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Collaborative Entrepreneurship
How Communities of Networked Firms Use Continuous Innovation to Create Economic Wealth
Raymond E. Miles, Grant Miles, and Charles C. Snow

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2005
144 pages.
$35.95

Cloth ISBN: 9780804748018

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Anticipating the future environment of business, Collaborative Entrepreneurship discusses a revolutionary new competitive strategy of continuous innovation that fulfills the need for efficient provision of a constant stream of new products, services, and markets. The book explains how firms can build a collaborative community within which they can freely share in the creation of wealth through innovation with the assurance that the wealth they create will be equitably distributed.

Today, the ability of firms to innovate is restricted by barriers both inside the firm and within their existing markets—barriers that produce limited knowledge utilization and incremental innovations. Collaborative Entrepreneurship describes how these barriers can be overcome so that shared knowledge can drive continuous, sustained innovation across a network of firms and markets.

About the author

Raymond E. Miles is Professor Emeritus in the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He has consulted widely, served as a member of boards of directors, and is an active participant in his local community. Grant Miles is Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business Administration at the University of North Texas. He has taught a variety of management topics to both students and managers in the United States and internationally. Charles C. Snow is the Mellon Foundation Professor of Business Administration in the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University. He is Chairman of the Department of Management and Organization, and has taught students and executives in over 25 countries.

"In writing this book, the authors have taken a pioneering step in developing a model for how collaborative entrepreneurship might work in practice....The overall result in an intriguing and stimulating read that shares a glimpse on tomorrow's organizational thinking with today's practitioners and academics."

Organization Studies

"The authors put forward a bold and compelling approach to meeting the challenge of delivering continuous innovation in the 21st century. Their vision of multi-firm collaborative networks offers a clear and insightful model for breaking through the barriers to innovation encountered by many organizations today, and represents the next generation of organizational thinking."

—Steven S Reinemund, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

"Collaborative Entrepreneurship takes the reality of 21st century competition and proposes a new way of organizing to be successful in this environment. Sensitive to the attitudinal and ideological barriers to new ways of organizing, the authors offer a blueprint for future organizations and some practical ways to implement their vision."

—Jeffrey Pfeffer, Stanford Business School