TITLE

Venture Catalyst

AUTHOR(S)
Laurie, Donald L.
PUB. DATE
February 2001
SOURCE
Venture Catalyst - Business Book Summaries;2001, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Book Summary
DOC. TYPE
Book Summary
ABSTRACT
According to Laurie, an overwhelming majority of corporations that reach the Fortune 50 succumb to a declining growth rate from which they are unable to recover. Although there are myriad reasons for this &x201c; Fortune 50 stall,&x201d; the primary one has to do with a decrease in the kind of continuous and significant innovation that fuels double-digit growth. Executives of established businesses tend to be preoccupied with short-term results and, thus, favor incremental developments over projects that will take years to come to fruition, they may also fear cannibalizing their own products. R&D budgets are slashed to fund high-flying marketing campaigns or to reflect better earnings. They become venture catalysts by recognizing the potential of a new idea or business, mobilizing a team, and implementing a venture rapidly, by creating a new business within the corporation, by establishing corporate venture groups, by forming synergistic alliances with venture capitalists, by partnering with independent companies, and/or...
ACCESSION #
16898435

 

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