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Books to Read (Entrepreneurship) January 28, 2005

Posted by dhar in Misc.

As promised in the previous post, here are some good books on Entrepreneurship as recommended by Prof. Venkataraman. Once again, thanks to Thimmaiah Chendrimada for following up and patiently collating the list.

Prof. Venkataraman’s List

  • Rita McGrath and Ian MacMillan, 2000. The Entrepreneurial Mind-Set. Harvard University Press.
  • Clayton Christensen, 1997. The Innovator’s Dilemma. Harvard University Press.
  • Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor, 2003. The Innovator’s Solution. Harvard University Press.
  • Drucker, Peter. 1985. Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Harper & Row: New York.
  • Duncan Watts, 2003. Six Degrees. Norton Press.
  • Ronald Burt, 1995. Structural Holes (Chapter 1 and 3). Harvard University Press.
  • Scott Shane, 2003. A General Theory of Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar Press.
  • Saxenian, Anna Lee, 1994. Regional Advantage. Harvard University Press.
  • Bhide, Amar. 2000. The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses. Oxford University Press: New York.
  • Sahlman, William, Stevenson, Howard, Roberts, Michael and Bhide, Amar. 1999. The Entrepreneurial Venture, Second Edition. HBS Press: Boston.
  • What do venture capitalists do? HBS Case 9-288-015
  • Sahlman, Structure and Governance of V.C. Investment, in Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 27 (1990)


1. Sandeep - January 29, 2005

thats a gr8 series of posts Dhar..keep up the good work.
Many of us r following it.

2. Anonymous - January 29, 2005

Great list. Keep them coming

3. Suhit Anantula - January 29, 2005


Good job. As usual I have posted the list on my blog.


However, I would like to point out that the list has two good books missing. Built to Last and Good to Great by Jim Collins. They are must.


4. Anonymous - February 16, 2005

Could you please post a similar list of finance related books. I wish to have Finance as my major and I’m from IT background.

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