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The Entrepreneurial Venture
Michael J. Roberts Biography
Michael J. Roberts is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, where he teaches in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit. Dr. Roberts is the Executive Director, Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, and is also Executive Director, Case Development. Dr. Roberts was formerly an Assistant Professor at the school in the General Management area and taught the second-year elective course "Entrepreneurial Management." He also developed and taught the second-year elective course "Managing the Growing Enterprise." Dr. Roberts has worked in a variety of private sector industries. Prior to and during business school, he worked for McKinsey & Co. and Morgan Stanley, respectively. From 1989 to 1991, he served as Director of International Business Development for Cellular Communications, Inc. where he led a successful effort to acquire the second cellular license in Italy. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer of a start-up chain of quick service Italian restaurants, and as Vice Presid...
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William A. Sahlman Biography
William Sahlman is the Dimitri V. d'Arbeloff - Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. The d'Arbeloff Chair was established in 1986 to support teaching and research on the entrepreneurial process. The Chair honors the late Dimitri d'Arbeloff (HBS '55), whose entrepreneurial skills helped make Millipore Corporation a world leader in its industry.

Mr. Sahlman received an A.B. degree in Economics from Princeton University, an M.B.A. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Business Economics, also from Harvard.

His research focuses on the investment and financing decisions made in entrepreneurial ventures at all stages in their development.

Mr. Sahlman was co-chair of the Entrepreneurship and Service Management Unit from 1999 to 2002. From 1991 to 1999, he was Senior Associate Dean, Director of Publishing Activities, and chairman of the board for Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation. From 1990 to 1991, he was chair...
Harvard Business School
Howard H. Stevenson Biography
Howard H. Stevenson was recently appointed the Senior Associate Provost for Harvard University Resources and Planning. He is also the Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. The Sarofim-Rock Chair was established in 1982 to provide a continuing base for research and teaching in the field of entrepreneurship. Dr. Stevenson is its first incumbent. He has been chairperson of the Owner/President Manager Program in Executive Education and of the Publications Review Board for the Harvard Business School Press of Harvard Business School Publishing Company.

He was a founder and first president of the Baupost Group, Inc. which manages partnerships investing in liquid securities for wealthy families. When he resigned from active management, Baupost assets had grown to over $400 million. He is now co-chairman of the Advisory Board of Baupost LLC, a registered investment company.

Prior to 1978, he held various academic appointments at Harvard...
· Amar V. Bhide Biography
Amar Bhide, the author of The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses (Oxford 2000) teaches the Introduction to Venturing Course at Columbia Business School and does research on entrepreneurship.

Before joining Columbia in July 2000, Bhide served on the faculties of Harvard Business School (from 1988 to 2000) and was a Visting Associate Professor at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. A former Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company and  Vice President at E.F. Hutton, Bhide served on the staff of the Brady Commission which investigated the stock market crash. Bhide earned a DBA (1988) and an MBA with high distinction as a Baker Scholar (1979) from Harvard. He received a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1977.

Bhide has several publications in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategy, contracting, and firm governance. His eight Harvard Business Review articles include "Efficient Markets, Deficient Governance," "How ...
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Description: [From HBSP] 2nd Edition. This text on entrepreneurship covers basic concepts and emerging issues through readings by leading academics and practitioners. These readings portray the entrepreneur as the ultimate general manager, responsible for orchestrating the relationships among all parts of the organization. The text covers every phase of the entrepreneurial start-up, from evaluating opportunities to harvest. Profiles and examples from a variety of companies and fields illustrate the diverse, imaginative ways in which entrepreneurs think and act.