Corporate Entrepreneurship: Building an Entrepreneurial Organisation

Corporate Entrepreneurship: Building an Entrepreneurial Organisation

by ProfessorPaulBurns (Author)


This book offers an innovative look at the entrepreneurial advantage and how it can be harnessed and replicated within organizations, transforming them into market leaders. It is a UK authored Corporate Entrepreneurship textbook, authored by Paul Burns, Dean of Bedfordshire Business School and author of one of the bestselling core entrepreneurship textbooks. It includes real world case studies and quotations from entrepreneurial managers, strong pedagogy, step-by-step Corporate Entrepreneurship Audit, links to further reading and additional resources, and a companion website which provides additional resources for students and lecturers.The secret to sustainable competitive advantage for large organizations in the changing business environment is not simply lowering costs or restructuring for efficiency. Companies need to be adaptable, flexible, speedy, creative, innovative and opportunistic. In short, they need to act in an entrepreneurial manner.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Published: 01 Feb 2008

ISBN 10: 0230542638
ISBN 13: 9780230542631

Author Bio
PAUL BURNS is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Dean of the University of Luton Business School, UK. He has previously held posts as Professor of Small Business Development at Cranfield School of Management, UK, having joined it from Warwick University Business School, UK. He also formerly served as Director of the 3i European Enterprise Research Centre, researching small firms across Europe. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Business School, USA, and a Visiting Professor at the Open University Business School, UK, where he developed the multi-media Small Business Programme which was screened on BBC2. He is Fellow and a former President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). He is a chartered accountant, having worked for Arthur Andersen in London. For four years, he ran his own firm, Design for Learning Ltd.