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Cases in Entrepreneurship
The Venture Creation Process



September 2005 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Ivey Casebooks Series is a co-publishing partnership between SAGE Publications and the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario. Due to their popularity in over 60 countries, approximately 200 new cases are added to the Ivey School of Business library each year. These affordable collections will not only help students connect to real-world situations, but will benefit corporations seeking continued education in the field as well.

Cases in Entrepreneurship is the first book to be based upon a cognitive framework of entrepreneurship. This casebook has been organized based on the following concepts:

- Searching for ideas;

- Screening those ideas for business opportunity;

- Planning how to exploit the opportunity;

- Financing the opportunity;

- Setting up / Starting up the business;

- Growing the business;

- Harvesting the value created in the business.

Paul W. Beamish
Introduction to the Ivey Casebook Series
 
Preface
 
Introduction: The Venture Creation Process
 
1. Searching for Venture Opportunities
Leveraging Wal-Mart, eBay and USPS  
Barrie Charity Bingo  
Takahiko Naraki, the Three Million Yen Entrepreneur  
Cascadia Water Corporation  
Russki Adventures  
 
2. Screening Venture Opportunities
Kalista's Fine Chocolate  
Siam Canadian Foods Co., Ltd.  
Asiasports: Hockey Night in Hong Kong  
Crystal Corporation of the Philippines  
Sequel to Success: The Follow-Up To Abatis Systems  
3. Planning and Financing the Venture  
Frontier Adventure Racing: Pack Lightly, Go Like Hell, Never Give Up  
Borders Hotel Corp.  
SimEx Inc.  
Extreme Packet Devices (A)  
Diabetogen  
Alpha Personal Dental Care Systems  
 
4. Venture Setup
PolicePrep  
Ben & Jerry's - Japan  
Textron Ltd.  
Tapp Technologies Inc. (A)  
Blinds To Go - Wanted: People to Lead Explosive Growth (A)  
 
5. Venture Start-Up
DCF Innovations: Goalie Pad Covers (A)  
Catfish Creek Canoe Company  
WaveRider Communications, Inc.: Selling Wireless Internet Access Equipment  
Omega Paw Inc.  
 
6. Ongoing Venture Operations and Growth
Extreme CCTV  
VanCity Savings Credit Union: Corporate Venturing Into Uncharted Waters  
Krave's Candy Co. - Clodhoppers (A)  
Trojan Technologies Inc.: Organizational Structuring for Growth and Customer Service  
Mainstreet Equity Corp. (A)  
 
7. Venture Analytics: Beyond Venture Creation
Creemore Springs Brewery: Branding Without Advertising  
Fernando Rego and the Fitter  
Drawn and Quarterly  
InnoMedia Logic Inc.  
Quadra Logic Technologies Inc. (A)  
 
References
 
About the Editors

The cases are detailed and relevant to our context

Mr Severino Mavhiki
Business Administration , Midlands State University
June 19, 2014

This book provides case studies from a wide variety of enterprises and situations which can be used to enrich any curriculum. They can be used as discussion topics in seminars and as examples for illustration.

Ms Catherine Groves
Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University
February 13, 2014

Great combination of text based perspective, followed by unusual and likely to be completely unknown cases, providing intrigue and expansion. Using completely unknown cases sets up great opportunities for higher levels of engagement in the classroom.

Professor Stephen Laughland
Sch Of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
August 14, 2013

need cases related with asia business

Mr Hendry Hartono
BINUS Entrepreneurship Center, BINUS University
May 10, 2013

Very useful and insighful cases, great success among the students in the Masters module on Eco-Social Entrepreneurship. I will strongly reccommend it again.

Dr Isabel Canto De Loura
European Business School, Regents Business School London
January 11, 2012

Excellent source of information for
teachers and students!

Mr Bertrand Gillett
Business Administration , Corozal Junior College
December 17, 2009