Theory E²: Working with Entrepreneurs in Closely-Held Enterprises X: Interplay between Entrepreneurship and Organizational Structures and Operations, and Organizational Culture

Theory E²: Working with Entrepreneurs in Closely-Held Enterprises X: Interplay between Entrepreneurship and Organizational Structures and Operations, and Organizational Culture

Conclusions

The central message of our contextual model of entrepreneurship is quite simple: everyone can be and should be an entrepreneur at certain times and in certain places in the ongoing life of the closely-held enterprise. There is a context within which anyone in the enterprise can be effective and can provide valuable leadership. When entrepreneurship is exhibited at all levels of the organization, then each of the four approaches to leadership and entrepreneurship will find its unique time and place to flourish.

Appropriate settings will be found or created to ensure the successful movement of the closely-held enterprise toward its central mission and social purpose. To the extent that a contemporary closely-held organization embraces this contextual model, we firmly believe that its entrepreneurial leader(s) can effectively meet the remarkable challenges of today’s complex, unpredictable and often chaotic business environment.

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William Bergquist

William BergquistWilliam Bergquist, Ph.D. An international coach and consultant, professor in the fields of psychology, management and public administration, author of more than 45 books, and president of a graduate school of psychology. Dr. Bergquist consults on and writes about personal, group, organizational and societal transitions and transformations. His published work ranges from the personal transitions of men and women in their 50s and the struggles of men and women in recovering from strokes to the experiences of freedom among the men and women of Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union. In recent years, Bergquist has focused on the processes of organizational coaching. He is coauthor with Agnes Mura of coachbook, co-founder of the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations and co-founder of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations. His graduate school (The Professional School of Psychology: www.psychology.edu) offers Master and Doctoral degrees in both clinical and organizational psychology to mature, accomplished adults.

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