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Enterprise Support Systems: An International Perspective

by Mathew J Manimala, Jay Mitra, and Varsha Singh SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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Enterprise Support Systems: An International Perspective deals with various issues surrounding enterprise support systems and aims at giving a comprehensive understanding of how such systems influence enterprise creation and growth in various nations. Against the background of a globalized economy, this book provides valuable insights into the support needed by developing countries at various stages of enterprise development. The papers present a comprehensive theoretical perspective that covers the formative and the facilitative environment, emphasizing the two-way role of learning and education systems in bringing about a change within the formative as well as the facilitative environment. The book brings out issues that are prevalent and unique to some nations and are known to impact entrepreneurial behavior.

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