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Entrepreneurship a Process Perspective_chapter01 - Download as PDF File .pdf ), Entrepreneurship: A Process Perspective, 2nd Edition Robert A. Baron and. Describe the process perspective on entrepreneurship, and list the major phases of this process. Explain why entrepreneurship can be viewed as arising out of. PDF | We review and analyze previous literature on succession in family firms from an entrepreneurial process perspective. Through a three-step cluster.
Is it self-employment Reynolds et al. In contrast, we propose that country-level entrepreneurship should be treated as a systemic phenomenon similar to the way the literature on National Systems of Innovation NSI treats country-level innovation, institutions, and policies.
A key message of NSI was that the structure rather than individual processes ultimately determines the innovation productivity of nations Nelson We make three contributions to the literature about the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic growth. First, we review and develop the literature about the relationship between entrepreneurial activity, institutions, and economic growth.
One stream has highlighted the crucial role of institutions e. Acemoglu et al. On the other hand, some analysts have sought to associate entrepreneurial activity with economic growth see Parker , but the underlying mechanisms have rarely been spelt out and there is as yet limited convincing empirical evidence of the relationship Carree and Thurik ; van Praag and Versloot ; Acs and Sanders We consider whether entrepreneurship and institutions in combination in an ecosystem can improve the explanation provided by an aggregate production function analysis of cross-country differences in economic growth.
Further, we suggest a mechanism whereby greater rates of entrepreneurship in the context of inclusive institutions might raise economic growth. We return to the notion of the entrepreneur as the coordinator of the production process, bringing together labor, capital, and technology to produce output. As Solow understood, there is an important distinction between replicating existing economic activities in which case growth relies solely on the supply of inputs, and changing the production function which links inputs to output, which generates technical change, raising levels of aggregate productivity Lafuente et al.
The entrepreneur achieves this by introducing new forms of technology to the production process, but if the rewards to such innovations depend on the institutional arrangements, increased entrepreneurial activity will only raise growth if the institutional environment is benign.
We propose a construct which seeks to encapsulate the joint ecosystem of entrepreneurial activity and institutions and which influences the process of economic growth independently from the traditional factor inputs. Our final contribution is empirical. We use a panel fixed effects model Islam to test the hypothesis that a NSE as measured by the GEI is positively associated with economic growth. We find support for the role of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in economic growth but only a marginal role for the entrepreneur or institutions acting independently.
Technological change is the product of endeavor, especially in the fields of science and engineering. The literature has sought to explain the mechanism enabling the transition from inventions to economic applications which raise total factor productivity Aghion The process is not automatic; in practice, many inventions have never been commercialized, and many economies have been for long periods stagnant Acemoglu and Robinson We argue that this prolonged absence of convincing and unambiguous results on this mechanism of transition arises because the modeling fails to take sufficient account of potential complementarities and bottlenecks in the relationship between institutions and entrepreneurship.
In an early attempt to address this problem, Leibenstein pointed out that the standard theory of competition gives the impression that there is no need for entrepreneurs. If all inputs and outputs are marketed and their prices are known, and if there is a production function that relates inputs to outputs, then we can always predict the returns for any activity that transforms inputs into outputs.
But, one to one correspondence between sets of inputs and outputs is a very strong assumption see also March and Simon There are many reasons why that correspondence is broken.
Contracts for labor are incomplete, the production function is not completely specified or known, and not all factors of production are marketed Stiglitz Returning to the question of the Solow residual, we are left with the issue of what constitutes growth-generating technical change. What is it that should be pushed—increasing returns, labor skills, new innovations, optimal use of resources, better organization, or what?
The first is to include the stock of human capital in the production function for a cross section of countries. The switch from a time series for one country as in Solow to a cross section has certain advantages. It allows us to look at different levels of development. Barro in a series of studies for almost countries for the period — found that the growth rate of real per capita GDP was positively related to initial human capital, proxied by school enrolment rates, and negatively related to the initial level of real per capita GDP, suggesting convergence in growth rates.
The more recent advance—endogenous growth theory—has been based on the emergence of research and development focused models of growth in the seminal papers of Romer and Aghion and Howitt This class of models explicitly aims to explain the role of technological progress in the growth process. These are two-sector-models, in which the stock of ideas is an input in the knowledge production function and the variety of ideas creates value Romer Jones and Romer bring these points together arguing that progress in growth theory resulted from a tractable description of production possibilities based on a production function and a small list of inputs.
Modern growth theory has added ideas, institutions, population, and human capital. Physical capital has been pushed to the periphery. Summarizing the stylized facts, they list the following: Increased flows of goods, ideas, finance, and people—via globalization and urbanization—have increased the extent of the market for all workers and consumers.
The variations in rate of growth of per capita GDP increase with the distance from the technological frontier convergence. Large income and TFP differences persist. Differences in measured inputs explain less than half of the enormous cross-country differences in per capita GDP. Poor countries are poor not only because they have less physical and human capital but also because they use their inputs much less efficiently. What exactly are institutions? In consequence they structure incentives in human exchange, whether political, social or economic.
With solid theory and relevant examples, this thorough resource covers the entire process of building a business. Seasoned instructors and entrepreneurial authorities, Professors Baron and Shane deliver a practical, applied process approach with a multidisciplinary perspective, drawing on knowledge from the studies of economics, psychology, and other areas.
The book begins with recognizing opportunity and building a team, and then moves through assembling finances, the business plan, legal issues, marketing, growth, and exit strategies.
Rather than getting bogged down in excessive discussions of theory, Baron and Shane use real-world examples to illustrate how students can apply chapter concepts to their own business ventures. Thoroughly updated and revised based on student and professor feedback, the second edition adds a chapter on legal issues specific to entrepreneurs--including intellectual property considerations--and an appendix on key accounting principles entrepreneurs should know.
A new chapter on growth strategies for new ventures is coupled with a chapter on managing new ventures for growth. In addition, new boxed features shed light on common myths and misperceptions about entrepreneurship. The book is also packed with hands-on applications--including a case written specifically for each chapter--giving students experience putting text concepts into real-world action.
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It does not have to be a new product or service. By implication. A man who has often forgotten the numbers needed to open combination locks comes up with a new idea: He enters the idea which he previously patented in a contest for new inventions.
A university scientist engaged in basic research on the biochemistry of life. In fact. In contrast. Universal Press Syndicate. The new commercial application can take many different forms. We doubt. In sum. This activity. As shown in Figure 1. Even though his research does add appreciably to human knowledge. September 4. Whether it does or not. Professor Giaever found that cancer cells and normal cells differ in this respect.
Ivar Giaever. In essence. As shown here. A Note on Intrapreneurship Before turning to other topics. One of the most interesting. Individuals who act like entrepreneurs inside a company are often described as being intrapreneurs—people who create something new. In other words. In the second phase. Other additions to the framework have been offered as well. SBA January On the Rise As shown here.
August Consider the following facts: Each year. Even though the number of new businesses started each year has increased steadily. Vast fortunes were certainly amassed by entrepreneurs of the past such as John D. Andrew Carnegie. Adapted from Entrepreneur Magazine. Because franchising is one means for individuals to become entrepreneurs or.
Many people who want Figure 1. And taken together. In recent years. What factors are responsible for this trend? Many appear to be playing a role.
In an age when political and military heroes are few and far between. They wanted a secure job with steady increments in salary. This trend is stronger in the United States than elsewhere. As a result. As you can see.
Pierre Omidyar site. The Field of Entrepreneurship: Foundations in Other Disciplines Nothing. In the past. Shown here are famous entrepreneurs of the past and present— Pierre Omidyar. It is just one small step from such feelings to the conclusion. These elements.
From an economic point of view. In a similar manner. All of these elements play a role in entrepreneurship. From a technological point of view.
Consider the rapid growth of one successful high-tech company: Are some of these disciplines more useful than others in our efforts to understand entrepreneurship as a process? But now consider the following question: Could Expedia. For this reason. Is either view more accurate or more useful than the other? Absolutely not. Copyright Expedia. We believe that full understanding of entrepreneurship can only be gained through careful consideration of both perspectives. All rights reserved. Baron thinks about them.
These experiences were. This issue has sometimes been debated in the context of a distinction found in several other branches of management: This awareness was one factor that created the opportunity Expedia. They Should Do: What Entrepreneurs Do Versus What. But we can offer advice for actions and procedures that will help tip the balance in your favor as an entrepreneur.
In short. So no. Professor Baron did not perform these activities when he started his own companies. In the pages that follow. We mention these personal experiences here because they illustrate what we think is the real and lasting value of this book—one reason you may want to keep it on your bookshelf in the years ahead. So please read on. From choosing a partner not well! This book will do more than describe what entrepreneurs do common practice. What is new is the combination and the recognition of links or connections between the various elements of which the ideas are composed.
Similar argument holds for recognizing opportunities.. To take a striking example from history. For instance.. Alexander Graham Bell did not invent the telephone out of sheer creative genius. The view that entrepreneurship is a process rather than a single event is certainly not new or unique to this text.
The entrepreneurial process often begins when one or more individuals recognize an opportunity—the potential to create something new new products or services. We will examine the emergence of opportunities in Chapter 2 and the cognitive roots of entrepreneurship in Chapter 3.
Bill and Cheryl Brown noticed. The opportunities themselves often emerge from changes in economic. This will be a guiding theme for the remainder of this book. When entrepreneurs notice links or connections between these changes i. It is at this stage. The Second Time Around. Millions of people in the United States who need help planning their second or third wedding.
The company they founded. Individual entrepreneurs must choose Courtesy. Even though these trends and changes may seem.
We cover both of these aspects of building growth in Chapters 12 and At that point. Deciding to start a business is one thing. Harvesting the Rewards: As Shane. The issues involved in actually launching a new venture will be covered in Chapters 8— Launching a New Venture: Once the required resources are assembled.
Gathering these resources is one of the most crucial phases of the entrepreneurial process. The idea for Second Time Around was suggested by this emergent pattern. Assembly of required resources will be covered in Chapters 4—8.
Building Success and Managing Growth: Although moving from an idea to an actual. Having an idea for a new product or service or recognizing an opportunity is only. Doing so involves a wide range of actions and decisions: If they were not.
As you can Copyright Thomson Learning. So from this angle. Such a view ignores the fact that entrepreneurs face an everchanging array of tasks and challenges.
How well entrepreneurs perform these activities is often more central to their success than their personal characteristics or background—although. For example.. One possibility is that whether entrepreneurs are more or less risk-prone than other people depends on which phase of the entrepreneurial process we are considering.
But later on. But the activities just described do tend to unfold over time in an orderly sequence. In studying the entrepreneurial process. Levels of Analysis: Micro Versus Macro Revisited Until recently. One additional comment: We do not mean to imply here that entrepreneurship can be readily divided into neat and easily distinguished phases. Some Key Phases The entrepreneurial process unfolds over time and moves through a number of different phases.
We believe that at every stage of the entrepreneurial process. But nothing that has to do with people—not even basic aspects of cognition— occurs in a social vacuum. Why do some individuals. Individual-Level Variables skills. Among these studies. Results indicated that those who had previously chosen to become entrepreneurs had higher levels of this male Copyright Thomson Learning.. With respect to individual factors. Events and outcomes during each phase are affected by many individual-level.
How can this be? The authors who propose this idea28 note that genetic factors have been found to play a role in several tendencies and predispositions that have been found. Stay tuned: We could continue because several other factors found to play a role in entrepreneurship are ones that are determined. These factors.
These skills and abilities. Based on suggestions by Nicolaou and Shane. Some enjoy it. This intriguing possibility is just now becoming the focus of careful research. The Development of Various Predispositions Characteristics. Further evidence suggested that this difference stemmed from a greater tendency toward risk on the part of the entrepreneurs. There is no suggestion here that genetic factors directly lead individuals to become entrepreneurs.
One mechanism through which genetics may exert such effects is indirect in nature. Entrepreneurs show greater persistence than most people in overcoming obstacles and in engaging in the same activity for long periods of time. During his acceptance speech. In just a few sentences. We view these remarks as highly insightful. We could continue with other examples. Taking note of this fact. But to recognize it.
Chatter made the following remarks: Success comes from many sources. To keep them around. Chatter captured another key theme in entrepreneurship—and this book. Chatter pointed out. Societal-level factors.
Mukesh Chatter. They succeeded to an amazing degree: Within just three months. Although this approach adds complexity to our discussions of many topics. So clearly. But after that. If those are not the ultimate goals of any text. This is Copyright Thomson Learning.
Individuals who come from certain social and economic backgrounds. Just a few short years later. As you have probably observed yourself.
It is the nexus of valuable opportunities and enterprising individuals that is the essence of entrepreneurship. The key point we wish to make here. At the very heart of entrepreneurship is a nexus connection between opportunities and people see Figure 1.
Emerging Issues and Questions There can be no doubt that entrepreneurs encounter change on a daily basis when starting and running their new ventures.
It is this connection or intersection that starts the process—and sometimes changes the world! Shane suggests that it occurs when individuals willing to assume some risk recognize new business opportunities—and decide to act on them.
The entrepreneurial process cannot be divided into neat and easily distinguished stages. Partly because it draws on several different existing disciplines strategy. In Chapter 2. To provide you with a sense of the breadth this work. They occur in industries that are faster growing or ones in which customer needs are easier to identify or satisfy. New Business Opportunities Entrepreneurship an important point: Opportunities vary greatly in their potential value.
Most incubators are associated with universities. This suggests that they might also serve as the source of ideas for new products.
How Universities Encourage Entrepreneurship Universities are a prime source of new knowledge. Incubators and Science Parks: Helping New Ventures Grow By now.
Has this legislation encouraged patenting by universities. To encourage this process. One such company.
Results are mixed: It is not at all surprising. This and related questions have recently received growing attention from entrepreneurship researchers. Another is through incubators and science parks. The number of such centers in North America is increasing rapidly. A strong need for such services existed. Needless to say. But what is it about entrepreneurs that is crucial? Their motives? Growing evidence suggests that all of these factors are important.
The ones we present here merely illustrate the broad range of diverse and intriguing issues that are currently in the forefront of entrepreneurship research. Entrepreneurs are the active component and must.