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Exploring the marketing - entrepreneurship interface: bringing an understanding of small business marketing into the curriculum

Day, John and Reynolds, Paul Lewis (2011) Exploring the marketing - entrepreneurship interface: bringing an understanding of small business marketing into the curriculum. In: Paper presentations of the 2010 University of Huddersfield Annual Learning and Teaching Conference. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 102-115.

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    Abstract

    The success of small firms worldwide is determined by entrepreneurship and marketing (Hills, 1995). 95% of firms worldwide are small (less than 250 employees) – and often smaller than that. Marketing and entrepreneurship are not the same but they are interconnected. Consider Apple, the fabled 1970’s ‘garage’ start-up by Wozniak and Jobs. Often great innovators but not always great entrepreneurs. That is until they revolutionised the music industry with iTunes, and in the future, may well revolutionise personal computing with the iPad.

    This paper considers the authors’ experience over the last decade in teaching what can be called entrepreneurial marketing. Given our belief, which is surprisingly common, that entrepreneurship is to some extent learnable and thus teachable – it is both ‘nature and nurture’ … we share our experience of our module – Marketing of Small Business. Our research interests both feed into, and draw from, our teaching on this final year module.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Uncontrolled Keywords: SME, marketing, entrepreneurship
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
    Schools: Teaching and Learning Institute
    The Business School
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    Depositing User: Graham Stone
    Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2011 17:43
    Last Modified: 24 Feb 2011 17:43
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9667

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