Per Bylund

Per Bylund

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Records-Johnston Professor of Free Enterprise in the School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University

Per Bylund is assistant professor of entrepreneurship and Records-Johnston professor of free enterprise, in the School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. His areas of research are entrepreneurship, management and economic organization.

 

 

Actually, There's Not an App for That: Innovation and the Physical World
Innovation

Actually, There's Not an App for That: Innovation and the Physical World

By pairing software and hardware in inventive new ways, visionary companies can disrupt even the most disjointed or stagnant industry.
Customers Lie -- So Stop Taking Their Bad Advice
Take It From The Pros

Customers Lie -- So Stop Taking Their Bad Advice

Your customers can put your business on the map, but that will happen only if you get the real scoop before you launch.
Ditch the Political Gamesmanship -- How Entrepreneurship Can Fix Healthcare
Affordable Care Act

Ditch the Political Gamesmanship -- How Entrepreneurship Can Fix Healthcare

Instead of trying to replace Obamacare, let's let entrepreneurs play a prominent role in fixing our broken healthcare system.
How Entrepreneurs Can Hone Their Management Skills to Fuel Production
Take It From The Pros

How Entrepreneurs Can Hone Their Management Skills to Fuel Production

Entrepreneurs rarely make smooth transitions into managerial roles as their startups mature. Utilize these four strategies to successfully make that leap.
How Being App-Happy Undermines Your Business
Technology

How Being App-Happy Undermines Your Business

Apps might be relatively easy to produce, but they're not a cure-all for startups' business problems.
'Ride the Lightning' the Way 1 of the Best Thrash Metal Bands Has Done
Take It From The Pros

'Ride the Lightning' the Way 1 of the Best Thrash Metal Bands Has Done

Find success as an entrepreneur the way Metallica has done for, yes, three-plus decades.
Why You Should Ignore the Success of Facebook and Uber
Take It From The Pros

Why You Should Ignore the Success of Facebook and Uber

Some entrepreneurs try to replicate the magic of today's blockbuster companies. They shouldn't: Those companies are built on an extremely shaky business model, or no model at all.
Are Entrepreneurs an Endangered Species? 3 Safeguards to Ensure You're Not Next.
Taking Risks

Are Entrepreneurs an Endangered Species? 3 Safeguards to Ensure You're Not Next.

The middle class is withering away and financing is difficult to secure. But that doesn't mean entrepreneurs should abandon their dreams and stick to safer routes.
4 Ways to Cut Production Costs Instead of Your Team
Inspiring Your Team

4 Ways to Cut Production Costs Instead of Your Team

When money gets tight, find solutions that don't cost jobs.
How to Specialize Without Locking Your Startup Out of the Market
Startups

How to Specialize Without Locking Your Startup Out of the Market

Take stock of whether your startup is innovating incrementally or is being boxed in by an unripe market.
4 Reasons You Should Start a Firm Instead of Launching a Startup
Starting a Business

4 Reasons You Should Start a Firm Instead of Launching a Startup

'Startup' and 'firm' are similar terms but with a distinction that can lead entrepreneurs to greatness.
How to Harness Joseph Schumpeter's 'Forgotten' Path to Innovation: Organization
Take It From The Pros

How to Harness Joseph Schumpeter's 'Forgotten' Path to Innovation: Organization

Ask yourself these three questions to bring the power of organizational innovation to your startup.
Has Innovation Reached Its Breaking Point?
Innovation

Has Innovation Reached Its Breaking Point?

Despite the collective suggestion, innovation is not dead. In fact, you can revive it in three easy steps.
4 Ways Advancing Technology Promotes Efficiency and Job Growth
Economic Growth

4 Ways Advancing Technology Promotes Efficiency and Job Growth

Entrepreneurs aren't in business to hire people but that is the roundabout result of the economic growth their success drives.
3 Ways the Sharing Economy Changes Entrepreneurial Opportunity
Sharing Economy

3 Ways the Sharing Economy Changes Entrepreneurial Opportunity

In the sharing economy, the role of the entrepreneur is not to produce but to coordinate production.
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