Entrepreneurship In Ireland

Bernard O'Hara
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Together with the principles of business management and their application within an Irish SME start-up context, this new textbook presents the enterprise environment in Ireland and the concept of entrepreneurship.

This text book has been written for students taking entrepreneurship courses in universities and Institutes of Technology; Fáilte Ireland courses and any course where entrepreneurship is a module; people managing their own business, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs. This text book:

  • Reviews current enterprise policies, focusing on research, development and innovation within a 'smart economy' with details of various State agencies and the assistance they can offer.
  • Clearly explains the concept of entrepreneurship and explores the main sources of business ideas.
  • Explores the main areas of business management within an Irish context:
    • Identifies various types of business organisations
    • Outlines sources of finance, public procurement, financial management and auditing principles
    • Presents key Irish taxation obligations of small and medium enterprises
    • Highlights relevant Irish employment legislation, insurance information and legal issues relating to the sale of goods and services
    • Strong focus is placed on intellectual property rights.
  • Considers various issues that arise in a business start-up, such as new product development, stages of growth, options for insolvent companies, as well as exit strategies
  • Provides a sample layout of a feasibility study and a business plan to aid the student when embarking on an entrepreneurship project.

The table of contents of this book include the following sections:

SECTION 1: Enterprise Environment

SECTION 2: Business Opportunities

SECTION 3: Business Organistaions

SECTION 4: Marketing

SECTION 5: Finance

SECTION 6: Taxation

SECTION 7: Operations Management

SECTION 8: Employing Staff

SECTION 9: Start-Up, Growth and Exit

SECTION 10: Management

More Information
ISBN/EAN 9780717149766
Author Bernard O'Hara
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 20 Apr 2011
Format Paperback
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