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Entrepreneurship Reading: Recognizing and Shaping Opportunities
Dejan Djordjevic. Download PDF. A short summary of this paper. Part II, The Practice of Entrepreneurship, focuses on the institution that is the carrier of innovation. It deals with entrepreneurial management in three areas: the existing business; the public-service institution; and the new venture.
What are the policies and practices that enable an institution, whether business or public-service, to be a successful entrepreneur? How does one organize and staff for entrepreneurship? What are the obstacles, the impediments, the traps, the common mistakes? The section concludes with a discussion of individual entrepreneurs, their roles and their decisions. The test of an innovation, after all, lies not its novelty, its scientific content, or its cleverness.
It lies in its success in the marketplace. These three parts are flanked by an Introduction that relates innovation and entrepreneurship to the economy, and by a Conclusion that relates them to society.
Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice. It has a knowledge base, of course, which this book attempts to present in organized fashion. But as in all practices, medicine, for instance, or engineering, knowledge in entrepreneurship is a means to an end. Indeed, what constitutes knowledge in a practice is largely defined by the ends, that is, by the practice.
Hence a book like this should be backed by long years of practice. My work on innovation and entrepreneurship began thirty years ago, in the mid-fifties.
For two years, then, a small group met under my leadership at the Graduate Business School of New York University every week for a long evening's seminar on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The group included people who were just launching their own new ventures, most of them successfully. It included mid-career executives from a wide variety of established, mostly large organizations: two big hospitals; IBM and General Electric; one or two major banks; a brokerage house; magazine and book publishers; pharmaceuticals; a worldwide charitable organization; the Catholic Archdiocese of New York and the Presbyterian Church; and so on.
The concepts and ideas developed in this seminar were tested by its members week by week during those two years in their own work viii Preface and their own institutions. Since then they have been tested, validated, refined, and revised in more than twenty years of my own consulting work. Again, a wide variety of institutions has been involved. Some were businesses, including high-tech ones such as pharmaceuticals and computer companies; "no-tech" ones such as casualty insurance companies; "world-class" banks, both American and European; one-man startup ventures; regional wholesalers of building products; and Japanese multinationals.
But a host of "nonbusinesses" also were included: several major labor unions; major community organizations such as the Girl Scouts of the U. Because this book distills years of observation, study, and practice, I was able to use actual "mini-cases," examples and illustrations both of the right and the wrong policies and practices. Wherever the name of an institution is mentioned in the text, it has either never been a client of mine e.
Otherwise organizations with whom I have worked remain anonymous, as has been my practice in all my management books. But the cases themselves report actual events and deal with actual enterprises. Only in the last few years have writers on management begun to pay much attention to innovation and entrepreneurship. I have been discussing aspects of both in all my management books for decades. Yet this is the first work that attempts to present the subject in its entirety and in systematic form.
This is surely a first book on a major topic rather than the last word-but I do hope it will be accepted as a seminal work. Claremont, CaliforniaChristmas ix 1 Introduction:The Entrepreneurial Economy I Since the mid-seventies, such slogans as "the no-growth economy," the "deindustrialization of America," and a long-term "Kondratieff stagnation of the economy" have become popular and are invoked as if axioms.
Yet the facts and figures belie every one of these slogans. What is happening in the United States is something quite different: a profound shift from a "managerial" to an "entrepreneurial" economy. In the two decades to , the number of Americans over sixteen thereby counted as being in the work force under the conventions of American statistics grew by two-fifths, from to million.
But the number of Americans in paid jobs grew in the same period by one-half, from 71 to million. The labor force growth was fastest in the second decade of that period, the decade from to , when total jobs in the American economy grew by a full 24 million. In no other peacetime period has the United States created as many new jobs, whether measured in percentages or in absolute numbers. And yet the ten years that began with the "oil shock" in the late fall of were years of extreme turbulence, of "energy crises," of the near-collapse of the "smokestack" industries, and of two sizable recessions.
The American development is unique. Nothing like it has happened yet in any other country. Western Europe during the period to actually lost jobs, 3 to 4 million of them. In , western Europe still had 20 million more jobs than the United States; in , it had almost 10 million less. Even Japan did far less well in job creation than the United States.
During the twelve years from through , jobs in Japan grew by a mere 10 percent, that is, at less than half the U. But America's performance in creating jobs during the seventies and early eighties also ran counter to what every expert had predicted twenty-five years ago. Then most labor force analysts expected the economy, even at its most rapid growth, to be unable to provide jobs for all the boys of the "baby boom" who were going to reach working age in the seventies and early eighties-the first large cohorts of "baby boom" babies having been born in and Actually, the American economy had to absorb twice that number.
For-something nobody even dreamed of in married women began to rush into the labor force in the mid-seventies. The result is that today, in the mid-eighties, every other married woman with young children holds a paid job, whereas only one out of every five did so in And the American economy found jobs for these, too, in many cases far better jobs than women had ever held before.
And yet "everyone knows" that the seventies and early eighties were periods of "no growth," of stagnation and decline, of a "deindustrializing America," because everyone still focuses on what were the growth areas in the twenty-five years after World War II, the years that came to an end around In those earlier years, America's economic dynamics centered in institutions that were already big and were getting bigger: the Fortune , that is, the country's largest businesses; governments, whether federal, state, or local; the large and super-large universities; the large consolidated high school with its six thousand or more students; and the large and growing hospital.
These institutions created practically all the new jobs provided in the American economy in the quarter century after World War II. And in every recession during this period, job loss and unemployment occurred predominantly in small institutions and, of course, mainly in small businesses.
But since the late s, job creation and job growth in the United States have shifted to a new sector. The old job creators have actually lost jobs in these last twenty years. Permanent jobs not counting recession unemployment in the Fortune have been shrinking steadily year by year since around , at first slowly, but since or at a pretty fast clip. By , the Fortune had lost permanently at least 4 to 6 million jobs.
And governments in America, too, now employ fewer people than they did ten or fifteen years ago, if only because the number of schoolteachers has been falling as school enrollment dropped in the wake of the "baby bust" of the early sixties. Universities grew until ; since then, employment there has been declining.
And in the early eighties, even hospital employment stopped increasing. In other words, we have not in fact created 35 million new jobs; we have created 40 million or more, since we had to offset a permanent job shrinkage of at least 5 million jobs in the traditional employing institutions. And all these new jobs must have been created by small and medium-sized institutions, most of them small and medium-sized businesses, and a great many of them, if not the majority, new businesses that did not even exist twenty years ago.
According to The Economist, , new businesses are being started in the United States every year now-about seven times as many as were started in each of the boom years of the fifties and sixties. II "Ah," everybody will say immediately, "high tech.
Of the 40 million-plus jobs created since in the economy, high technology did not contribute more than 5 or 6 million. High tech thus contributed no more than "smokestack" lost. All the additional jobs in the economy were generated elsewhere. And only one or two out of every hundred new businesses-a total of ten thousand a year-are remotely "high-tech," even in the loosest sense of the term. We are indeed in the early stages of a major technological transformation, one that is far more sweeping than the most ecstatic of the "futurologists" yet realize, greater even than Megatrends or Future Shock.
Three hundred years of technology came to an end after World War II. During those three centuries the model for technology was a mechanical one: the events that go on inside a star such as the sun. They ended when we replicated in the nuclear explosion the events inside a star. For these three centuries advance in technology meant-as it does in mechanical processes-more speed, higher temperatures, higher pressures. Since the end of World War II, however, the model of technology has become the biological process, the events inside an organism.
And in an organism, processes are not organized around energy in the physicist's meaning of the term. They are organized around information. There is no doubt that high tech, whether in the form of computers or telecommunication, robots on the factory floor or office automation, biogenetics or bioengineering, is of immeasurable qualitative importance.
High tech provides the excitement and the headlines. It creates the vision for entrepreneurship and innovation in the community, and the receptivity for them. The willingness of young, highly trained people to go to work for small and unknown employers rather than for the giant bank or the worldwide electrical equipment maker is surely rooted in the mystique of "high tech"-even though the overwhelming majority of these young people work for employers whose technology is prosaic and mundane.
High tech also probably stimulated the astonishing transformation of the American capital market from near-absence of venture capital as recently as the mid-sixties to near-surplus in the mid-eighties. High tech is thus what the logicians used to call the ratio cognoscendi, the reason why we perceive and understand a phenomenon rather than the explanation of its emergence and the cause of its existence.
Quantitatively, as has already been said, high tech is quite small still, accounting for not much more than one-eighth of the new jobs. Nor will it become much more important in terms of new jobs within the near future. Between now and the year , no more than onesixth of the jobs we can expect to create in the American economy will be high-tech jobs in all likelihood. In fact, if high tech were, as most people think, the entrepreneurial sector of the U.
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Core Curriculum in Entrepreneurship is a series of Readings that cover fundamental concepts in Entrepreneurship. Readings include Interactive Illustrations which help readers master complex concepts quickly. For classroom use in higher education, this Reading is accompanied by a Teaching Note, test bank, and exhibit slides. Having an idea is just the first step in an entrepreneurial journey. Turning that idea into a compelling opportunity requires analytical capabilities, passion, and determination.
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The global perspectives brought together in the HBS immersive learning environment drive a constant flow of dynamic ideas, leading to true change and lasting impact. In addition, the Rock Center supports faculty research , fellowships , symposia, conferences and alumni programming like the Rock , a worldwide exclusive HBS network for founders of early stage, high impact ventures. There are two tracks for HBS students to participate in: the Business Track for ventures with economic returns that drive substantial market value, and the Social Enterprise Track for ventures that drive social change using nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid models. There is also a New Venture Competition Alumni Track which serves as a launch pad for innovative new ventures from HBS alumni, providing access and exposure to potential investors, mentors, and advisors. HBS students take a variety of entrepreneurship courses throughout both the Required Curriculum and Elective Curriculum. There are 35 faculty members in the Entrepreneurial Management unit, one of the largest teaching units. First year RC students can participate in Startup Bootcamp , an immersion program where you join a team and work alongside students as you learn how to launch a new venture.
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