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The Entrepreneurial Shift
Americanization in European High-Technology Management Education

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  • This book is a provocative study of how American-led entrepreneurship transformed business education in Europe. Starting with Silicon Valley's high technology businesses, and examining business schools in France, Germany, and the Czech Republic, Robert Locke shows how management education shifted in response to an increasingly entrepreneurial business context. His work is an important contribution that will be of interest to academics, students, and business professionals concerned with current thought on what should be taught and emphasized in contemporary business education.

    • Uniquely combines three fields that are expanding in modern society: management education, information technology and entrepreneurship
    • Explores the historical development and institutionalisation of entrepreneurship as an educational discipline
    • Co-author Robert Locke has a considerable worldwide reputation in this field
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...a thoughtful essay on the difficult terrain of academia and high-tech entrepreneurship." Professor Les Hannah, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo

    "The Entrepreneurial Shift is an impressive achievement and makes an outstanding contribution to the literature on management education. This book is a demonstration, based on an international study, that technology changes and American entrepreneurial culture play a key role in shaping educational systems both inside and outside the USA." Alain Fayolle, Professor of Entrepreneurship, E.M. Lyon and I.N.P. Grenoble, France

    "A highly original account of the European response to the Silicon Valley phenomenon and the growth of entrepreneurial studies in American business schools. The book opens up a new dimension to debates about the Americanization of European business and management education." Geoffrey Jones, Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511838088
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from
  • Table of Contents

    1. Phenomenal Silicon Valley and the second Americanization
    2. American management education - adding the entrepreneurial dimension
    3. Adjusting higher education in France and Germany to a post 1945 world
    4. Creating German and French entrepreneurship studies
    5. Networking for high tech start-ups in Germany and France
    6. The Czech Republic: an arrested development
    7. Conclusions and policy recommendations.

  • Authors

    Robert R. Locke, University of Hawaii, Manoa

    Katja E. Schöne

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