New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century

New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century

9th Edition

By Stephen Spinelli and Rob Adams

  • Copyright: 2012

  • Publication Date: Dec 06 2011

  • ISBN 10: 0078029104

  • ISBN 13: 9780078029103

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New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century is about the process of getting a new venture started, growing the venture, successfully harvesting it, and starting again. T

New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century is about the process of getting a new venture started, growing the venture, successfully harvesting it, and starting again. The book presents the substantial body of knowledge about the entrepreneurial process in a pragmatic way – through text, case studies, and hands-on exercises – to help readers compress their learning curves, reduce their ultimate risk and pain, and allow them to gain more from their subsequent entrepreneurial experiences.

  • Language: English

  • Imprint: Irwin/McGraw-Hill

  • Dimension: 8.3 x 11

  • Page Count: 608

New Features

  • New Co-Author: Rob Adams brings his substantial background not only as a successful entrepreneur but also as a successful venture investor.
  • Substantial Text Revision: The text was revised to focus on tightening the presentation and improving the flow while covering the same or more information as in the previous edition.
  • Latest Example Updates: New examples of entrepreneurs in action coping with the post-Internet bubble era, the mortgage loan crisis in 2007 and the recession of 2008.
  • Problem Solving Opportunities: Two chapters, “Clean Commerce: Seeing Opportunity through a Sustainability Lens” and “Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurship,” present the enormous opportunities for entrepreneurs to solve environmental and wide-ranging social issues.

Key Features

  • Complete Business Plan: Chapter 8, “The Business Plan”, presents a complete business plan guide along with tips, practical advice, and know-how from successful entrepreneurs and investors on the development and presentation of the plan.
  • Study Questions: Each chapter provides study questions to enable the student to focus on key issues, test their knowledge, and organize important material and insights presented in the chapter.
  • Thought Provoking: Mind Stretchers at the end of each chapter pose some thought provoking ideas for readers allowing them to apply the material.
  • The Venture Opportunity Screening Exercises (VOSE) have been simplified and segmented into discreet exercises that can be used separately or in total. This change allows for maximum flexibility in the syllabus and when counseling individual students or mentoring field study projects

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Part I – The Founder

Chapter 1 The Global Entrepreneurial Revolution for a Flatter World

Chapter 2 The Entrepreneurial Mind: Crafting a Personal Entrepreneurial Strategy

Table of Contents

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Part I – The Founder

Chapter 1 The Global Entrepreneurial Revolution for a Flatter World

Chapter 2 The Entrepreneurial Mind: Crafting a Personal Entrepreneurial Strategy

Part II – The Opportunity

Chapter 3 The Entrepreneurial Process

Chapter 4 Clean Commerce is an Opportunity Sea Change

Chapter 5 The Opportunity: Creating, Shaping, Recognizing, Seizing

Chapter 6 Screening Venture Opportunities

Chapter 7 Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurship

Chapter 8 The Business Plan

Part III – The Founder and Team

Chapter 9 The Entrepreneurial Leader and the Team

Chapter 10 Ethical Decision Making and the Entrepreneur

Part IV – Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures

Chapter 11 Resource Requirements

Chapter 12 Franchising

Chapter 13 Entrepreneurial Finance

Chapter 14 Obtaining Venture and Growth Capital

Chapter 15 The Deal: Valuation, Structure, and Negotiation

Chapter 16 Obtaining Debt Capital

Part V – Startup and Beyond

Chapter 17 Leading Rapid Growth, Crises, and Recovery

Chapter 18 The Family as Entrepreneur

Chapter 19 The Harvest and Beyond

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About the Authors

Stephen Spinelli

Rob Adams