Title

The Entrepreneurial Management Process in a Growing Small Business: A Case Study

Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

1992

Advisor

Barbara Edwards

Abstract

This research case study focuses on the identification and analysis of the entrepreneurial management process and its applicability as a practical solution to the problems resulting from growth and maturity of an entrepreneurial small business. The entrepreneurial management process is one which focuses on managing on organization to develop and capitalize on its entrepreneurial characteristics. It is examined in the context of the development of an entrepreneurial culture, employee empowerment, entrepreneurial teamwork, strategic planning, new ventures, and compensation. The working hypotheses suggest that the entrepreneurial management process is a practical and effective solution of the identified problems related to small business growth. The hypotheses also suggest that a strategic planning focus is a necessary element of the entrepreneurial management process in order for an organization to continue its pattern of entrepreneurial growth.

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