ERIC Number: EJ792333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 2
Entrepreneurial Consulting: Some Structural and Personal Learnings
Lyons, Morgan; Harrington, Maura J.
New Directions for Evaluation, n111 p51-56 Fall 2006
These authors, who have managed a small, entrepreneurial applied-research firm for more than twenty years, share their reflections about what elements of organizational structure have worked best for them, and offer some observations on a personal level as well about how to optimize and remain viable in a volatile professional field. The term "entrepreneurial consulting" can be applied to an individual, a small firm, or even a quasi-independent unit within a large organization. Wherever it is found, some of its basic features include a capacity to create new work opportunities, to adapt and grow with changing markets, and to deliver quality products and services efficiently. While the authors give a nod to management and organizational literature, this chapter is primarily about their reflections on the experience of developing and tending their firm.
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Research, Consultants, Staff Development, Work Experience, Economic Opportunities, Job Development, Adjustment (to Environment), Free Enterprise System, Delivery Systems, Researchers, Social Science Research, Work Environment
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