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Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures
Bruce R. Barringer Biography
Bruce R. Barringer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Central Florida.  He obtained his PhD from the University of Missouri and his MBA from Iowa State University.  His research interests include feasibility analysis, firm growth, corporate entrepreneurship, and the impact of interorganizational relationships on business organizations.  He also works closely with the University of Central Florida technology incubator.    

He serves on the editorial review board of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and the Journal of Small Business Management.  His work has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, and Quality Management Journal.  Dr. Barringer is the co-author of the textbook titled Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching ...
University of Central Florida
R. Duane Ireland Biography
R. Duane Ireland holds the Foreman R. and Ruby S. Bennett Chair in Business Administration at Texas A & M University where he also serves as Head of the Management Department. He received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. He has authored or co-authored many books and book chapters and published numerous articles in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Journal of Management Studies, among others. His recent publications include four books: Understanding Business Strategy (2006) (Southwestern College Publishing Company), Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures (2006) (Prentice-Hall), Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization, 6th Edition (2005) (SouthWestern College Publishing Company), and Competing for Advantage (2004) (SouthWestern ...
Texas A & M University
2006-05-15 504 pages ID: 1435 Rating: 
Link to Amazon
Description: [From Amazon] This lively book, containing many real-life examples, makes a thoughtful, practical guide to the process of launching new ventures. It begins by introducing a model of the entrepreneurial process, and follows the model throughout the book. Emphasis is placed on the beginnings of the entrepreneurial process -- particularly opportunity recognition and feasibility analysis. A four part organization makes the journey toward understanding the entrepreneur process both enjoyable and productive. The four parts, which collectively contain 15 chapters, are: The Decision to Become an Entrepreneur, Developing Successful Business Ideas, Moving From an Idea to an Entrepreneurial Firm, and Managing and Growing an Entrepreneurial Firm. For venture capitalists, investor groups, or business incubators (for-profit and not-for-profit) to distribute to their client companies; and of particular help to technology companies.