Resources: references and links
This group of pages - still far from complete - will contain references and links that are useful in the study of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Rather than producing a page with many specific links (which would rapidly become outdated), this page focuses on links to other sites that are well maintained.
What is entrepreneurship? A page on this site, with links to other pages defining entrepreneurship.
Resources for marketing planning in Australia
A page on the main websites with information that can be used in the preparation of marketing plans in Australia, covering mainly secondary research, but also with some key links for primary market research.
Core publications in entrepreneurship and related fields: a guide to getting published. This page from Jerome A Katz at Saint Louis University in the USA lists most of the English-language journals in entrepreneurship and related areas. Firstly, the "big 5" - Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Small Business Management, Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice. Katz also lists 45 other academic journals on entrepreneurship, plus a number of other relevant journals.
As we could find no corresponding lists of journals in innovation, we created our own ranking. The top five journals were Research Policy, Technovation, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Long Range Planning, and the International Journal of Innovation Management. Here are details of the method used, and other journals on innovation.
Among the non-academic journals, the most notable include:
- Inc - small business resources for the entrepreneur.
- Fast Company - a magazine for business leaders.
- Red Herring - a magazine on new technology.
- Australian Anthill - itself an entrepreneurial success story.
- An Australian magazine, Fast Thinking.
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). A consortium based at the London Business School, it produces an annual monitor of entrepreneurship in 39 countries, mainly those at an advanced stage of development.
Books on innovation and entrepreneurship: a selected list from the University of Florida's library.
Links to further links
The Arthur Rock Center at the Harvard Business School has a page of Resources for Entrepreneurs, with links to a wide range of useful articles.
The Social Science Information Gateway in Britain lists 122 web resources on entrepreneurship.
Methods of research into innovations: methods for generating ideas, testing concepts, estimating markets, and discovering tacit knowledge.
The IMP Group ("Industrial marketing and purchasing" - also known as "markets as networks") has a website at www.impgroup.org with around 100 of its 1000-odd papers on the networking aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Specific links, highly relevant to CDE
There's also a South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme, which aims to provide young South Australians aged between 18 and 30 with the skills and confidence to develop and implement their business idea and make self employment a viable and worthwhile option.
The OECD's LEED program (Local Economic and Employment Development).
The Science and Technology Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex.
The ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition, at the University of Manchester.
These books provide full (or almost full) text online. Most of them are also available as bound books.
Democratizing Innovation, by Eric von Hippel (MIT Press, USA, 2005). Von Hippel, who for years has studied "lead users", notes that many innovations come from users, rather than inventors. This book covers the growth of the Open Source movement, and related trends.
Civic Entrepreneurship, by Sue Goss and Charles Leadbeater (Demos, UK, 1998). The authors argue that these problems can be overcome by encouraging entrepreneurship in the public sector to develop innovative solutions to local problems.
The Oslo Manual on innovation studies, from the OECD. This book (3rd edition, 2005) provides guidelines for collecting and interpreting innovation data, enabling cross-national comparability for research on innovation.
Entrepreneurship: A Policy Primer, by Kevin Hindle and Susan Rushworth (2002) commissioned by the Queensland Innovation Council.