Entrepreneurship

Search Fund Incentive Structures: Time for Debate

Search funds have become a popular model for young entrepreneurs seeking to become equity-owning managers and run their own business. They have also become an interesting investment class for experienced private equity investors and other individual investors. It’s an appealing collaborative model: an ambitious and dynamic yet inexperienced entrepreneur partners with experienced hands-on investors to…

Launching a Startup in Non-Business Friendly Environments

“Icebreakers” are entrepreneurs that defied the odds of extraordinary difficult contexts to become many times, pioneers’ of entrepreneurship in “non-business friendly” environments where private endeavor is discouraged or even prosecuted. Entrepreneurs like Ivo Boscarol from Slovenia, who wrote himself, in the 80’s, the first regulations of the industry in his country to become the CEO…

How to Overcome a Negative Country-of-Origin Effect

In 1887, the English government passed a law requiring products manufactured outside of England to be labeled with their country of origin to protect British products from foreign copycats of lower quality. Still today, the label “Made in…” likely has one of the most significant impacts on people’s perceptions, value attribution and purchasing behavior across…
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