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The 30 Day MBA, 4th Edition by Colin Barrow

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Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneur vs intrapreneur
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Creative destruction, the spur
  • Why we need entrepreneurs
  • Money for business plans

Entrepreneurship is the newest discipline in the business school armoury and in many schools the subject is still not taught. In some it is a topic within economics, which is considered appropriate as J B Say, a French economist in circa 1800, first coined the term entrepreneur, using it to describe ‘Someone who shifts resources out of an area of lower and into an area of higher productivity and greater yield’. The most common practice is to reduce the subject to a basic ‘start your own business’ project culminating in a business plan presentation, with a handful of MBAs going the whole hog ...

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