less has been said about the thinking Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Authors: Keith Brigham , Ron Mitchell and Jeff Stambaugh

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

Why a Sociologist Studies Entrepreneurship

When I attend entrepreneurship conferences or give talks at business schools, I’m often asked why an organizational sociologist has an interest in entrepreneurship. I once had a hard time answering Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Howard E. Aldrich

After the Big Idea: Entrepreneurial Success Through High Performance Start-Up Teams

Only a small fraction of entrepreneurial start-ups go on to achieve long-lasting success. Most often, they fail not because of flawed “big ideas” but because of problems executing the big ideas. Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Brian Janz

Hackers, Makers, and Crowd Funding: Lowering the Barriers to Entrepreneurship

Not too long ago, hackers were engineers with a propensity for mischief and anarchy; makers tinkered with hand tools in their basements; and crowdfunding required nothing more than a guitar, a hat Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Howard E. Aldrich

Garrey Carruthers: Governor, Entrepreneur, University President

Garrey Carruthers shares his remarkable journey of going from family farm boy to professor, to governor, to entrepreneur and to dean of business school and then president of New Mexico State Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: James C Wetherbe

Entrepreneurship and Thought Leadership's Shotgun Marriage

As digital technologies continue to fuel the rise of new companies around the world, it's easy to presume that raising money is the startups’ biggest challenge. But a larger and often-overlooked Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Robert Buday