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Enterprise Support Systems
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Enterprise Support Systems
An International Perspective

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Mathew J Manimala - Former Professor and Chairperson, OB-HRM Area, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, India
  • Jay Mitra - University of Essex, UK
  • Varsha Singh - Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India


June 2018 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Enterprise Support Systems: An International Perspective focuses on the issues surrounding enterprise support systems, giving a comprehensive understanding of how they influence enterprise creation and growth in various nations. Against the background of globalized economy, this collection covers issues pertaining to countries at diverse stages of enterprise development and offers valuable insights into the support needed at these stages.

The chapters in this compilation present a comprehensive theoretical perspective on the formative and the facilitative environments of enterprise creation and development, emphasizing the two-way role of learning and education systems in bringing out a change within these systems. They deal with a range of issues that form the core of enterprise support systems, such as availability of finance, socio-cultural environment, personality dimensions, education systems, enterprise clusters and technology transfer.

The theoretical debates raised by the issues discussed in this book will provide value-addition and solution-oriented tools for researchers, entrepreneurs, financiers, venture capitalists, trainers and educators.
Mathew J Manimala, Jay Mitra and Varsha Singh
Enterprise Support Systems: Nature and Relevance
 
I: FORMATIVE ENVIRONMENT ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, SOCIO-CULTURAL AND INFRASTRUCTURAL INFLUENCES
Travis Perera
Social Power Bases of Low Country Sinhala Entrepreneurs and their Innovative Patterns
K F Chan, Theresa Lau and K Y Liu
Entrepreneurial Intention and Personal Characteristics in Hong Kong Start-ups
Jun Li and Jay Mitra
Regional Cluster Formation: A Case Study of the Software Cluster in Birmingham, UK
Abhoy K Ojha
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Indian IT Industry: Contextual Impediments
Colin Gray
SME Growth in Networked Ventures: The European Experience
Mathew J Manimala
Sustainable Development through ICT: The Need for Entrepreneurial Action
 
II: LEARNING AND EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT: LINKING THE FORMATIVE AND FACILITATIVE ENVIRONMENTS
John Anderson, Colin Bottomley and Sarah Cooper
Entrepreneurial Role Models in the Scottish Economy
Shahid Yamin and Raveendra Nayak
Comparative Evaluation of the Entrepreneurship Education in Australia and India
Sarah Cooper, Colin Bottomley and Jillian Gordon
An Experiential Learning Approach to Entrepreneurship Education: A British Initiative
Theresa Lau and K F Chan
Managerial Competence of Small Business Owners and Managers in Hong Kong
K Kumar
An Assessment of Business Incubation in Bangalore
 
III: FACILITATIVE ENVIRONMENT: TASK FACILITATION FOR INNOVATION, INTRAPRENEURSHIP AND ENTERPRISE CREATION
Santanu Roy
Technology Transfer from R&D Centres in India and Development of Industrial Clusters
Christopher May, Andre Stotlz, Sulaiman Gool, Thabit Gool and Abubakar Abdullatief
Demand and Supply of Finance to SMEs within the Cape Metropolitan Area
D V R Seshadri
Failure in NRI Ventures: An Ethical Dilemma
Vijay Vyas
Survival and Growth of High-tech SMEs: Some Uncommon Strategies
Dheeraj Awasthy, Rakesh Basant and Vivek Gupta
Strategic and Policy Options in Commercialization of Traditional Knowledge-based Technology
M Akbar
Corporate Venturing Models and Absorptive Capability: A Conceptual Framework
 
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