The combination of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology has become the source of disruptive business models that transform industries and markets. The integrative understanding of these three drivers of today’s economy is fundamental to business.
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technologyaims to connect core models and tools that are already created by well-known authors and scholars in order to deliver a unique guide for building successful business models through the adoption of new technologies and the use of effective innovation methods. The book goes through the entrepreneurial lifecycle, describing and applying core innovation models and tools such as the business model canvas, lean startup, design thinking, customer development and open innovation, taking into consideration disruptive technologies such as mobile internet, cloud computing, internet of things and blockchain. Finally the book describes and analyses how successful cases have been applying those models and technologies. With the mix of an academic and practitioner team, this book aims to go against the grain by its positioning of entrepreneurship in the modern technology economy.
This book will prove to be a vital text for any student, specialist or practitioner looking to succeed in the field.
Oswaldo Lorenzo is Professor of Management at Deusto Business School. He is also Visiting Professor in Alliance Manchester Business School. He was previously Professor at IE Business School. He received his PhD from Warwick Business School. His articles have been published in California Management Review, Information & Management and Journal of Business Ethics.
Peter Kawalek is Professor at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, United Kingdom. He has visiting positions at Alliance Manchester Business School, UK, at Deusto Business School, Spain, and Letterkenny Institute of Technology in Ireland. He is widely published, including in California Management Review and the Journal of Strategic Information Systems.
Leigh Wharton is an entrepreneur, consultant and lecturer. He has run his own successful businesses for more than 16 years. He is a visiting lecturer and module coordinator at the Alliance Manchester Business School. Leigh’s DBA from Manchester Business School is in Investment Readiness of early stage businesses.
Breakpoints is the business owner's guide to regaining your passion and driving your business forward. If you're feeling stuck, stale or stalled, this book is your ticket out of the rut and into profitable growth. You'll learn the 7 Mistakes Business Owners Make, and identify the choices, behaviours and practices that are keeping your business in a holding pattern. Practical formulas, frameworks, strategies and tools get you started right away on refocusing and reprioritising, and taking back your life. Coverage includes both hard and soft topics that business owners frequently struggle to master, along with expert insight on execution and what lies beyond success. Written simply and directly, without jargon or acronyms, this no-nonsense guide is designed to be easy to read and easy to apply so you can get back to work quickly, inspired with a whole new outlook and equipped with practical tools to improve your business. Written in a style that is both conversational and entertaining, author Dr Mike Ashby offers numerous anecdotes and analogies drawn from working with hundreds of business owners.
Owning a business can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. There's too much to do, and all accountability leads to you. If you've gotten hung up in the day-to-day running of your business, this book helps you regain sight of the big picture and get back on track to success.Learn what's holding you back from business success Adopt the tools and practices that end the stalemate and get things done Find clarity and focus, and reconnect with your business Leverage your strengths to achieve personal and business growth
Business owners need to be well-versed in both strategy and execution. If you feel like you and your business have reached a plateau, Breakpoints will reignite the spark that drives business success.
As a bonus, The Purpose Is Profit includes two manuals: The Startup Roadmap details the 21 steps you should take to build a profitable business. The Startup Funding Guide delivers the tools you need to fund your business.