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Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Paul Burns



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Red Globe Press
28 February 2020
Written by a highly regarded expert on entrepreneurship, this bestselling textbook provides an engaging and comprehensive overview of corporate entrepreneurship. Now in its fourth edition and fully revised throughout, this accessible text is structured in four key parts that cover everything a student needs to know about the topic. After an initial consideration of what constitutes corporate entrepreneurship and innovation, the author then guides students through the four pillars of entrepreneurial architecture: culture, structure, leadership and strategy. The third section focusses on the entrepreneurial mind-set, including how to encourage creativity, business ideas and developing concepts. Finally, the book draws attention to corporate venturing, examining venture teams, intrapreneurs, market development and the role of shareholder value.

It is no longer sufficient for businesses to grow simply by cutting costs and taking over competitors. To achieve true success, organisations must avoid an ageing product or service portfolio to bring new, innovative ideas to market. Corporate entrepreneurship is inherently risky and therefore requires a fresh approach to strategy. The approach Paul Burns offers will successfully overcome barriers to launching new ideas, internal challenges of managing creativity and show how to foster an entrepreneurial culture.

This is the go-to textbook for all students studying Corporate Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship or Corporate Venturing at undergraduate, postgraduate or MBA level. The book is also essential reading for courses on Strategic Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
By:   Paul Burns
Imprint:   Red Globe Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   4th ed. 2020
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 193mm, 
ISBN:   9781352008791
ISBN 10:   1352008793
Pages:   465
Publication Date:   28 February 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paul Burns is Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Bedfordshire where he was Dean of the Business School and Pro Vice Chancellor, retiring in 2015. Over a forty year career he has been an academic, accountant and entrepreneur. Previously Professor of Small Business at Cranfield School of Management and Director of 3i European Enterprise Research Centre, he started his career at Warwick University Business School. He has been President of ISBE, Visiting Fellow at Harvard Business School (USA) and Visiting Professor at the Open University Business School (UK). He launched the English Graduate Enterprise Programme and the OU/BBC Small Business Programme. He has authored over 30 books and hundreds of journal articles and research reports. Entrepreneurship and Small Business: Start-up, Growth and Maturity (4th edition; 2016) is the UK's market-leading textbook on entrepreneurship. Other books include New Venture Creation: A framework for entrepreneurial start-ups (2nd edition; 2018) and Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (4th edition; 2020).

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