|Part I: The global environment for entrepreneurship|
|1||Course overview and introduction||
French, Howard W., and Lydia Polgreen. "Entrepreneurs from China Flourish in Africa." The New York Times, August 18, 2007, Late Edition, sec. A1.
McMillan, John, and Christopher Woodruff. "The Central Role of Entrepreneurs in Transition Economies." Journal of Economic Perspectives 16, no. 3 (2002): 153-170.
Baumol, William. "Entrepreneurship: Productive, Unproductive, and Destructive." Journal of Political Economy 98, no. 5 (1990): 893-921.
Polgreen, Lydia, and Howard W. French. "China's Trade in Africa Carries a Price Tag." The New York Times, August 21, 2007, Late Edition, sec. A1.
|2||Issues for entrepreneurs in developing markets||
Beleza Natural: Choosing the Right Growth Model - MIT Case
Wilson, Dominique, and Roopa Purushothaman. "Dreaming with BRICs: The Path to 2050." Goldman Sachs, Global Economics Paper No. 99, 2003.
Acemoglu, Daron, Simon Johnson, and James A. Robinson. "Institutions as a Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth." In Handbooks in Economics. Vol. 1, Handbook of Economic Growth. Edited by Philippe Aghion and Seven N. Durlauf. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: North Holland, 2005, sections 1, 5, 6, and 8. ISBN: 9780444508379.
World Bank. "Doing Business 2007: How to Reform. Comparing Regulation in 175 Economies." 2007.
World Bank. "Doing Business in Brazil." 2007.
|3||How entrepreneurial companies respond to corruption||
Fisman, Raymond. "Estimating the Value of Political Connections." American Economic Review 91, no. 4 (2001): 1095-1102.
Kaufmann, Daniel, Aart Kraay, and Massimo Mastruzzi. "Governance Matters V: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators for 1996-2005." World Bank, 2006. (PDF)
Kaufmann, Daniel, Aart Kraay, and Massimo Mastruzzi. "Governance Matters V: Appendices." World Bank, 2006.
|4||Opportunities amid extreme unpredictability||
McMillan, John, and Christopher Woodruff. "The Central Role of Entrepreneurs in Transition Economies." Journal of Economic Perspectives 16, no. 3 (2002): 153-170. Review the section on "Entrepreneurs' Strategies."
Review Core Carbon Group.
"Renaissance Capital Led $300 Million Equity Offering by Nigeria's United Bank for Africa." Renaissance Capital, News and Press Releases, April 18, 2007.
Prince, Todd. "Renaissance Capital Founder Jennings Plans to Double Investment in Africa." Business Report, May 31, 2007.
Granville, Christopher, and Alexey Zabotkin. "Lessons of a Decade." Russia: Equity Strategy. United Financial Group and Deutsche Bank, September 5, 2005.
Tsepliaeva, Julia, and Anastasia Levashova. "Russia: The Middle Class." Emerging Markets Economics and Strategy: Russia and CIS. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., August 29, 2007.
|6||How the government shapes the entrepreneurial environment||Huang, Yasheng. "Why is Entrepreneurship Missing in Shanghai?" Paper prepared for the National Bureau of Economic Research pre-conference on "International Differences in Entrepreneurship." May 11, 2007.|
|7||Legal environments and IP protection||
MacFarquhar, Larissa. "Bag Man: Cracking Down on Fashion Fakes." The New Yorker, March 19, 2007, 126-137.
McMillan, John, and Christopher Woodruff. "Private Order under Dysfunctional Public Order." Michigan Law Review 98, no. 8 (2000): 2421-2458.
Johnson, Simon, John McMillan, and Christopher Woodruff. "Property Rights and Finance." American Economic Review 92, no. 5 (2002): 1335-1356.
McMillan, John, and Christopher Woodruff. "Dispute Prevention Without Courts in Vietnam." Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 15, no. 3 (1999): 637-658.
|Part II: The challenges facing entrepreneurial firms|
|8||Working in a G-Lab project||Lehrich, Jonathan, Paul John Paredes, and Ramesh Ravikumar. "Compsis at a Crossroads." MIT Sloan School Case 07-044, April 25, 2008.|
|9||Life sciences overview, biotech entrepreneurship||
Kalegaonkar, Archana, Richard Locke, and Jonathan Lehrich. "Biocon India Group." MIT Sloan School Case 08-081, November 4, 2008.
Ferrer, Marcela, Halla Thorsteinsdóttir, Uyen Quach, Peter A. Singer, and Abdallah S. Daar. "The Scientific Muscle of Brazil's Health Biotechnology." Nature Biotechnology 22 (2004): DC8-DC12.
Kumar, Nandini K, Uyen Quach, Halla Thorsteinsdóttir, Hemlatha Somsekhar, Abdallah S Daar, and Peter A Singer. "Indian Biotechnology: Rapidly Evolving and Industry Led." Nature Biotechnology 22 (2004): DC31-DC36.
Spoleto Culinaria Italiana - MIT Case
Color/9 - Tatitos - MIT Case
Ramamurti, Ravi, and Jitendra V. Singh. 2007. "Generic Strategies of India's Emerging Multinationals." Paper prepared for the Northeastern University-Wharton School conference on "Emerging Multinationals from Emerging Markets" held at Northeastern University, June 22-23, 2007. Read all sections from "Emerging Indian Multinationals" to "Pathways for Strategy Migration."
|12||You are not alone||
El-Qorchi, Mohammed. "The Hawala System." Finance and Development 39, no. 4 (2002).
McMillan, John, and Christopher Woodruff. "Interfirm Relationships and Informal Credit in Vietnam." Quarterly Journal of Economics 114, no. 4 (1999): 1285-1320.
|14||Global sales strategies for ambitious entrepreneurs||Kuemmerle, Walter, and Chad Ellis. "Spotfire: Managing a Multinational Start-Up." Harvard Business School Case. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9-899-078, October 12, 1998.|
|15||Being an entrepreneur|
|18||Team meetings with faculty advisors|
|19||Investigation and analysis|
Christensen, Clayton M., and Scott D. Anthony. "Making SMaL Big: SMaL Camera Technologies." Harvard Business School Case. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9-603-116, March 24, 2003.
CASE HTS-110 - MIT Case
Christensen, Clayton M., Scott D. Anthony, Gerald Berstell, and Denise Nitterhouse. "Finding the Right Job for Your Product." Sloan Management Review 48, no. 3 (2007): 38-47.
|21||Team meetings with faculty advisors|
|22||Organizational development and human resource management||
Paine, Lynn Sharp, Carin-Isabel Knoop, and Suma Raju. "Wipro Technologies (A)." Harvard Business School Case. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9-301-043, February 7, 2001.
Applegate, Lynda M., and Kirk Goldman. "Internet Securities, Inc.: Building a Business in Turbulent Times (A)." Harvard Business School Case. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9-398-007, September 24, 1997.
Rai, Sharita. "Outsourcers Struggling to Keep Workers in the Fold." The New York Times, November 12, 2005.
Baron, James N., Michael T. Hannan, and M. Diane Burton. "Labor Pains: Organizational Change and Employee Turnover in Young, High-Tech Firms." American Journal of Sociology 106, no. 4 (2001): 960-1012.
"Capturing Talent." The Economist, August 18-24, 2007.
Burton, M. Diane. "The Company They Keep: Founders' Models for Organizing New Firms." In The Entrepreneurship Dynamic: Origins of Entrepreneurship and the Evolution of Industries. Edited by Claudia B. Schoonhoven and Elaine Romanelli. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780804737906.
|23||Best practices overview|
Locke, Richard M. "Building Trust." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, September 1, 2001.
|Part III: The internship and final reports|
|25||Following month: G-Lab internship|
|26||One week following end of internship: Faculty meetings|
|27||10 days following end of internship: G-Lab poster session|