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Why entrepreneurship is important
• Unscheduled Quiz 5
• Do you want to take the unscheduled quiz/contest?
– If you design and fly a paper plane and the paper plane reaches
a distance further than Dr. Wang’s paper plane
– You get 6 points
– You get 0 points if your plane falls at a shorter distance than Dr.
Wang’s plane
– You can select and use only one piece of paper/no trial run
– If you withdraw from the contest, you get 3 points
• Entrepreneurship
– the creation of new value by an existing
organization or new venture that involves the
assumption of risk.
Recognizing Entrepreneurial Opportunities
• New value can be created in:
– Start-up ventures
– Major corporations
– Family-owned businesses
– Non-profit organizations
– Established institutions
Entrepreneurial Opportunities
• Current or past work experiences
• Hobbies that grow into businesses or lead
to inventions
• Suggestions by friends or family
• Chance events
• Change
Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Established firms
• Needs of existing customers
• Suggestions by suppliers
• Technological developments that lead to new advances
• Change
Entrepreneurial Opportunities
• Opportunity recognition
– the process of discovering and evaluating
changes in the business environment, such
as a new technology, socio-cultural trends, or
shifts in consumer demand, that can be
Opportunity Analysis Framework
Exhibit 8.1
Entrepreneurial Opportunities
• Discovery phase
– the process of becoming aware of a new
business concept.
– May be spontaneous and unexpected
– May occur as the result of deliberate search
for new venture projects or creative solutions
to business problems
Opportunity Recognition Process
• Opportunity evaluation phase
– involves analyzing an opportunity to
determine whether it is viable and strong
enough to be developed into a full-fledged
new venture.
• Talk to potential target customers
• Discuss it with production or logistics managers
• Conduct feasibility analysis
Characteristics of Good Opportunities
Attractive Achievable
Durable Value
• Those planes which beat Dr. Wang’s can compete for a higher score!
– If you design and fly a paper plane and the paper plane reaches a distance further than ALL OTHER PLANES designed by those who beat Dr. Wang’s paper plane
– Winner get 6 points X 2(number of total wins) (The plane becomes more valuable because it is the best product)
– You get 0 points and lose your previous 6 points if your plane is not the winner (winner takes all)
– You must compete one-on-one with another player (we’ll have a tournament!)
– You spend 6 points for a new plane for every contest (operating your business needs money)
– Every fly consumes the paper(6 points) including trial run
– You can borrow points/issue debts from your classmates/lenders who didn’t take part of the previous game and pay interests (points) back. Your debt is secured by your current class participation points and needs to be paid even if you lose
– You can accept points from your classmates as investments. The points you accept translate into ownership of your venture. Your investors share your winning points proportional to their investment and lose their investment/points if you don’t win the contest.
– Do you want to sell your winning plane at the price that Dr. Wang offers you?
• Identify opportunities
• Gather resources to support the venture
• Lead to compete
– Succeed or fail
Sources of Capital for Start-Up Firms
Exhibit 8.2
Entrepreneurial Resources
• Human capital
• Social capital
• Government resources
– Small Business Administration
– Government contracting
– State and local governments
Entrepreneurial Leadership
• Launching a new venture requires a
special kind of leadership
– Courage
– Belief in one’s convictions
– Energy to work hard
Entrepreneurial Leadership
• Three characteristics
– Vision
– Dedication and drive
– Commitment to excellence
Entrepreneurial Leadership
• Vision may be entrepreneur’s most
important asset
– Ability to envision realities that do not yet exist
– Exercise a kind of transformational leadership
– Able to share with others
Entrepreneurial Leadership
• Dedication and drive are reflected in hard
– Patience
– Stamina
– Willingness to work long hours
– Internal motivation
– Intellectual commitment to the enterprise
– Strong enthusiasm for work and life
Entrepreneurial Leadership
• To achieve excellence, entrepreneurs
– Know the customer
– Provide quality products and services
– Pay attention to details
– Continuously learn
– Surround themselves with good people
Example: 10 Management Lessons
• It’s all about
• Understand the value of
mentorship and teamwork
• Stick to your niche
• Stay on top of news that
affects your clients
• Communication is key
• Capitalization is crucial
• Communicate
unwavering honesty and
• Stay on top of the curve
• Take ownership in your
clients’ success
• Never stop marketing
Entrepreneurial Strategy
• Best strategy for the enterprise will be
determined to some extent by
– A viable opportunity, sufficient resources, and
skilled and dedicated entrepreneurial team
– Other conditions in the business environment
Entry Strategies
• Pioneering new
– a firm’s entry into an
industry with a radical
new product or highly
innovative service that
changes the way
business is conducted.
Entry Strategies
• Imitative new entry
– a firm’s entry into an industry with products or
services that capitalize on proven market
successes and that usually has a strong
marketing orientation.
Entry Strategies
• Adaptive new entry
– a firm’s entry into an industry by offering a
product or service that is somewhat new and
sufficiently different to create value for
customers by capitalizing on current market
Examples of Adaptive New Entrants
Exhibit 8.3
Elements of a Blue Ocean Strategy
• Create uncontested market space
• Make the competition irrelevant
• Create and capture new demand
• Break the value/cost tradeoff
• Pursue differentiation and low cost
Generic Strategies
• Overall cost leadership
– Simple organizational structures
– More quickly upgrade technology and
integrate feedback from the marketplace
– Make timely decisions
that affect cost
Generic Strategies
• Differentiation
– Use new technology
– Deploy resources in a radical new way
• Focus
– Niche strategies fit the small business mold
Combination Strategies
• Entrepreneurial firms are often in a strong
position to offer a combination strategy
– Combine best features of low-cost,
differentiation, and focus strategies
– Flexibility and quick decision-making ability of
a small firm not laden with layers of
Competitive Dynamics
• Competitive dynamics
– Intense rivalry, involving actions and
responses, among similar competitors vying
for the same customers in a marketplace.
Model of Competitive Dynamics
Exhibit 8.4
Why Do Companies Launch New Competitive Actions?
• Improve market position
• Capitalize on growing demand
• Expand production capacity
• Provide an innovative new solution
• Obtain first mover advantages
Threat Analysis
• Threat analysis
– A firm’s awareness of its closest competitors
and the kinds of competitive actions they
might be planning.
• Market commonality
• Resource similarity
Five “Hardball” Strategies
Devastate rivals’ profit sanctuaries
Plagiarize with pride
Deceive the competition
Unleash massive and overwhelming force
Raise competitors’ costs
Types of Competitive Actions
• Strategic actions
– Major commitments of distinctive and specific resources to strategic initiatives.
• Tactical actions
– Refinements or extensions of strategies usually involving minor resource commitments.
Likelihood of Competitive Reaction
• How a competitor is likely to respond will
depend on three factors
– Market dependence
– Competitor’s resources
– The reputation of the firm that initiates the
action (actor’s reputation)
Choosing Not to React
• Forbearance
– a firm’s choice of not
reacting to a rival’s
new competitive
• Co-opetition
– A firm’s strategy of
both cooperating and
competing with rival
Extra credit
• What do you learn from the entrepreneurial paper plane game from the perspective of entrepreneurship? (maximum 10 points)

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