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Cases in Technological Entrepreneurship

Converting Ideas into Value Edited by Claudio Petti, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering for Innovation – University of Salento, Italy
The book examines from different perspectives a number of fundamental issues in the process of transforming technological innovations into profits.

Key cases and field insights from distinguished contributors show the role and the practices of government bodies, universities, private investors and companies within the transformation of new ideas into value, in start-ups as well as in incumbents. The book takes a systemic view of technological entrepreneurship, positioning the topic at the interface between entrepreneurial and strategic perspectives within the emergent strategic entrepreneurship field.
Extent: 176 pp
Hardback Price: $127.00 Web: $114.30
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 978 1 84844 186 6
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Organisational Innovation
The book examines from different perspectives a number of fundamental issues in the process of transforming technological innovations into profits.

Key cases and field insights from distinguished contributors show the role and the practices of government bodies, universities, private investors and companies within the transformation of new ideas into value, in start-ups as well as in incumbents. The book takes a systemic view of technological entrepreneurship, positioning the topic at the interface between entrepreneurial and strategic perspectives within the emergent strategic entrepreneurship field.

The multidisciplinary topics and approaches analyzed within the book will be appreciated by international practitioners dealing with fostering and practising technological entrepreneurship for or inside public and private organizations, particularly in Europe and in Emerging Economies. The experiences and field analysis represent good cases and findings for scholars delivering courses in technology and innovation management, economics of innovation, strategic management of technology and innovation.
‘Cases in Technological Entrepreneurship offers an updated and comprehensive view of the main issues and concepts related to the entrepreneurial activities in technology intensive environments. Filled with outstanding examples and case studies, it is a great book for managers looking for best-practices, for academics and students researching in the field of technoentrepreneurship looking for fresh material and for public organizations willing to foster technoentrepreneurship in their regions or countries.’
– François Thérin, Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia
Contributors: A. Barbaro, N. Buttolo, F. Cobis, T. Elfring, M. Harris, W. Hulsink, W. Lazonick, M. Olivier, C. Petti, R. Siagri, W. Stam, D. Verrill, A.I. Wasserman
Contents:

Preface
Aldo Romano

Introduction

1. Entrepreneurship, Innovative Enterprise and Economic Development
William Lazonick

2. The Role of Public Policies in Innovation Processes
Fabrizio Cobis

3. Finding, Financing and Growing Technology-based Innovations: A Perspective on MIT
David Verrill

4. The Role of Angel Funds in Early Stage Start-ups
Maurice Olivier

5. The Locus of Innovation in Small and Medium-sized Firms: The Importance of Social Capital and Networking in Innovative Entrepreneurship
Willem Hulsink, Tom Elfring and Wouter Stam

6. Building a Business on Open Source Software
Anthony I. Wasserman

7. Using Innovation, Research and Finance to Build a Company with a Multi-Option Strategy
Roberto Siagri, Andrea Barbaro and Nicola Buttolo

8. Technology Entrepreneurship Education: The Intel–UC Berkeley Global Entrepreneurship Education Initiative
Mark Harris

Index