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Help your students realize their dreams of small business success with Longenecker's market-leading text SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: LAUNCHING AND GROWING ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES, 17E. This popular text continues to lead with its comprehensive approach, precedent-setting coverage, innovative tools, engaging examples, and integrated resource package. SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, 17E delves into the fundamentals of business management with an emphasis on how to start a business as well as how to manage, grow, and harvest one--the full business cycle. The book's thorough emphasis on building the business plan offers a full complement of chapters plus a full business plan that gives you flexibility in assignment options. All-new cases, proven exercises, and online activities place students in the role of decision makers to sharpen their understanding of concepts. Unforgettable examples, exciting video cases, and coverage of the most current developments in business management today keep this engaging text as current and practical now as it was when it led the market in its first edition 50 years ago. Each edition builds upon past strengths with new innovations and breakthrough developments. SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, 17E provides the valuable resources your students will reference and rely upon throughout their entire business careers. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
1. The Entrepreneurial Life.
2. Entrepreneurial Integrity and Ethics.
3. Getting Started.
4. Franchising and Buyouts.
5. The Family Business.
6. The Business Plan: Visualizing the Dream.
7. The Marketing Plan.
8. The Human Resource Plan: Managers, Owners, Allies, and Directors.
9. The Location Plan.
10. Understanding a Firm's Financial Statements.
11. Forecasting Financial Requirements.
12. A Firm's Sources of Financing.
13. Planning for the Harvest.
14. Building Customer Relationships.
15. Product and Supply Chain Management.
16. Pricing and Credit Decisions.
17. Promotional Planning.
18. Global Opportunities for Small Business.
19. Professional Management in the Entrepreneurial Firm.
20. Managing Human Resources.
21. Managing Operations.
22. Managing the Firm's Assets.
23. Managing Risk in the Small Business.
Justin G. Longenecker
Justin G. Longenecker established SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT as a leader in the market when he wrote the first edition of the book more than 50 years ago. In addition to this market-leading text, he authored a number of other meaningful business books and numerous articles in journals, such as Journal of Small Business Management, Academy of Management Review, Business Horizons and Journal of Business Ethics. Dr. Longenecker was active in several professional organizations and served as president of the International Council for Small Business. In 2005, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) honored him with the Max S. Wortman Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, the selection as a USASBE Justin G. Longenecker Fellow is the highest recognition that the association gives to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development, furtherance and benefit of small and medium businesses. Dr. Longenecker truly was a legend in his own time and continues to have profound influence through the lives of those who knew him. Dr. Longenecker grew up in a family business. After attending Central Christian College of Kansas for two years, he earned his B.A. in political science from Seattle Pacific University, his M.B.A. from Ohio State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He taught at Baylor University, where he was Emeritus Chavanne Professor of Christian Ethics in Business until his death in 2005.
J. William Petty
Bill Petty is Professor of Finance and the W.W. Caruth Chairholder in Entrepreneurship at Baylor University and has been named a University Master Teacher. He also helped establish the Baylor Angel Network where he now serves on the board. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. from Abilene Christian University, where he is a member of the university's board of trustees. He has taught at Virginia Tech University and Texas Tech University and has served as the dean of the business school at Abilene Christian University. Dr. Petty's research interests include acquisitions of privately held companies, shareholder value-based management, the financing of small and entrepreneurial firms, angel financing and exit strategies for privately held firms. He has served as co-editor for the Journal of Financial Research and editor of the Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance. He has published articles in numerous finance and small business journals and is the co-author of a leading corporate finance textbook, FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE. Dr. Petty has worked as a consultant for oil and gas firms and consumer product companies. He also served as a subject matter expert on a best-practices study on shareholder value-based management, funded by the American Productivity and Quality Center. He was part of a research team for the Australian Department of Industry to study the feasibility of establishing a public equity market for small- and medium-sized enterprises in Australia. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the Financial Management Association and currently serves on the Board of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). In addition, he serves as the audit chair for a publicly traded energy firm.
Leslie E. Palich
Leslie E. Palich is the W.A. Mays Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University, where he teaches courses in small business management, international entrepreneurship, strategic management and international business to undergraduate and graduate students in the Hankamer School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.B.A. from Arizona State University and a B.A. from Manhattan Christian College. Dr. Palich's research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Small Business Management and several other periodicals. Having directed international education programs for more than two decades, Dr. Palich has taught entrepreneurship and strategic management in a number of countries in Europe and Latin America. His interest in entrepreneurial opportunity and small business management dates back to his youth, when he set up an agricultural sales venture to experiment with small business ownership. That early experience became a springboard for a number of other enterprises. Since that time, he has owned and operated domestic ventures in agribusiness, automobile sales, real estate development, and educational services, as well as an international import business. Dr. Palich also launched Lead Generation X, an Internet marketing firm set up to employ cutting-edge promotional methods to serve clients and their customers.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Frank Hoy is the Paul R. Beswick Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the School of Business at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he serves as director of the Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Previously, he was director of the Centers for Entrepreneurial Development, Advancement, Research and Support at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Professor Hoy joined the WPI faculty in August 2009. He holds a BBA from the University of Texas at El Paso, an MBA from the University of North Texas, and a PhD in management from Texas A&M University. He was a faculty member in the Department of Management at the University of Georgia for 10 years, where he founded and directed the Center for Business and Economic Studies, coordinated the entrepreneurship curriculum, and served as state director of the Georgia Small Business Development Center. In 1991, he returned to Texas to join UTEP as a professor of management and entrepreneurship and dean of the College of Business Administration. Hoy is a past president of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, which honored him in 2014 with the Max S. Wortman Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a past chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. His research has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, and Family Business Review, and he is a past editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
"I really enjoyed reviewing the text. I like having input on how the text that I utilize is designed. So far, the students seem to like this text. They really enjoy the real-life examples. The examples give them hope that they can start a business too."
"3 Strongest chapters: Chapter 1. Good stories for getting the student's interest Chapter 5: The Family Business. This is a common business model and was very relevant to some of my students. Chapter 6: The Business Plan: Because of the plan's importance to the success of a business."