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Entrepreneurship in Middle East and North Africa: A bibliometric Analysis 

Date: 07/2017 Author(s): Berbegal Miraben, Jasmina; Alegre, Inés; Ribeiro-Soriano, D. Document type: Chapter Bibliometrics is an important field of information science that allows the study of bibliographic material quantitatively. Using bibliometric techniques, this chapter offers an overview of entrepreneurship research in the Middle East and North Africa region. Using the Web of Science and Scopus databases, we identify the most relevant research in this ... More information  

Why would you ever want to become an academic entrepreneur? 

Date: 07/2017 Author(s): Berbegal Miraben, Jasmina; Gil, Dolors; Alegre, Inés Document type: Chapter Entrepreneurship is usually highly associated with the business world. Entrepreneurs though, are also present in Academia. Traditionally, entrepreneurship in the academic environment has been operationalized in the form spin-offs. Nevertheless, entrepreneurial behavior in the academic arena embraces a wider range of activities like consultancy, university-industry ... More information  

Drivers of Community Strength: An Institutional Logics Perspective on Geographical and Affiliation Based Communities 

Date: 05/06/2017 Author(s): Almandoz, John; Marquis, Christopher; Cheely, Michael Document type: Chapter In this chapter, we distinguish two community forms - geographical and affiliation-based - to help us better understand the underlying notion of community and explore mechanisms driving its influence on organizations. We build on recent work presenting community as an institutional logic - a logic that may ultimately facilitate the acquisition of resources ... More information  

University Research Parks and Their Impact on Technology Transfer Activities 

Date: 06/2017 Author(s): Berbegal Miraben, Jasmina; Alegre, Inés; Guerrero, Adrián Document type: Chapter University research parks (URPs) are technology-based geographical enclaves placed in the surroundings of a university campus that benefit from the knowledge generated in the university and its research centres. In URPs, information flows from academia to industry, accelerated by a physical proximity. Universities started building up these spaces as ... More information  

Different Shades of Green: Environment Uncertainty and the Strategies of Hybrid Organizations 

Date: 06/2017 Author(s): Almandoz, John; Lee, Matthew; Cheely, Michael Document type: Chapter How does environmental uncertainty affect the process of starting new hybrid organizations creating a new organizational form? Our comparative analysis of the formation of two "green" banks - with hybrid goals linked to banking and environmental logics - reveals that their strategic orientations were a fluctuating outcome of an interactive and path-dependent ... More information  

Scenario Planning: Your Playbook for the Future 

Date: 24/05/2017 Author(s): Rosenberg, Mike; Seager, Phil Document type: Chapter "There's no playbook for this." That's what CEO Michael Lynton told Associated Press following a devastating cyberattack that crippled Sony's computers, stole its data and nearly scuppered the release of its controversial movie, The Interview. Stories like this should serve as a wake-up call to all managers, no matter if they are in the media ... More information  

Corporate and Entrepreneurial Finance: Moving Your Business from Back of the Envelope to Front of the Class 

Date: 24/05/2017 Author(s): Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad; Simon, Jan; Seager, Phil Document type: Chapter This chapter is about how to improve managerial decision-making using the basic diagnostic tools of financial management and valuation techniques--even for valuing a startup enterprise that doesn't exist yet. This chapter includes interviews with US venture capitalist Alan Patricof and the managing director of a digital media startup in Germany. She ... More information  

Managing Creative People: Time to Tear Up the Handbook? 

Date: 24/05/2017 Author(s): Seager, Phil Document type: Chapter Understanding what motivates creative people, and then channeling their passions and energies toward some common business purpose, is not an easy balance to get right. This chapter explores what a manger in this situation can do. It starts by understanding some of the basic paradigms underlying human resource management in general. There are 10 practical ... More information  

The Digital Economy: It's Not the Technology, It's the Business Model, Stupid! 

Date: 24/05/2017 Author(s): Sieber, Sandra; Seager, Phil Document type: Chapter That technology is reshaping the media and entertainment landscape goes without saying. Digital devices are dramatically changing everything we do and every way we work today. Media and entertainment executives will be familiar with most of them. The focus of this chapter is on understanding the underlying business models and ecosystems on which today's ... More information  

Operations Management: Not Just What You Do, But How You Do It 

Date: 24/05/2017 Author(s): Moscoso, Philip; Seager, Phil Document type: Chapter Every media business has some activities required to make a product or service and deliver it into the hands of the end user: that's operations. If leveraged well, operations (the how we do things in the company) can themselves become a source of competitive advantage, not only in terms of gaining a strong cost position through greater efficiencies, ... More information  
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