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Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

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While the concept of entrepreneurship has existed for some time, we are witnessing a resurgence in both research as well as formal degree programs. I think this is triggered by a number of factors. One key factor is that most net new growth in jobs today emanates from small to medium-size businesses. Larger firms are turning to alternative organizational forms to compete in the global economy. This ranges from trimming the various managerial layers to strategic outsourcing as well as joint ventures.

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A second key factor is that concept of taking an idea to market involves a degree of competitiveness—often lacking in the larger firms. That is not to say it is absent but the vagaries of internal politics and satisfying multiple stakeholders is usually distasteful to the entrepreneur. Indeed, I have known several entrepreneurs who began with larger firms but were adamant that they would do things differently when they began their own business.

When the Leader Hits the Wall: A Case of Organizational Paralysis

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Like many good ideas and eventual multi-million-dollar companies, “the dot” started out as the hobby of a graduate student, Bob Dessing, earning his Ph.D in Computer Science.

“Look at this,” Bob called to his then-girlfriend and later-wife, Sandra. He stuck an adhesive plastic dot, half the size of a dime, onto the recessed bottom of a bottle of wine on their kitchen counter.

“Let me guess,” Sandra smiled. “That dot tells me if the wine has a bad cork or has turned to vinegar.”

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“Better,” Bob beamed. He pulled a simple hand-held barcode scanner from his briefcase. A couple protruding wires and assorted solder marks told Sandra immediately that this was no ordinary scanner.

With considerable flourish, Bob swept the scanner past the bottle of wine, about two feet away. He pointed to the letters appearing on the digital readout of the device: “Dry Creek Chardonnay, 2007, purchased 1/22/2008 $16, today’s retail $32.”

“So … “Sandra stroked her cheek. “What, we can now get a daily reading on the value of our four bottles of wine? Bob, how much time have you spent on this?”

Prospects and Challenges for Small-Scale Mining Entrepreneurs in South Africa

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Small-scale mining entrepreneurs are confronted with a variety of challenges during both the start-up and growth phase of their businesses not only in South Africa, but all over the world. Therefore, losing prospects available to them. The aim of this paper was to explore prospects and challenges faced by small scale mining entrepreneurs in South Africa (SA).

Small-Scale Mining Entrepreneurs

To attain this end, a qualitative research paradigm was instituted for both data collection and analysis. The findings of this study concur with the literature, that there are indeed plenty of prospects available to small scale mining entrepreneurs. However, the most outstanding prospects was free training and funding. Nonetheless, the receptiveness of these prospects is somehow conditional.

Diagnostic Power of Ratios

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Use of clues, by Arthur Conan Doyle (a trained medical doctor himself) who created the immortal detective Sherlock Holmes captivates readers and television audience even today. Part of the explanation perhaps can be found in the apparent superhuman ability to smell out the trail left by the hapless criminal by examining seemingly trivial tit-bits of information garnered through an uncanny ability for observation. While the bits of clues are by themselves insignificant, the conclusions arrived at are dramatic.

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However, to the trained mind it is “elementary dear Dr. Watson!” The use of financial ratios can achieve similar dramatic results because of the inter-relationships that exist between the various parts of the three financial statements themselves and characteristics that must somehow accompany them. The absence or presence of certain characteristics can be therefore become indicators of distortions, that must be examined and cross-verified with other data to arrive at definitive conclusions. In this chapter we propose to introduce the reader to those clues and how to link them together to arrive at a conclusion as to the reliability of financial statements as representing the true financial position of a company.

Internet Banking Development

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An internet banking firm in its start-up phase decides to use impress upon its future clients and depositors a new method by computer software to have them create their own competence in handling communications, loans and deposits with the internet bank. They develop software in a manner similar to scientific software for handling problems associated with mistakes by the clientele, depositors and personnel of the internet bank.

The purpose is to build confidence by the customers in handling the various computer actions taken during the decision making characterized by loans, deposits and other commercial transactions handling during the interface of the customer and the internet bank. They read about the pitfall denoted by others in previous manuscripts written by others and software consulting in the information technology industry. Often the data analysis and data analytics terms are used to describe the techniques in developing the software.

Pathology of Entrepreneurship Training in Iran

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Not a long time that entrepreneurship training has found its place in Iran. Hence, not many researches have been performed on efficiency and damages facing entrepreneurship training. Present study tries to review damages facing entrepreneurship training from viewpoint of entrepreneurship professors and teachers. Semi-structured interviews have been used to collect data, and content analysis has been used to analyze data. The results indicate that following factors are the most important factors which affect entrepreneurship training in Iran: Lack of heart trust in necessity and importance of entrepreneurship in comprehensive development, lack of trained professors, and lack of experience of Iranian entrepreneurs.

Pathology of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is important as a main element in development acceleration of developing countries and development continuity of industrial developed countries. Entrepreneurship approach used in majority of countries in recent decades, has resulted in creation of some entrepreneurship development policies, which eventually leads to development of entrepreneurship culture, support to entrepreneurs, presenting required trainings and performing related studies CRDC. According to the role and significance of entrepreneurship and glorious experience of entrepreneurs in development of many countries, and considering many financial problems our country face, distribution of entrepreneurship culture, infrastructure to support entrepreneurship culture is vital for all nations specially developing countries such as Iran