Tuesday, August 03, 2004

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, have a perspective on opportunities and resources globally.

In Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge.

Whether delivering pizza or building gizmos for cell phones, the companies that get launched outside the United States bring unique issues to the table, says HBS professor Walter Kuemmerle.

What do pizza delivery, unarmed guards, and metallization on compact discs have in common? They all represent businesses founded outside the U.S. that illustrate some of the enduring realities each international entrepreneur grapples with every day, according to Harvard Business School professor Walter Kuemmerle. These realities include the importance of local context and the need to adhere to a global perspective on opportunities and access to resources.

“Taken comprehensively, the argument here is that if you want to be successful as an entrepreneur, it is important to have a detailed understanding of the local context, but also to have a perspective on opportunities and resources globally,” Kuemmerle said.

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