The College of Engineering, Center for Entrepreneurship has developed an Entrepreneurial Ownership course. Case studies on actual entrepreneurial situations have been written to enhance entrepreneurial skills and capabilities, improve understanding of the way alternative ownership decisions affect organizational dynamics, and take an in depth look at specific mechanisms that entrepreneurs can use to create positive ownership outcomes. The course was launched in winter 2011 and integrated the following cases into the new masters program: 1. Acme Life Sciences: To Sell or to Stay 2. Cataphora 3. Royal Rentals, by Moses Lee & Amy Goldstien including 4. SAIC (A, B) by William Hall & Moses Lee. Research is still in progress. More cases will be posted soon.
The recent funds donated to the Center for Entrepreneurship by the Beyster Fund will be used to develop additional curriculum development and to educate students about the approaches of employee ownership. More information about the Center for Entrepreneurship will be coming soon.
Management Flight Simulator Integrating Decisions on Compensation, Financing, and Product Development for Startup Firms
MIT Systems Dynamics Center is designing and testing a new "management flight simulator" that incorporates decisions on compensation, financing, and product development for a startup firm in the clean/green technology sector. A beta version is being piloted. Our Beyster Fellow continues to refine this tool during his second year of fellowship at Rutgers!
Teaching "A New Tool for Entrepreneurship Educators: Using Employee Ownership For Inspiration and Motivation in Entrepreneurship Ventures"
FED is supporting the Experiential Classroom, now at Oklahoma State University, as a test bed for the Beyster Institute to introduce employee ownership curriculum to leading entrepreneurship professors in the nation. This program provides an opportunity for piloting new employee ownership educational materials for entrepreneurship classes and curriculum.
Teaching Program Development on Employee Ownership
The Beyster Institute is developing educational materials and teaching employee ownership designed to support five constituents—students, faculty, business leaders of employee-owned (EO) companies, employees of EO companies, and professional services.
The Beyster Institute managed the completion and publication of academic case studies on Reflexite Corporation and LightWorks Optics in 2008 featured in the Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership (CLEO). Two new case studies available online – Namasté Solar and CALIBRE Systems, Inc. By producing well-written case studies that meet the academic standards expected of leading business schools, the results of this effort can significantly impact the awareness of employee ownership in business school curricula. More Information
University-Based Classes Taught:
Alabama A&M Research Institute • AAMURI 10thAnnual SBIR/STTR Small Business Conference • Building Small Business and University Collaborations
London School of Economics, British Academy Workshop • The Economics of Share Ownership and Incentive Pay: Findings and Policy Implications
MIT Sloan School of Management • Leadership and Employee Ownership: MIT Premier of the New Documentary –We the Owners • ES.571: Organizing and Financing Start-Ups for Growth and Sustainability • LF.200: Enterprise Leadership: One Size Does Not Fit All
San Diego State University, School of Management • MGT453: Creativity and Innovation
University of California, San Diego, Rady School of Management • MGT412: Lab to Market: Opportunity & Business Model Analysis • Innovation Through Federal R&D: From Concept to Commercialization
University of Michigan, School of Engineering • ENTR 415.001 Entrepreneurial Ownership