Introduction Part 1: The Resource Based Perspective in the Entrepreneurial Course 1. The Environment and Entrepreneurship 2. The Entrepreneurial Culture 3. "Entreprening" Part 2: The Process-Oriented Perspective in Entrepreneurship 4. Creativity in Entrepreneurship 5. Innovation 6. Opportunity Exploitation 7. The Start-Up Stage 8. Mentorship, Coaching and Counselling 9. Planning and Managing an Entrepreneurial Venture 10. Management Skills in the Entrepreneurial Realm 11. Marketing 12. Financing the Entrepreneurial Venture 13. Managing Rapid and Sustainable Growth Part 3: The Output-Oriented Perspective in the Entrepreneurial Realm 14. Evaluating and Measuring the Firm's Success 15. The Entrepreneurial Avenues 16. The Re-Shaping of Today's Entrepreneurial Activities 17. Conclusion
Dafna Kariv is a senior lecturer, researcher and the director of the TempusBiz project and 'Young Entrepreneurs' at the College of Management, Academic Studies, Rishon LeZion, Israel and is a member of the Chair of Entrepreneurship at HEC, Montreal, Canada. Her research interests include entrepreneurship, gender and cross-national research. She has published in highly-ranked journals and a paper was chosen for the Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence 2009.
"Dafna Kariv's book is an indispensable resource for students and practitioners alike, to learn about entrepreneurship. It provides an excellent foundation for better understanding this crucial subject matter. Kariv manages to integrate theory with practice via fascinating case studies from all over the world. The book is well written and inspires a lively discussion on a variety of themes in the field of entrepreneurship." - Sibylle Heilbrunn, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel