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New Venture Creation
Jeffrey A. Timmons Biography
Known internationally for his research, innovative curriculum development, and teaching in entrepreneurship, new ventures, entrepreneurial finance and venture capital, Jeff Timmons held simultaneous professorships at Babson and Harvard Business School. He returned to Babson full time, and in 1995 was named the first Franklin W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship. His doctoral dissertation, "Entrepreneurial and Leadership Development in an Inner City Ghetto and a Rural Depressed Area (Harvard, 1971)" was the first use of the word "entrepreneurial" in a dissertation title.

In 1984, Timmons collaborated with the Price Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies to launch the Price-Babson College Fellows Program, aimed at improving teaching and research by teaming faculty with highly successful entrepreneurs wishing to teach. Inc. magazine called him "The Johnny Appleseed of Entrepreneurship Education" and noted that the PBCFP "changed the terrain of entrepreneurship educ...
· Stephen Spinelli Biography
Stephen Spinelli, Jr. began his entrepreneurial career two years after graduating from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) in 1977 with a B.A. in economics. He co-founded Jiffy Lube International, Inc. in 1979. The Jiffy Lube team believed that rapid growth was essential to success in the newly created "quick lube" business and focused their efforts on franchising. Three years later, Spinelli left the founding management team to become a franchisee. He remained a director of the company. Ultimately, he became Jiffy Lube's largest franchisee, with stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. Thirteen years after founding Jiffy Lube, Spinelli sold his founding shares in the franchiser and his franchised stores to pursue a career in academia. Moving to England in 1992, Spinelli earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of London's Imperial College, studying with a world-renowned scholar and professor, Sue Birley, and writing his dissertation on the franchiser-f...
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Description: [From McGraw-Hill] Timmons & Spinelli's, New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship For The 21st Century, 6/e is a perforated paperback text that covers the process of getting a new venture started, growing the venture, successfully harvesting it and starting again. Through text, case studies, and hands-on exercises, the book guides students in discovering the concepts of entrepreneurship and the competencies, skills, know-how and experience that are sufficient to pursue different entrepreneurial opportunities. The authors recognize that there is no substitute for actually starting a company, but believe that it is possible to expose students to many of the vital issues and immerse them in key learning experiences.