The economic liberalization in India over the last three decades has provided a wealth of opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to start and expand their businesses. Since the economy opened up in the 1990s, entrepreneurial activity in the private sector has been largely responsible for the strong economic growth experienced in the country. India is presently the world’s third largest source of start-ups, and was ranked the second most entrepreneurial country in the world in the recent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report, ahead of large economic powerhouses such as the United States, China and the UK.
Entrepreneurship in India looks at the dynamic and changing nature of entrepreneurship in India. The book examines the history of entrepreneurship in India, different entrepreneurship models adopted, the entrepreneurial ecosystem and looks at the future of entrepreneurship in the country.
This book will benefit businesspeople, policy makers and researchers looking to understand more about entrepreneurship in India, and offers guidance to foreign businesses looking to engage with entrepreneurs in India.
Table of Contents
1 India’s entrepreneurial transformation; 2 History of entrepreneurship in India; 3 India’s entrepreneurs and private enterprises; 4 Women’s entrepreneurship in India; 5 Case studies of women entrepreneurs in India; 6 Financing entrepreneurship in India; 7 Indian culture and its influence on entrepreneurship; 8 Dealing with the government; 9 Doing business with Indian entrepreneurs; 10 The future of entrepreneurship in India
Alexander Newman is Professor of Management and Associate Dean (International) for the Faculty of Business and Law, at Deakin University, Australia. Alex’s main research interests include entrepreneurship, leadership and organizational behaviour.
Andrea North-Samardzic is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management and the MBA Director in the Faculty of Business and Law, at Deakin University, Australia. In addition to entrepreneurship, Andrea’s areas of expertise include leadership, educational technologies, gender in organizations, biometrics and ethics.
Madhura Bedarkar is Associate Professor at the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune, Symbiosis International (Deemed University). Prior to joining teaching, she worked with chambers of commerce and industry, consulting firms and think tanks as an economist.
Yogesh Brahmankar is Assistant Professor (on lien) at the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune, Symbiosis International (Deemed University). He also heads the Symbiosis Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation as a CEO. Prior to becoming an academic he worked with the defence production department of the Government of India as a quality assurance specialist.