Entrepreneurial Executive

Publishes practical manuscripts on entrepreneurship and small business. Its primary objective is to address the issues faced by small business owners and managers in their efforts to achieve a level of success for their businesses. Subjects of interest include any area of entrepreneurship and/or small business that would be of interest to practitioners and faculty interested in the more practical applications of knowledge in the field.

Articles from Vol. 17, Annual

A Geo-Spatial Examination of Small-Owned Businesses of Kentucky
BACKGROUND OF GIS Geographic Information Systems, referred to as GIS, have continued to develop and expand applications and uses as technology and computing power have developed. During the mid-1990s GIS technology became more prevalent with many...
A Gumbo of Catastrophic Effects-The Effects of the BP Oil Spill Measured during the Oil Spill and Six Months after the Oil Spill on Three Towns in South Louisiana
INTRODUCTION On April 20, 2010, an explosion and fire occurred on the BP licensed Transocean drilling rig Deepwater Horizon which ultimately sank claiming eleven lives and spewing over 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico (Clifford,...
Community Building as Institutional Entrepreneurship: Exploring the Emergence of a Popular Music Community
INTRODUCTION How institutions are created, maintained, shaped, and changed are the central interests of institutional entrepreneurship (Bruton, Ahlstrom, & Li, 2010). Current research on institutional entrepreneurship has investigated the questions...
Correlates of Gender and Credit Behavior in Small Firms: Evidence from a Small, Developing Economy
INTRODUCTION The financing of small firms has been a matter of enormous interest to policymakers and academic researchers alike (e.g. Berger & Udell, 1995; Robb & Wolken 2002; Beck et al., 2008; Autio 2007; Cole & Mehran, 2009 etc)....
Private Company Financial Reporting Strategies for Small and Midsize Companies
INTRODUCTION At a recent national conference, Leslie F. Seidman, current chair of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) noted that there were "two elephants in the room" (Seidman, 2011). She was referring to International Financial Reporting...
The Evolution of Social Media as a Marketing Tool for Entrepreneurs
INTRODUCTION Entrepreneurs face many daunting tasks in the operation of their businesses, not the least of which is maximizing the marketing potential of social media while at the same time being able to measure cost benefits. According to the 2011...
The Relationship of Investor Decisions and Entrepreneurs' Dispositional and Interpersonal Factors
OVERVIEW Use and Effectiveness of Business Plans There has been quite a bit of research examining the decision-making processes and criteria of investors, specifically venture capitalists and angel investors. Many familiar with entrepreneurial...
Using Biography to Teach Entrepreneurship
INTRODUCTION Despite the continued debate about whether entrepreneurs are made or born, there is a continued rise in undergraduate entrepreneurship programs (Finkle, Kuratko, and Goldsby 2004; Honig 2004). Accordingly, an emerging question is how...