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Corporate Entrepreneurship. What do Companies r...
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Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Company formation, Business Plans, grade: 1, Uppsala University, language: English, abstract: Within a world of emerging global markets and rapid technological development, there is a strong demand for entrepreneurship within established companies in order to stay competitive. According to different studies, there is a positive linkage between Corporate Entrepreneurship (CE) and companies performance, which leads to a strong demand from organizations to foster their entrepreneurial culture. The recruitment and selection function within Human Resource Management (HRM) is an essential driver to attract, develop, and retain entrepreneurial people within corporations. The literature proposes that companies should match their selection criteria to the identified dimensions of Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO). However, there is a lack of research if companies have specific HRM practices to select and retain entrepreneurial people. By investigating the recruitment requirements and development possibilities of Swedish-based companies, this study contributes empirical knowledge to the topic of how companies deal with HRM and CE. This information improves the understanding in the Corporate Entrepreneurship literature.

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Stand: 07.11.2017
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Small Giants - Companies That Choose to Be Grea...
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Its an axiom of business that great companies grow their revenues and profits year after year. Yet quietly, under the radar, a small number of companies have rejected the pressure of endless growth to focus on more satisfying business goals. Goals like being great at what they do . . . creating a great place to work . . . providing great customer service . . . making great contributions to their communities . . . and finding great ways to lead their lives. ?? ????????? - ??????? ???????? ??????????? ??????? ? ??????? Inc., ????? ????? «????????? ???????». ??? ?????? ????????????? ? Esquire, Harpers, Boston Magazine ? ?????? ??????? ????????.

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Stand: 12.12.2017
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The Soft Edge - Where Great Companies Find Last...
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What Does it Take to Get Ahead Now-And Stay There? High performance has always required shrewd strategy and superb execution. These factors remain critical, especially given todays unprecedented business climate. But Rich Karlgaard-Forbes publisher, entrepreneur, investor, and board director-takes a surprising turn and argues that there is now a third element thats required for competitive advantage. It fosters innovation, it accelerates strategy and execution, and it cannot be copied or bought. It is found in a perhaps surprising place-your companys values. Karlgaard examined a variety of enduring companies and found that they have one thing in common; all have leveraged their deepest values alongside strategy and execution, allowing them to fuel growth as well as weather hard times. Karlgaard shares these stories and identifies the five key variables that make up every organizations soft edge: Trust: Northwestern Mutual has built a $25 million dollar revenue juggernaut on trust, the foundation of lasting success. Learn how to create an environment that engenders trust and propels high performance. Smarts: In most technical fields your formal education quickly becomes out of date. How do you keep up? Learn how the Mayo Clinic, Stanford University womens basketball team, and others stay on top by relentlessly pursuing an advantage through smarts. Teamwork: Since collaboration and innovation are a must in the global economy, effective teamwork is vital. Learn how global giant FedEx stays focused and how nimble Nest Labs relies on lean teams with cognitive diversity. Taste: Clever product design and integration are proxies for intelligence because they make customers feel smart. But taste goes further into deep emotional engagement. Specialized Bicycles calls it the elusive spot between data truth and human truth. How can you consistently make products or services that trigger these emotional touch points? Story: Companies that achieve lasting success have an enduring and emotionally appealing story. Whats your companys story? How do you tell it your way? Gain the ability to create a powerful narrative in a world where outsiders often exercise the louder voice. ??? ????????? - ???????? ??????? Forbes, ? ??????? ?? ????? ????????? ??????? «??????? ?????????», ?????????? ????????? ??? ?????????? ??????? ??????? ??????? ? ?????????. ? ??????? ???????? ?????????????? ??? Forbes on FOX ? 2001 ???? ??? ??? ??? ?????????? ??????????. ????????? ??????? ?????????? ????????????????????: ?? ???????????? ??????? Upside, ???????? Garage Technology Partners ? ???????? ??????-?????? ?????????? ?????? Churchill Club, ?????????????? 7500 ??????. ??????????? ???????? Ernst & Young ??????? ??? «???????????????? ????». ???????? ? 2004 ???? ????? ?????????? Life 2.0 ????? ???????????? ?? ?????? ??????? Wall Street Journal ? ????????? ??????-????. ????????? ????????????? ????????????, ????????? ? ?????? ????? ? ?????????? ??????.

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Stand: 12.12.2017
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Which Factors Determine the Success or Failure ...
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Masters Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Company formation, Business Plans, grade: 2,0, Andrássy Gyula Deutschsprachige Universität Budapest, language: English, abstract: As more and more startup companies are founded every year worldwide, building up ones own business does not get easier. Since 9 out of 10 startups fail, future entrepreneurs are well advised to take a look at potential reasons for failure and success. Learning from others mistakes and studying success stories can improve their own performance and help to avoid critical errors. The academic paper at hand will provide valuable insights for entrepreneurs. After delivering an overview of the most commonly used terms and definitions in the startup scene, chapter 6 will describe the components of a business idea and how experts can assess a companys value. Subsequently, the most important factors for a startup companys success, according to literature review, will be listed and illustrated. Various standpoints of academic research and studies will be discussed. Delineating both internal and external factors, this thesis not only delivers a synoptic view of potential challenges inside a startup as well as in its ecosystem, but also juxtaposes these influences in opposition. The second part of this paper analyzes a series of interviews with twelve startup founders from three different regions (the province of North-Rhine Westphalia in Germany, Budapest in Hungary and the state of California in the US). Their views and experiences will be summarized and put into the context of their respective startup ecosystem. This way, the study is able to provide an understanding of the distinctive attributes of these ecosystems. Furthermore, the interviewees challenges and advices will be compared to previously reviewed literature. Therefore, the reader is able to gain insights from an academic perspective, as well as from real-life examples.

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Stand: 07.11.2017
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Amazon and the Rise of E-commerce - The story o...
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Find out how Amazon conquered the world in just 50 minutes!In less than two decades, Amazon grew from a startup to become the world leader in online shopping, with hundreds of millions of customers around the world. However, the future did not always look so bright for the internet giant: its unconventional business model initially left investors worried, and it had to overcome the burst of the internet bubble that led to the collapse of many other young tech companies. In this concise and accessible guide, you will find out how Jeff Bezos was able to steer Amazon from its humble beginnings in a garage in Seattle to its current position as one of the most influential companies in the world.In 50 minutes you will:•Learn about Amazons history, from 1994 right up to the present day•Understand its innovative business model and find out why it was so successful•Identify the opportunities and challenges for online shopping in the futureABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | BUSINESS STORIESThe Business Stories series from the 50Minutes collection provides the tools to quickly understand the innovative companies that have shaped the modern business world. Our publications will give you contextual information, an analysis of business strategies and an introduction to future trends and opportunities in a clear and easily digestible format, making them the ideal starting point for readers looking to understand what makes these companies stand out.

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Big Data - Challenges for the Hospitality Indus...
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Hotel companies who are able to deal with Big Data will create a sustainable competitive advantage. But what is Big Data and how can we use it in the Hospitality Industry? What is the distinctive value and what are key areas for a successful implementation? Michael Toedt explains in this book the biggest hurdle - the lack of knowledge within the senior management and the willingness to implement the necessary changes - and gives hoteliers recommendations to avoid the main failures. Dr. Michael Toedt is Managing Partner and CEO of Toedt, Dr. Selk & Coll. He is responsible for the fields of marketing technology, consulting and data protection. Besides his activities with Toedt, Dr. Selk & Coll., he is assistant lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of Munich and as guest lecturer at various universities such as the University of Applied Sciences of Bad Honnef or Kempten and responsible as HSMA vice president for the South-East region. Dr. Michael Toedt has published also a lot of articels and whitepapers about CRM and Marketing and the book Big Data - Challenges for the Hospitality Industry and is also reviewer of the International Journal of Economic Sciences.

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Stand: 07.11.2017
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Unicorn Tears - Why Startups Fail and How To Av...
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The real-world secrets to startup success Unicorn Tears is the smart entrepreneurs guide to startups. A full 92% of startups fail in the first three years - but failure is not inevitable. Most of these companies self-sabotage, unconsciously eliminating any chance at success before they even get started. Its not the economy, its not politics, its not external factors; failure comes from within. This book shows you how to be one of the unicorns - one of the 8% who make it. Be prepared to un-learn everything you thought you knew about startups, as author Jamie Pride busts the harmful myths that lead so many companies to failure. Drawing upon his history as a venture capitalist, he reveals what investors want to see and hear, and what final factor puts your venture firmly into the yes column. Pride understands what matters in startups, and what gets in the way; his Hollywood Method for start-up success gives you a proven formula based on the tried-and-true framework Hollywood uses to make movies that succeed around the globe. Case studies illustrate what success looks like on the ground, and brings a global perspective to successful entrepreneurship and the strategies that help your business grow. Learn the truth behind the eight myths of startups Adopt a proven formula for success based on Hollywood blockbusters Craft a winning pitch to bring investors - and capital - over to your side Gain real-world perspective on startups and future trends Everyone wants their business to succeed, but wanting means nothing without a solid plan and the means to implement it. Unicorn Tears helps you set yourself up for success, and gives you the tools to forge your path to the top. JAMIE PRIDE is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist on a mission to help build better founders and a better venture capital ecosystem to support them. With over 20 years of experience building and investing in startups, he has a unique insiders view into what it takes to make a startup successful and what it takes to get funded.

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Stand: 30.01.2018
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The hard thing about hard things - Building a B...
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Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valleys most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup-practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesnt cover, based on his popular bens blog. While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights hes gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies.

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Stand: 12.12.2017
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Growing Pains - Building Sustainably Successful...
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An insightful and practical toolkit for managing organizational growth Growing Pains is the definitive guide to the life cycle of an organization, and the optimization strategies that make the organization stronger. Whether growth is rapid, slow, or not occurring at all, this book provides a host of solid tools and recommendations for putting everything in order. Now in its fifth edition, this invaluable guide has been fully updated to reflect the current economic climate, and includes new case studies and chapters discussing nonprofit life cycle tools, leadership challenges and the leadership molecule, and real-world applications of the frameworks presented. The latest empirical research is presented in the context of these ideas, including new data on strategic organizational development. Mini-cases that illustrate growth management issues have been added throughout, with additional coverage of international entrepreneurship and companies that provide a frame of reference for the perspective being developed. Growing pains are normal, and a valuable indicator of organizational health, but they indicate the need for new systems, processes, and structure to support the organizations size. This book provides a practical framework for managing the process, applicable to organizations of all sizes. Understand the key stages of growth and the challenges of each Measure your organizations growing pains and development Deploy new tools that facilitate positive organizational development Make the necessary transitions required to ensure sustainable success Some companies, even after brilliant beginnings, lose their way as growth throws them for a loop. Growing Pains identifies the underlying factors that promote long term success, and gives you a framework for successfully managing the transitions of growth.

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Big Data For Small Business For Dummies
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Capitalise on big data to add value to your small business Written by bestselling author and big data expert Bernard Marr, Big Data For Small Business For Dummies helps you understand what big data actually is-and how you can analyse and use it to improve your business. Free of confusing jargon and complemented with lots of step-by-step guidance and helpful advice, it quickly and painlessly helps you get the most from using big data in a small business. Business data has been around for a long time. Unfortunately, it was trapped away in overcrowded filing cabinets and on archaic floppy disks. Now, thanks to technology and new tools that display complex databases in a much simpler manner, small businesses can benefit from the big data thats been hiding right under their noses. With the help of this friendly guide, youll discover how to get your hands on big data to develop new offerings, products and services; understand technological change; create an infrastructure; develop strategies; and make smarter business decisions. Shows you how to use big data to make sense of user activity on social networks and customer transactions Demonstrates how to capture, store, search, share, analyse and visualise analytics Helps you turn your data into actionable insights Explains how to use big data to your advantage in order to transform your small business If youre a small business owner or employee, Big Data For Small Business For Dummies helps you harness the hottest commodity on the market today in order to take your company to new heights. Bernard Marr helps companies to better manage, measure, report and analyse performance. His leading-edge work with major companies, organisations and governments across the globe makes him an acclaimed and award-winning keynote speaker, researcher, consultant and teacher.

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