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and I would love to get your feedback on my early research findings, ideas for new issues/"frustrations" to study, and input based on your experiences. In prior posts about my “Founders’ Dilemmas” MBA course , I provided an overview of the course , details about the Introductory case and the cases in the “When to Found” module , details about four cases in the "Building the Team" module , and descriptions of the core new-venture hiring cases . This post covers the course's founder-CEO succession cases . The first case (" Founder-CEO Succession at Wily Technology ") examines the antecedents of ...
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Surviving Success: When Founders Must Go — HBS Working Knowledge
In the frenzied, early months of a new venture's launch, few entrepreneurs anticipate a future beyond their role as company leader. In the case study "Founder–CEO Succession at Wily Technology," HBS assistant professor Noam Wasserman and former HBS entrepreneur-in-residence Henry McCance (MBA '66) focus on events surrounding the key moment at which a founder hands off his or her "baby" to a new CEO. "In my initial research on founders, I focused on the question of compensation and issues around building a board," says Wasserman. "After interviewing seven or eight founders, I was ... market research, surveys and trends
Correction: There is NO “Replace-the-Founder” Myth in Venture ...
”, written by Timothy Pollock of Penn State University , Ted Baker of North Carolina State University, and Bret R. Fund of Penn State University.  This paper was presented on April 15, 2006 at the Entrepreneurship Research Conference sponsored by the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland [click on prior highlighted text for link to the conference and to the paper]. This research document made several hypotheses about venture capitalist behavior patterns associated with the decision to replace or retain Founder-CEO’s in portfolio companies.  The report tests these hypotheses through ... market research, surveys and trends

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Noam Wasserman's "Founder Frustrations" blog: New Article in ...
and I would love to get your feedback on my early research findings, ideas for new issues/"frustrations" to study, and input based on your experiences. The new (February 2008) issue of Harvard Business Review has an article that delves into issues familiar to (and possibly of interest to) participants in this blog. Its title is "The Founder's Dilemma." Below is the article summary from the HBR site. For the full article , see here at HBR or here at HBS Publishing . If you want more details on the cases mentioned in the article, most are listed here . For details on the data that underlie the more ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Although researchers in such diverse fields as economics and organizational sociology have explored firm exit, little research has explored entrepreneurial exit–the decision by the majority-owner founders of privately-held firms to harvest their profits and remove themselves from the primary ownership and decision-making structure of the firm. Yet, all entrepreneurs in one way or another will leave the firm they created. Using theories of goal-setting and human capital we explore two specific questions: (1) why do some entrepreneurs consider an exit strategy while others do not, and (2) under what conditions are entrepreneurs ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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founder with the same name, picked up a jour- ..... Ending the CEO Succession Crisis by Ram Charan. Harvard Business Review. February 2005. Product no. 8851 ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Founding CEO's Dilemma: Stay or Go? — HBS Working Knowledge
Editor's Note: Noam Wasserman is an assistant professor and MBA Class of 1961 Fellow in the entrepreneurial management unit at Harvard Business School. His paper "Founder-CEO Succession and the Paradox of Entrepreneurial Success," published in Organization Science in March-April 2003, won Harvard's 2003 Aage Sorensen Memorial Award for sociological research. With his coauthor, Rock Center Entrepreneur-in-Residence Henry McCance of Greylock Partners, professor Wasserman recently completed a case study about founder-CEO succession at Wily Technology. New Business publisher Mike Roberts met with professor ...
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Customer Relationship Management (2), Sales Techniques (2), Accounting (1), Business Development (1), Organizational Development (1), Distribution (1) This was selected as Best Answer Alessandro, The CEO’s role is about balancing the needs of investors, clients and employees successfully. Typically, the decision to hire the COO is taken by the Investors with buy in from the CEO. Therefore the role is expected to deliver substantially within the investor dimension – Better Share Price and ROE. Typically operationally intensive businesses hire a COO for (a) Managing explosive revenue growth profitably and (b) ...
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I can answer questions relating to Management/Executive recruitment, retention and development. How to's relating to Organizational Development, Training, Succession planning, Management assessment and when to go outside instead of promoting from within. Additionally, questions on performance based compensation incentives, employment law, harassment, etc. Experience James Dromsky is Founder and CEO of Orion Consulting, Inc. During his twenty-five year career he has conducted and managed Executive Search and Human Resources consulting engagements in the Consumer Products, Electronics/Computer, Financial Services, ...