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Managing Discomfort: The Challenge of Being an Entrepreneur Inside an Organization

By Heidi M. Neck

Organizations are designed for efficiency and effectiveness, not entrepreneurship. In this context, clear job descriptions and success metrics are the guideposts, creating a sense of a certainty, job security, goal attainment, and a clear path of promotion.

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Heidi Neck is the Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College. As Faculty Director of the Babson Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE), she passionately works to improve the pedagogy of entrepreneurship education because new venture creation is the engine of society.

 

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