Entrepreneurial Management Introductory Guide

This Urban Extension Entrepreneurial Management Introductory Guide provides easy access to resources to ______________ Management logo

This section brings together management theory and practice from multiple perspectives.

  • Entrepreneurial Management (strategic orientation, resource orientation, management structure, reward philosophy, and entrepreneurial culture).
  • Management Competencies identified by Urban Extension Directors around the country. 
  • Management Strategies. Taking a facilitating approach to the management of tasks, people, and ourselves can influence our results as we plan, organize, implement, and control.

Participants learn to improve:

  • Awareness of entrepreneurial management factors and resources for managing tasks, people, and self.
  • Knowledge of urban Extension management competencies.
  • Ability to leverage resources to address management priorities.


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Multimedia Resources


Academy of Management

A Paradigm of Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial Management

An Operationalization of Stevenson’s Conceptualization of Entrepreneurship as Opportunity-based Firm Behavior

Entrepreneurial Orientation Versus Entrepreneurial Management: Relating Miller/Covin & Slevin's Conceptualization to Stevenson's

The Relationship between Corporate Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management

Entrepreneurial Motivation

Managing Tasks (goals, change, problems, results, work activities - resource acquisition, alignment, management; reporting purposes and processes)

Leadership Without Easy Answers (free eBook)

Adaptive Leadership (videos)

Inquiry Institute - Change your questions, change your life

The TOWS Matrix - A Tool for Situational Analysis

Complexity leadership theory: An interactive perspective on leading in complex adaptive systems

Frames, Biases, and Rational Decision-Making in the Human Brain

Kotter's 8-Step Process for Leading Change and Accelerate

Understanding and Facilitating Organizational Change in the21st Century

Resistance to Change: A Literature Review and Empirical Study

2013 Culture and Change Management Survey

Force Field Analysis Worksheet

Journal of Change Management

Scenario Planning

Using Scenario Planning to Reshape Strategy

American Evaluation Association

A Field Guide to Ripple Effects Mapping

Web Literacy - Is that information authentic?

Managing People (inter-unit relations, teams, communications, rewards, learning)

Society for Human Resource Management

Association for Talent Development

National Extension Conference on Volunteerism

Entrepreneurial Teams: Definition and Performance Factors

Collective Cognition: When Entrepreneurial Teams, Not Individuals, Make Decisions

The Role of Human Resource Management in Risk Management

Managing Self (integrity, emotions, development)


Perspective on the study of work-life balance


University Extension Support Units (Human Resources, Business Office and Finance, Operations/Policies, Real Estate, Facilities, Equipment, Grants and Contracts, Legal, Information Technology, Equity and Inclusion, Government Affairs, Advancement)

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