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The Role of the Entrepreneur
A discussion on the role of the entrepreneur that focuses on his similarities to a leader.
# 152542 | 891 words | 13 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Mar 15, 2013 in Business (Management)


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Description:

The paper defines an entrepreneur as an individual with a specific idea or innovation in mind who, despite adversity and potential risks, is willing to develop this new concept due to perceived future opportunities. The paper compares the entrepreneur to a leader as opposed to a manager and looks at the role of the entrepreneur in successful new ventures. The paper uses Apple Computers to illustrate the impact of the entrepreneur and the role of vision, dedication and excellence in entrepreneurial leadership. The paper concludes that entrepreneurs are born leaders, not born managers, and while leadership tasks and techniques may very well be teachable, the true entrepreneur/leader is a combination of genius and bravery.

Outline:
Overview
Role of the Entrepreneur in Successful New Ventures
Role of Vision, Dedication and Excellence in Entrepreneurial Leadership
Conclusions

From the Paper:

"An entrepreneur is an individual with a specific idea or innovation in mind that, despite adversity and potential risks, is willing to develop this new concept due to perceived future opportunities. Starting a business is not the same as being an entrepreneur, however. Entrepreneurial activities are those that require a semblance of innovation, mindset and a way of seeing the world that not only allows for creative thinking, but for a certain penchant for breaking or bending the rules in order to achieve a specific goal (Duening, T., et.al., 2009). One way to understand an entrepreneur is to compare their role as a leader to that of a manager.
"Management and leadership are not synonymous even if they are typically used that way. In general, a manager is someone who conducts and organizes affairs, projects, or people. Managers are given the authority by their organization to lead employees, therefore, they have subordinates. So even though managers are in charge, they are not leaders in terms of the definition. Managers do as they are directed, and in turn direct their subordinates. Management requires planning, schedules, production, and time constraints; basically management is task oriented. The task orientation is quite critical - management is often tactical, while leadership is strategic."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Campbell, D. (June 18, 2004). "Steve Jobs." The Guardian. Cited in:http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,11710,1241745,00.html
  • Duening, T., et.al. (2009). Technology Entrepreneurship. Academic Press.
  • Finkelstein, S. et.al. (2009). Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions.Harvard Business School Press.
  • Grady, R. (December 6, 2006). "The Role of Venture Capital in the U.S. Economy." National Venture Captial Association. Cited in:http://www.slideshare.net/mjf7419/the-role-of-venture-capital-in-the-us-economy
  • Hormby, T. (September 25, 2006). "VisiCalc and the Rise of the Apple II." Before the Mac.Cited in:http://lowendmac.com/orchard/06/visicalc-origin-bricklin.html

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