Graduate Entrepreneurship

How to Start Your Business After University

Author: Michael Tefula

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137493186

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Ever thought about starting your own business but didn't know where to begin? This book will take you through the key steps of entrepreneurship, including developing a suitable mindset; generating business ideas; and cultivating crucial skills such as marketing, sales and strategy.

The Graduate Career Guidebook

Advice for Students and Graduates on Careers Options, Jobs, Volunteering, Applications, Interviews and Self-employment

Author: Steve Rook

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230391745

Category: Education

Page: 256

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At last, a practical, positive approach to finding the perfect job – ideal for any student or graduate. In The Graduate Career Guidebook, Steve Rook explains how to find your dream role, regardless of whether you have a career in mind or no idea what you want to do after university. His inspiring approach divides the career journey into manageable steps and helps you navigate each stage, from deciding what you want, to gaining work experience, networking effectively, conducting a job hunt, writing a knock out CV, impressing at interview and getting the job. The text will guide you through the career planning process so you can find a successful and fulfilling future. It includes: • Guidance-based exercises to help you reflect on your personal strengths and find opportunities that are a great match • Useful and inspirational case studies from students, graduates and employers • Sections on entrepreneurship and starting your own business Like your own personal career coach, Steve will motivate you to think broadly and creatively about your opportunities and his expert advice will help you make your dream a reality.

How to Get a First

Insights and Advice from a First-class Graduate

Author: Michael Tefula

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137026057

Category: Education

Page: 120

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'Thank you for picking up my book. My name is Michael and I hope that you will join me on a journey of inspiration, motivation and academic success. Getting a first is not as daunting as it seems, yet many students don't even bother trying. I hope this book will change that. A first-class degree is now, more than ever, one of the best ways of getting the most value out of university and enhancing your career prospects. So what are you waiting for?' Get the most value out of your degree with this authentic guide from a recent first-class graduate. In this book, you will find: • realistic guidance on how to achieve your academic best without missing out on the social aspects of the university experience • a solid framework and practical tips to attain better marks • strategies to immediately improve confidence and study technique • knowledge about the growth mindset and how to reach your true potential With a combination of personal experience, scientific research and motivational anecdotes from other students, you'll get a comprehensive guide to the key elements of academic success.

Transformative Entrepreneurs

How Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Muhammad Yunus, and Other Innovators Succeeded

Author: Jeffrey A. Harris

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1137000260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Entrepreneurs are the key to any successful new business. But having a good idea is not enough . . . too many good ideas fail at the execution level. Meticulously researched with fresh insights into the entrepreneurial process, Transformative Entrepreneurs provides a fascinating perspective on those enterprises and entrepreneurs that have changed the landscape of society, and highlights the challenges and excitement of launching new innovative businesses. Jeff Harris brings in-depth perceptions from his nearly thirty years of venture capital experience to provide a thorough understanding of the transformative ideas and leadership abilities that separate the winners and losers. From Fred Smith's Federal Express to Hugh Hefner's Playboy, and Ted Turner's CNN to Herb Kelleher's Southwest Airlines, the pioneering business models and execution skills of the founders come to life providing an inspirational lens for those chasing the dream.

Digital Stractics

How Strategy Met Tactics and Killed the Strategic Plan

Author: Chris Outram

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137574836

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Three year strategy horizons are meaningless in a digital world where the environment changes every day – your strategy needs to become tactical and changes in tactics need to instantly feed changes in strategy. You need Stractics.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Author: Paul Burns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1137430346

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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In this holistic and practical introduction to Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Paul Burns takes a life-cycle view of a business, arming students with a comprehensive understanding of the many stages and forms of entrepreneurship. The book unpicks exactly what makes an entrepreneur, what motivates them, how they manage and lead, and how their characteristics help shape the businesses they run. What's new for this edition? - Updated international case studies from entrepreneurs and small businesses, ranging from Oman to Australia (see list below for more details) - First-hand, detailed stories from real-life entrepreneurs in brand new Meet the Entrepreneur video case studies - Exploration of the growing importance of social and civic enterprise and hot topics such as effectuation and lean entrepreneurship - Rich multimedia content in the form of additional teaching and learning resources on the companion website This market-leading book offers a truly global selection of case studies: - 97 cases from across Europe - 22 cases from the U.S. - 9 cases from Far Asia - 7 cases from the Middle East - 6 cases from Southern Asia - 6 cases from Australia

Shaping Entrepreneurial Mindsets

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Leadership Development

Author: Jordi Canals

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137516674

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

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Corporate innovation and entrepreneurship are more important than ever to create and sustain growth opportunities. This book deals with the challenge of how to speed up innovation and entrepreneurial initiatives to sustain corporate growth, by focusing on developing the necessary leadership competencies.

Entrepreneurship in Finance

Successfully Launching and Managing a Hedge Fund in Asia

Author: Henri Arslanian

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319439138

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

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Thinking of launching your own hedge fund? Want to learn more about the different steps involved in setting up and scaling a hedge fund? Want to understand what are the global best practices in order to grow your existing hedge fund and attract institutional investors? This book is the first hands-on publication to set out in concrete and practical terms the various steps and considerations necessary to successfully launch and manage a hedge fund in Asia, with a particular focus on Hong Kong and Singapore. Whilst most other hedge fund books cover the investment side of the hedge fund business, this book specifically provides in-depth insights into the crucial – and often misunderstood – non-investment aspects involved in launching a hedge fund business. It places particular focus on the legal, regulatory, fund structuring, tax, governance, capital raising, fund terms, budgeting, talent, office space, technology, operational and service provider selection considerations, from the pre-launch phase to the expansion and institutionalisation of the business. It is written for: any individual or team aiming to launch a hedge fund and seeking practical and experienced guidance; any existing hedge fund manager looking to grow and attract institutional-quality capital and investors; any fund manager or other industry participant globally intending to set up a presence in Asia any academic looking to learn more about the practical aspects of the hedge fund industry any student hoping to discover more about the hedge fund industry as a career choice.

The Palgrave Handbook of Age Diversity and Work

Author: Emma Parry,Jean McCarthy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137467819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 767

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This Handbook incorporates a variety of disciplines and approaches in order to provide a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the issues that result from increasing age diversity at work. Despite interest in this area exploding over the past few years amongst academics, practitioners and policy makers, the analysis of age diversity has remained primarily within disciplinary ‘silos’ such as Psychology or Sociology with a focus on ageing or generational differences, rather than a combination of approaches to understanding age diversity. Unique in its coverage of multiple perspectives, it considers not only generational and ageing perspectives to age diversity, but also highlights the importance of context in driving both the impact and response to this issue. The Palgrave Handbook of Age Diversity and Work includes contributions from leading scholars in age and generational diversity from across the world, discussing cutting-edge research findings about the nature and impact of age diversity and presenting approaches to managing this phenomenon.

New Venture Creation

A Framework for Entrepreneurial Start-Ups

Author: Paul Burns

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1352000512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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A core textbook for creating a successful business plan which looks at everything a budding entrepreneur needs to consider to have the best chance of launching a successful new venture. It is a very practical text and progressively builds a roadmap towards the creation of an effective business plan.

Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation

Author: Patrick Dunleavy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802087

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.

Social Media for Your Student and Graduate Job Search

Author: Marielle Kelly

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137472383

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Most companies now use social media when recruiting new hires. Full of practical exercises and guidance, this book shows you how to create great profiles, connect with people, research career options, and use social media to create stand-out applications.

Digital Kenya

An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making

Author: Bitange Ndemo,Tim Weiss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137578785

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 509

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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Presenting rigorous and original research, this volume offers key insights into the historical, cultural, social, economic and political forces at play in the creation of world-class ICT innovations in Kenya. Following the arrival of fiber-optic cables in 2009, Digital Kenya examines why the initial entrepreneurial spirit and digital revolution has begun to falter despite support from motivated entrepreneurs, international investors, policy experts and others. Written by engaged scholars and professionals in the field, the book offers 15 eye-opening chapters and 14 one-on-one conversations with entrepreneurs and investors to ask why establishing ICT start-ups on a continental and global scale remains a challenge on the “Silicon Savannah”. The authors present evidence-based recommendations to help Kenya to continue producing globally impactful ICT innovations that improve the lives of those still waiting on the side-lines, and to inspire other nations to do the same.

Entrepreneurial Cognition

Exploring the Mindset of Entrepreneurs

Author: Dean A. Shepherd,Holger Patzelt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319717820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

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This open access book investigates the inter-relationship between the mind and a potential opportunity to explore the psychology of entrepreneurship. Building on recent research, this book offers a broad scope investigation of the different aspects of what goes on in the mind of the (potential) entrepreneur as he or she considers the pursuit of a potential opportunity, the creation of a new organization, and/or the selection of an entrepreneurial career. This book focuses on individuals as the level of analysis and explores the impact of the organization and the environment only inasmuch as they impact the individual’s cognitions. Readers will learn why some individuals and managers are able to able to identify and successfully act upon opportunities in uncertain environments while others are not. This book applies a cognitive lens to understand individuals’ knowledge, motivation, attention, identity, and emotions in the entrepreneurial process.

Social Entrepreneurship in the Middle East

Author: Dima Jamali,Alessandro Lanteri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137509953

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

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This two-volume book unveils trends, strengths, weaknesses and overall dynamics and implications of social entrepreneurship in the Middle East region, whilst identifying both opportunities and threats facing social entrepreneurship and supplements through a wealth of insights and examples inspired from practice and current applications.

50 Billion Dollar Boss

African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Author: Kathey Porter,Andrea Hoffman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137475021

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

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This book looks at several successful African American women and chronicles their success, obstacles, challenges, and lessons learned. The authors have first person access to each of these women and break down their stories to help other aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of starting or owning their own business.

Entrepreneurial Action

Author: Andrew C. Corbett,Jerome A. Katz

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780529015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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Volume 14 addresses the central issue of entrepreneurial action: while many factors are important to the phenomenon of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship does not happen until someone takes action!

Universities, Employability and Human Development

Author: Melanie Walker,Samuel Fongwa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137584521

Category: Education

Page: 248

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The book makes a significant contribution to critical higher education studies, specifically to graduate employability research and to capabilities and education research. The book moves beyond the simplistic conception of alleged 'gaps' in graduate skills and 'mismatches' between employers and universities, and instead provides an innovative multi-dimensional and intersectional human capabilities conceptualisation of graduate employability. The book challenges an individualised notion of employability, instead locating employability issues in social and economic conditions, and argues that employability choices cannot be divorced from inequality. Qualitative and quantitative data from multiple case-study universities in South Africa are used to explore the perceptions and experiences of diverse students, lecturers, support officers and employers, regarding what each university is doing, or should be doing, to enhance graduate economic opportunities and contribute to inclusive development. The book will be highly relevant to students, scholars and researchers in the fields of education and sociology, particularly those with an interest in graduate employability.

Transformative Entrepreneurs

How Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Muhammad Yunus, and Other Innovators Succeeded

Author: Jeffrey A. Harris

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1137000260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4316

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Entrepreneurs are the key to any successful new business. But having a good idea is not enough . . . too many good ideas fail at the execution level. Meticulously researched with fresh insights into the entrepreneurial process, Transformative Entrepreneurs provides a fascinating perspective on those enterprises and entrepreneurs that have changed the landscape of society, and highlights the challenges and excitement of launching new innovative businesses. Jeff Harris brings in-depth perceptions from his nearly thirty years of venture capital experience to provide a thorough understanding of the transformative ideas and leadership abilities that separate the winners and losers. From Fred Smith's Federal Express to Hugh Hefner's Playboy, and Ted Turner's CNN to Herb Kelleher's Southwest Airlines, the pioneering business models and execution skills of the founders come to life providing an inspirational lens for those chasing the dream.

Understanding Enterprise

Entrepreneurs and Small Business

Author: Simon Bridge,Ken O'Neill

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137584556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

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The emergence of an enterprise culture and entrepreneurial economy has led to the rapid development of theories, policies and practices in the field of entrepreneurship. Understanding Enterprise provides a critical introduction to enterprise in its broadest context, particularly its application to business through entrepreneurship and small business. The book is divided into three distinct parts, which examine traditional approaches to entrepreneurship, new perspectives on the subject, and the success or otherwise of government policy. Key features: - Extensively revised to take into account the latest thinking and research - Reassessment of traditional views and a critique of conventional wisdom - Updated coverage of the impact and failings of comparative government policies - A good balance between theoretical and practical perspectives Understanding Enterprise is an essential companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students of entrepreneurship. Policy makers and practitioners will also benefit from this comprehensive guide.