Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing assignment paper

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Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing assignment paper

The objective of this assignment is to link the course material on the three phases of entrepreneurship (the start-up phase, the growth phase and the maturity phase) to the information in the biography of a successful entrepreneur. Additionally, you have to show that you have read and understood a biography and the course material and are able to analyse the content of the biography using your knowledge of the course material.

In your individual report, you have to answer three questions and substantiate the answers with examples, illustrations or quotes taken from the (auto)biography. In the lecture slides, I have given several examples of these illustrations and quotes. It is important that you do not just replicate the lecture slides but use your own illustrations and quotes.

In your individual report, you will have to answer one question from the start-up phase, one question from the growth phase and also one question from the maturity phase (choose from the questions below). I advise you to choose to answer three questions with which you are able to provide good links to your biography.

Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing assignment paper

Questions
Part 1 of the report: The start-up phase

Answer ONE of these three questions:

1.    Firstly, what are the traits and motivations of the founder(s)? Explain how they have contributed to the success of the start-up.
2.    Secondly, what are the key elements of the business model of the start-up? Explain how they have contributed to the success of the start-up.
3.    Thirdly, what different types of funding have been used by the start-up? Also, explain how they have contributed to the success of the start-up.

Part 2 of the report: The growth phase

Answer ONE of these three questions:

4.    Fourthly, what type of growth funding has been used by the company? Explain how it has contributed to the growth of the company.
5.    Also, what type of growth strategy has been used by the company?
(Internationalization? New product development? Diversification?) Also, explain how it has contributed to the growth of the company.
6.    Additionally, what alliances or joint ventures did the company form? Explain how they contributed to the growth of the company.

Part 3 of the report: The maturity phase

Answer ONE of these three questions:

7.    Subsequently, provide an example that illustrates how the company engaged in corporate entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship. Explain if and how this activity has contributed to the survival of the company.
8.    Provide an example that illustrates a failure of the company, and also how the company has aimed to deal with this failure.
9.    Lastly, provide an example of how the company has exited certain activities or industries, or has exited entirely by selling the company or merging with another company. Explain why this exit has happened.

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