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Developmental Aspects of Entrepreneurship

Developmental Aspects of Entrepreneurship

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Shivganesh Bhargava - Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

December 2007 | 220 pages | SAGE Response
Entrepreneurship has a significant role to play in ensuring sustainable economic growth. However, it can only flourish in an environment conducive to entrepreneurial development and initiatives. Properly nurtured, entrepreneurship can prove to be the key to solving problems like poverty, illiteracy and unemployment, and it has the potential to spur a nation on along the path of development and prosperity.

While some are born entrepreneurs, evidence suggests that entrepreneurial characteristics can be inculcated in anyone. But this is dependent on the cumulative impact of a variety of factors including family, society, social institutions, governance and leadership. This 'environment' is necessary not only for nurturing entrepreneurship, but also for its eventual success.

This compilation of 11 papers imparts a wealth of perspectives on this subject, gaining from the theoretical and experiential insights of academics, management gurus, consultants, administrators and behavioural scientists. Lucidly written, each chapter complements the other in presenting a cohesive volume that identifies the way forward for entrepreneurial development. New start-ups, incubators, entrepreneurs, trainers, behavioural consultants and professional managers will find this book to be of great interest.


M R Rao

Towards Entrepreneurship Development in the 21st Century

Shivganesh Bhargava
Towards Developing Entrepreneurship and Building Entrepreneurial Organizations

Ishwar Dayal
The Evolution of the Concept of Entrepreneurship

L M Bhole
Entrepreneurship: An Effective Means to Promote Employment

S R Subba Rao and Ch S Durga Prasad
Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth: The Indian Perspective

Pramod Pathak and Saumya Singh
Capital Structure Dynamics: Are Young and Small Firms Different?

Prashanth Mahagaonkar and K Narayanan
Growth Strategy in Small Manufacturing Organizations: A Study of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra

Satyajit Majumdar
Entrepreneurial Ambience of Eastern UP: A Scanning

P S Tripathi
Perceived Constraints of Rural Entrepreneurs related with their Income-generating Entreprises: A Perspective of Bihar State

Ashok K Singh
Towards a Model of Entrepreneurship: The SETWIN Model in Andhra Pradesh

Sita Vanka and S Chandrasekhar Reddy
Social Entrepreneurship in Eye Health: A Sustainable and Equitable Model

D John


The book has an academic look and feel, but can be an interesting read for anyone wanting to embark on a business venture. It busts the myth that you have to inherit a business to be an entrepreneur.


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ISBN: 9780761936169