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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Fall 2006

SOC 396l • Entrepreneurship and Incubation: Identifying and Commercializing New Opportunities

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
47725 MW
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
utc 4.102

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to understand the relationship between entrepreneurship and the reduction of risk through incubation. Although we certainly discuss and give a strong consideration to the entrepreneurial process, the main emphasis is on how this process is enhanced by the entrepreneurial environment. Over the last 25 years or so, the majority of the great companies that scaled in America were founded in three environments; Austin, Texas, Silicon Valley, and Rt. 128 in Boston. Studying and understanding the environment, and how entrepreneurs use that environment for wealth creation and job creation, is the subject matter of Entrepreneurship and Incubation. The course also depends on


  • BC Crandall (edited), Nanotechnology.
  • David Rosenberg, Cloning Silicon Valley.
  • Harvard Business School (HBS) Press, The Entrepreneurial Venture.
  • Gary Hoover, Hoover's Vision: Original Thinking for Business Success.
  • Kay Hammer, Workplace Warrior: Insights and Advice for Winning on the Corporate Battlefield.
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