Entrepreneurship & Growth

Taking over a business – the questions you need to ask yourself before taking the plunge

Apr 11th, 2019|0 Comments

The decision to buy a company is a strategic choice, both personal and professional, and not only for you, but also for your family and friends. It will have a considerable impact on the dynamics of each of these actors’ lives.

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Actions speak louder than their words to potential investors

Jan 9th, 2019|0 Comments

One of the key challenges for start-ups and entrepreneurs who are not privileged enough to already have large sums of money at their disposal, is acquiring the vital funds needed to transform their ideas into reality. There are many ways to attempt to obtain this funding such as personal connections, crowdfunding or government start-up schemes, what these methods have in common is they all involve trying to persuade others that your product or service is worth investing in.

Government funded business start-up programmes – a waste of public money?

Jun 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Over the past few decades it seems that governments around the world have fallen in love with the idea of entrepreneurship. And why not?

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Why Great Companies Fail in the Face of Disruption ?

Feb 28th, 2018|0 Comments

And How to Make Sure Your Company Doesn't Today, no company can consider itself sheltered from disruption. If taxi drivers, who operate under a state-regulated monopoly, can feel

Will we all soon be “egopreneurs”?

Nov 8th, 2017|0 Comments

In his speeches, President Macron repeatedly refers to the concepts of "ability" and "enablement". The idea of working to improve each person's freedom and ability to act is a political issue that also directly affects management practices and corporate history.

Self-efficacy, desirability and feasibility are key to the entrepreneurial spirit

Mar 1st, 2017|0 Comments

In research into entrepreneurship, the notions of self-efficacy, desirability and feasibility and the propensity to act are key elements and useful markers that help us to understand and decipher intention. They provide a framework for this fundamental drive to mobilise each individual’s talent in a different way.

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Risky business – How family-owned firms react to ‘environmental jolts’

Jan 13th, 2017|0 Comments

So – you’re a long-established family business. Your company has been passed through family hands for generations and has been situated on the same site since the beginning. Your customers are loyal, and many of them are local. Business is fine. Life is good...

  • Philippe Silberzahn, Disruptive Innovation

In the face of disruption, don’t be customer oriented!

Sep 8th, 2016|0 Comments

While his latest book - A Manager’s Guide to Disruptive Innovation - has just been published, Philippe Silberzahn agreed to answer a few questions for Knowledge@emlyon.

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The ups and downs of the 2016 Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index

Jul 6th, 2016|0 Comments

While the 2016 Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index has just been released, Alexander Groh agreed to comment for knowledge@emlyon the major changes taking place in the ranking.

Earning a living, one project at a time

Dec 1st, 2015|0 Comments

“How do you get somebody that you’ve never met before to entrust you with more than half a million pounds when they haven’t even seen you produce anything?"