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Entrepreneurial Action = Feel + Play + Observe + Create + Think

The entrepreneurship field is asking for something new. This became evident when we presented to a standing room only audience at the recent USASBE conference in Nashville.  We presented a talk entitled “Entrepreneurship Pedagogy: Known Worlds and New Frontiers” and outlined three current worlds that entrepreneurship educators teach in. The first is the Entrepreneur World…

Michael Chmura

Entrepreneurship Requires Practice

Entrepreneurship is often thought of as a process – a process of identifying an opportunity, understanding resource requirements, acquiring resources, planning, and implementing.  But the word “process” assumes known inputs and known outputs as in a manufacturing process.  For example, building a car on an assembly line is a manufacturing process.  You know all the…

Michael Chmura

Developing Case Teaching Materials And Expertise

During this past week, a team from Babson has been managing and teaching the Banco de Chile – Babson College Chilean Entrepreneurship Educators Program – which involves 24 educators from 12 Chilean universities. The first face-to-face module in June, which explored the art and science of writing business cases, was led by Babson Professor Heidi…

Michael Chmura

Social Entrepreneurship: GEM 2008

GEM measured social entrepreneurship by asking entrepreneurs if they are pursuing economic goals, social goals, or both.  There were three important findings that give us a glimpse into the future of business.  First, 44% of entrepreneurs are pursuing economic and social goals concurrently and this number doubles last year’s finding.  As a result, we find…