Management training of technological entrepreneurs
by Prof. Pier A. Abetti, Roger Savoy
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (IJCEELL), Vol. 1, No. 4, 1991

Abstract: The majority of new technological ventures are started by entrepreneurs, who are leaders in their chosen technological fields, but lack business and management experience. Thus, of the companies that fail, about two-thirds fail for management reasons, and one-third for technical reasons. This paper describes the innovative approach developed at Rensselaer to give management training to technological entrepreneurs and, at the same time to offer management assistance to new ventures in the Rensselaer Incubator and Technology Park. Two new courses 'Principles of Entrepreneurship' and 'Technological Entrepreneurship' are described and case histories are presented. Surveys of the 95 students and 29 companies that have participated in the program to date show high degrees of satisfaction and concrete results. Finally, guidelines are offered for universities and business development organisations intending to offer similar training programs to their communities.

Online publication date: Tue, 15-Dec-2009

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (IJCEELL):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email