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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit

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Lee Swanson, University of Saskatchewan

Copyright Year: 2017


Language: English

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Reviewed by Ken Santiago, Business Adjunct Faculty, City Colleges of Chicago on 6/9/23

Entrepreneurs and those that start or run small businesses are often in the practice, curious and innovation stage. Many walk by faith and experience the pain of failure or disappointments around their work or investments. Swanson does a good job... read more

Reviewed by Joe Messer, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Manchester University on 3/31/23

The book covered a lot of the theory of entrepreneurship. However I felt it was missing actual practice. read more

Reviewed by Sharmila Karamchandani, Assistant Visiting Professor of Graphic Design at the Corcoran School of Art and Design, The George Washington University on 1/31/22

Topics are well chosen and follow a good sequence. The textbook needs more examples and case studies for students to understand how people tackle different components of the business plan differently. Chapter 5 was my favorite as it covers a lot... read more

Reviewed by Bernard Zannini, Adjunct Faculty, Business Department, Northern Essex Community College on 4/4/21

The topics are on target and presented in the correct sequence; examples in the book could be improved with more current topics. In the first chapter there should be examples of current entrepreneurs that the students can relate to (You Tube, Tik... read more

Reviewed by Montressa Washington, Assistant Professor, Shenandoah University on 7/31/20

The text covers the most important areas and ideas about Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Chapter 3: Evaluating Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Chapter 4: Business Models are especially on topic and provide useful examples that can be included... read more

Reviewed by Roberta Allison, Associate Professor, Massachusetts Bay Community College on 6/28/20

This textbook is for students and aspiring entrepreneurs who desire to understand the theories behind the art of entrepreneurship and who are searching for the tools that will elevate them to entrepreneurs. Pertinent questions are posed by the... read more

Reviewed by Neil Kane, Academic Specialist/Entrepreneur, Michigan State University on 11/20/19

The book is comprehensive in that it does a good job of cataloging the different facets of entrepreneurship. It is well referenced and useful as a compendium of resources on the topic. On the other hand, it is mostly suitable as a resource for... read more

Reviewed by Phillip Gonsher, Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Missouri Kansas City on 8/2/18

I thought the text covered many areas of entrepreneurship that are important, however seems as though a deeper explanation on many topics could have enhanced a lecture or classroom discussion. I recognize that even though entrepreneurship is a... read more

Reviewed by Dr. Julie Thomson, Lecturer in Innovation, Operations Management, Glasgow Caledonian University on 2/1/18

As a lecturer in Innovation Management, I was keen to read this text. A toolkit can be a helpful reference guide to dip in and out off and this text did not disappoint in this way. It covers a wide range of topics in the area of innovation and... read more

Table of Contents

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit

  • Chapter 1 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Chapter 2 – Opportunity Recognition and Design Thinking
  • Chapter 3 – Evaluating Entrepreneurial Opportunities
  • Chapter 4 – Business Models
  • Chapter 5 – Business Planning
  • Chapter 6 – Financing Entrepreneurship
  • Chapter 7 – Business Set-Up, Start-Up, and Growth
  • Chapter 8 – Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Chapter 9 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Chapter 10 – The Entrepreneurial Environment

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About the Book

This book is designed for upper year undergraduate students and graduate students studying fundamental entrepreneurship concepts.

About the Contributors


Dr. Lee Swanson is an Associate Professor of Management and Marketing at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. His research focuses on entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, Aboriginal entrepreneurship, community capacity-building through entrepreneurship, and institutional-stakeholder engagement. Dr. Swanson’s current research is funded through a Social Sciences Humanities Research Council grant and focuses on social and economic capacity building in Northern Saskatchewan and Northern Scandinavia. He is also actively studying Aboriginal community partnerships with resource based companies, entrepreneurship centres at universities, community-based entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions. He teaches upper-year and MBA entrepreneurship classes and conducts seminars on business planning and business development.

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