A while back, I wrote, "American business institutions are at an important crossroads. Their ability to compete - indeed, survive - in the coming decade will increasingly depend on their ability to develop what I will term an entrepreneurial competence." True words then, they are perhaps even more relevant in today's high-tech, fast-paced, come-and-go, global-deals-at-the-speed-of-light business atmosphere. In my positions as faculty director of the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and professor of global economics, management and entrepreneurship at UCLA Anderson School of Management, it has been my delight and honor to help shape the thinking of men and women who will succeed in this new business paradigm.
Do not resist change. Embrace it. Make it your ally. Work at the margin. Experiment. And if you expect to survive, develop an entrepreneurial competence!
The UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Price Center work together to provide a challenging, interdisciplinary curriculum for students who intend to embrace global and integrationist thinking, work across boundaries, and muster an uncommon amount of courage to pursue their entrepreneurial vision.
First-hand experience in an entrepreneurial environment is vital to the success of our curriculum. The Price Center funds numerous fellowships designed to afford students real-world business experiences. To encourage entrepreneurial research, the Price Center has established programs such as the Galef Symposium in Business Innovation, which supports the research of Ph.D. students, academic researchers and faculty whose projects demand an openness to flexibility and new ideas, a predisposition to study innovative methods, and a capacity to see beyond existing paradigms. The Price Center also maintains a strong commitment to serving the nonprofit and small business communities through management development programs and topical seminars.
All of these efforts aim to foster the study and practice of entrepreneurship and business innovation. Join us and make true impact.
Alfred E. Osborne Jr.
Professor and Faculty Director
Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation