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Enterprise Support Systems

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

Other Titles in:
Organization Studies

April 2009 | 344 pages | SAGE Response
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
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
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
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

Mathew J. Manimala

Mathew J. Manimala (MBA, Cochin; MBSc., Manchester; and Fellow IIMA) has had an illustrious academic career spanning over three decades. His last position was as the Director of Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME), Bangalore. Prior to joining XIME in July 2015, he was Professor of Organization Behaviour and Chairperson of OB-HRM area at IIMB, where he has also served as the Jamuna Raghavan Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship and as the Chairperson of N. S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL). His earlier academic positions were at the Administrative Staff College of... More About Author

Jay Mitra

Jay Mitra is Professor of Business Enterprise and Innovation and Director of The Venture Academy at Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK. He has acted as a Scientific Adviser to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and is a Visiting Professor at Leuphana University in Germany and Bayero University in Nigeria. He has held similar positions at the Institute of Management Technology in India School of Management, Fudan and Jilin Universities in China, and at Bologna University, Italy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK. Jay Mitra also leads the International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF... More About Author

Varsha Singh

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ISBN: 9789352809868