Course Reading Materials

Required Materials

The primary material for this course will be case studies. In order to supplement the cases, you will be provided with readings that come from a number of different sources. These readings have been carefully selected to reflect a variety of perspectives and stimulate your thinking.

There are two required texts:

Baker, Wayne. Achieving Success Through Social Capital: Tapping the Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Networks. Jossey-Bass, 2000.

Kidder, Tracy. The Soul of a New Machine. Avon Books, 1990.

Optional Readings

There are several other books that you may find useful during the course. These are not required, but should you desire to pursue a topic in greater depth, these provide a useful starting point:

(1) Coulter, Mary. Entrepreneurship in Action. Prentice-Hall, 2001.
This is the newest textbook on entrepreneurship. It offers an overview of every aspect of the entrepreneurial process with many examples and pointers to additional resources.

(2) Bagley, Constance E., and Craig E. Dauchy. The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law. West Educational Publishing, 1998.
This book is an overview of all of the legal issues surrounding entrepreneurship. It includes several chapters that are particularly relevant to managing people and organizations.

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2003