ISBN 9788178299273,Enterprise Support Systems : An International Perspective

Enterprise Support Systems : An International Perspective


SAGE Response



SAGE Response

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788178299273

ISBN-10 8178299275

Hard Back

Number of Pages 438 Pages
Language (English)


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. Table of Contents Preface 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&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 STOLTZ, 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 Index