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Startup Life May Stop Here: Helping Women Entrepreneurs In Sub-Saharan Africa, Amr Swid, Emily Rukobo, Elizabeth Maro Mar 2023

Startup Life May Stop Here: Helping Women Entrepreneurs In Sub-Saharan Africa, Amr Swid, Emily Rukobo, Elizabeth Maro

Journal of Global Business Insights

A great emphasis exists in research on entrepreneurs who start small- to medium-size businesses and who are seizing opportunities outside the corporate world, especially in developing countries like Tanzania. Women entrepreneurs have the highest representation of all entrepreneurs in the Sub-Saharan region. Entrepreneurs everywhere face unique hardships that could determine the fate of their businesses. Women entrepreneurs in the Sub-Saharan region have additional struggles to start and sustain their businesses. The participants in this study were randomly selected from women entrepreneurs who participated in the 2017 NYIT Launch in Moshi, Tanzania. The researchers conducted virtual qualitative interviews and focus groups …


Assessing The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem In Egypt Through A Gender Lens, Hala Wasef Hattab Jan 2023

Assessing The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem In Egypt Through A Gender Lens, Hala Wasef Hattab

Business Administration

Purpose: According to the Egyptian Start-up Ecosystem Report (ITIDA, 2021), Egypt has one of the foremost start-up ecosystems on Africa, both in terms of levels of start-up activity and inward investments. Yet the county lags in terms of women’s participation in founding start-ups. According to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report for Egypt, the entrepreneurial activity rate for women was 5.7%, while that of Egyptian men was 16.7%, despite women’s positive attitudes towards entrepreneurship. Methodology: The current research has an exploratory nature and aims at analysing entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt through a gender lens to highlight the factors that are …


Sustainability Impact Assessment Of New Ventures: An Emerging Field Of Research, Klaus Fichter, Florian Ludeke-Freund, Stefan Schaltegger, Simon J.D. Schillebeeckx Jan 2023

Sustainability Impact Assessment Of New Ventures: An Emerging Field Of Research, Klaus Fichter, Florian Ludeke-Freund, Stefan Schaltegger, Simon J.D. Schillebeeckx

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Entrepreneurs and start-ups are key actors in implementing environmental innovation and accelerating sustainability transitions. Thus, analyzing as well as predicting the impact of entrepreneurial ventures is central to management and entrepreneurship research. The sustainability performance, value and impact of incumbent firms and their products and services has been a key topic in business-related sustainability research for many years. However, assessing the sustainability effects of new ventures such as start-ups is a neglected area in the research literature. This article therefore provides an overview, including key definitions, a new conceptual framework, and notions that can help guide and inspire a future …


Experiential Learning: The Case Of Training Mba Students In An Asian School, Chiyachantana N. Chiraphol, Kuan Yong David Ding, Jack Jiajun Hong Sep 2022

Experiential Learning: The Case Of Training Mba Students In An Asian School, Chiyachantana N. Chiraphol, Kuan Yong David Ding, Jack Jiajun Hong

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Consulting for a startup company is an effective way for Master of Business Administration (MBA) students to learn about management consulting, and the ways and means of a startup company. This paper discusses the experience of an MBA startup project within the context of a core corporate finance course. The project requires the active engagement of several groups of stakeholders—MBA students, the university’s entrepreneurship incubator, a selection of startup companies, and the project’s academic collaborators. In line with the literature, we find that entrepreneurship education through student-startup collaboration contributes to the students’ entrepreneurial learning, and that the offering of an …


John Kuada And Madei Mangori, How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur In Africa: A Practical Guide And Cases (2021), Felix M. Edoho Sr Aug 2022

John Kuada And Madei Mangori, How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur In Africa: A Practical Guide And Cases (2021), Felix M. Edoho Sr

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

This is a book review of How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur in Africa: A Practical Guide and Cases by Professor John Kuada and Madei Mangori. Despite what is going on about the region, the entrepreneurial success story in African environment is not at all an oxymoron. Across African continent, individuals in several countries, such as Botswana, Ghana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, have enacted entrepreneurial triumphs, and the success stories are largely untold. Kuada and Mangori now tell the story of successful entrepreneurial ventures across Africa.


Closing The Gender Gap In Entrepreneurship Education, Carolyn J. Rodeffer Aug 2022

Closing The Gender Gap In Entrepreneurship Education, Carolyn J. Rodeffer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Entrepreneurship education in higher education has been cited as a key strategy in filling the entrepreneurship talent pool, preparing students with the skills and confidence needed to start new ventures (Westhead & Solesvik, 2016). However, outcomes of entrepreneurship education for female students are less positive than for their male counterparts (Shinnar et al., 2012; Westhead & Solesvik, 2016; Wilson et al., 2007). Working within the frameworks of Bandura’s self-efficacy theory (1977), Azjen’s theory of planned behavior (1991), and Steele and Aronson’s stereotype threat theory (1995), this quantitative study utilized an experimental research design to assess the impact of role model …


Startup Futures: Entrepreneurs, Investors And Imaginaries Of Care In Global India, Ipshita Ghosh Jul 2022

Startup Futures: Entrepreneurs, Investors And Imaginaries Of Care In Global India, Ipshita Ghosh

Dissertations - ALL

This dissertation examines the emerging cultures of venture capital-driven, technology-infused startups in India and the multiple ways in which they shape the nation's entrepreneurship landscape. Based on findings drawn from 14 months of ethnographic fieldwork with Delhi's startups, I argue that entrepreneurship serves as a cultural and ideological formation that creates a new regime of values and reshapes our social, political, and civil life. In this sense, I suggest that previous studies on entrepreneurship which focus purely on its economic impacts (or lack thereof) tend to undervalue the long-lasting cultural transformations created through it. One of the primary ways in …


University Social Responsibility From The Transformative Ecofeminism Perspective, Luky Patricia Widianingsih, Iwan Triyuwono, Ali Djamhuri, Rosidi Rosidi Jun 2022

University Social Responsibility From The Transformative Ecofeminism Perspective, Luky Patricia Widianingsih, Iwan Triyuwono, Ali Djamhuri, Rosidi Rosidi

The Qualitative Report

This study aims to find conceptual innovations, with a focus on the scope of University Social Responsibility in the perspective of transformative ecofeminism. The basic belief that guides action in this research is the transformative worldview. The research approach is based on feminism with the data collection process carried out by observation, in-depth interviews, documentation, and FGDs. The two data research rigour strategies chosen were to maintain the credibility (internal validity) and reliability of the research data through triangulation of techniques and sources and to carefully review the documentation of research procedures/protocols and databases. The presentation of data and the …


Stages Of Entrepreneurship In The International Arena: The Role Of Access To Capital And Developmental Support, Benjamin B. Boozer Jr. Jun 2022

Stages Of Entrepreneurship In The International Arena: The Role Of Access To Capital And Developmental Support, Benjamin B. Boozer Jr.

Southern University College of Business E-Journal

Background and Objective: Research addresses shortcomings in studies between a mature and developing economy within stages of development. Prior research has largely been homogenous with emphasis on overall development by country. This research isolates selected countries and stage – intentions, early stage, and established – of development. The main objective is to measure access to capital and developmental support in each stage of entrepreneurial development. Methods: The model considers four independent variables that measure financing, infrastructure, openness of the economy, and governmental support. A change variable isolates effects before and after the 2008 Financial Crisis. Secondary data were obtained from …


Is Guanxi Still Everything When Doing Business In China?, Singapore Management University Jun 2022

Is Guanxi Still Everything When Doing Business In China?, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Research finds that traditional guanxi-style connection-building is no longer the main key to success when doing business in China, and a new generation of Chinese entrepreneurs form business ties based on reputation and capabilities


Burning The Flame Of Entrepreneurship, Singapore Management University Jun 2022

Burning The Flame Of Entrepreneurship, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

From starting a business in a foreign land to adapting to the internet economy, Florence Fang is all about enhancing human lives


Ethnic Entrepreneurial Success Factors: Evidence From The United Arab Emirates, Suzanna Elmassah, Reynold James, Shereen Bacheer Jun 2022

Ethnic Entrepreneurial Success Factors: Evidence From The United Arab Emirates, Suzanna Elmassah, Reynold James, Shereen Bacheer

All Works

This paper examines how personal, business, and environmental factors influence ethnic entrepreneurial success in the UAE, against the backdrop of the nation's concerted efforts to promote entrepreneurship and foreign investments in SMEs, as the means to attaining its goals of sustainable, long term economic diversification, expansion, and enhanced performance. The study adopts a mixed methods approach to investigate the key determinants of ethnic entrepreneurial success by utilizing primary quantitative data collected via a survey of 103 entrepreneurs. In addition, qualitative data is obtained from in-depth interviews of ten expatriate entrepreneurs. Whereas the quantitative results evidenced a significant impact of one …


Getting Ahead And Getting Along In Entrepreneurial Networks: Network Effects Of The “Dark” And “Light” Sides Of Personality In New Venture Performance, Victoria Antin Yates May 2022

Getting Ahead And Getting Along In Entrepreneurial Networks: Network Effects Of The “Dark” And “Light” Sides Of Personality In New Venture Performance, Victoria Antin Yates

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation explores how dark and light personality traits influence venture performance via mediating effects of social structure. Because entrepreneurship is an inherently social process, theoretical perspectives of social network theory and social comparison theory are used to examine how entrepreneurs’ dark and light personality traits interact with personality traits of socially proximal others to influence venture performance via network structure. These perspectives are drawn together using socioanalytic theory. This dissertation argues that agreeableness and narcissism interact with the personality traits of network others at the group-level to influence structural hole positioning within entrepreneurial networks; in turn, structural holes are …


A Study Of Women Entrepreneurship Development In Jalna District, Dr. M. A. Lokhande May 2022

A Study Of Women Entrepreneurship Development In Jalna District, Dr. M. A. Lokhande

Management Dynamics

No abstract provided.


Precast Concrete Manufacturing Business Plan, John F. Will Jr. May 2022

Precast Concrete Manufacturing Business Plan, John F. Will Jr.

Construction Management

The Central Coast of California has been under development since the Great Recession of 2008. Throughout this development, there has been an exceedingly high demand for precast concrete products, specifically in the civil sector of the construction industry. These products are being utilized by more and more by contractors around the world. This demand has emerged from the lack of concrete product manufacturers in this region of California. This project introduces a business plan for a new precast concrete product manufacturer by the name of J.W. Concrete Products LLC. The objective of this business plan is to reflect the benefits …


Turtletree: Cultivating Food Sustainably, Fengru Lin May 2022

Turtletree: Cultivating Food Sustainably, Fengru Lin

Asian Management Insights

Lin Fengru, co-founder of TurtleTree, speaks about her entrepreneurial journey in the biotech space.


The Many Sides Of Social Capital: How Social Capital Is Related To Entrepreneurship?, Vivian M. Williams May 2022

The Many Sides Of Social Capital: How Social Capital Is Related To Entrepreneurship?, Vivian M. Williams

Student Theses and Dissertations

This study explores two questions about the relationship between social capital and entrepreneurship that have not received much attention. The first is, how different dimensions of social capital relate to entrepreneurship? The second is, to what extent community social capital is related to the level of entrepreneurship among marginal and dominant members of a community? Social capital is the benefits derived from social connections. We know about the positive aspects of the relationship between social capital but it is also important to examine if there are negative effects. Further, community social capital, which is the aggregate level of social capital …


How Innovation Occurs In The Software Industry: A Qualitative Study On Innovation Management, Jihoon Rim May 2022

How Innovation Occurs In The Software Industry: A Qualitative Study On Innovation Management, Jihoon Rim

Student Theses and Dissertations

Research in innovation has been widely conducted by academics. However, many of them merely define associations among innovation factors, findings are often contradictory, and research that involves innovation leaders with rich experiences, both successes and failures, is rare. Thus, how to best innovate remains a question among practitioners. This qualitative research is aimed at filling this gap in the literature. To that end, 23 innovation leaders, most of whom founded software companies worth hundreds of millions to billions of dollars, were interviewed with a grounded theory approach using Peter Drucker’s innovation theory as a lens through which to view new …


For The Kingdom, Jack Conway May 2022

For The Kingdom, Jack Conway

Marketing Undergraduate Honors Theses

For The Kingdom is a tabletop board game that I have developed for my thesis. In my thesis, I would like to cover three areas that have been crucial to the development of the game- the guidebook created to support and facilitate the board game, the changes made due to player feedback and testing, and the potential paths to getting the game to the market. Before Talking about those three areas, however, I will first describe the games genre and a bit about my approach to developing it.


Finding The Silver Lining: The Role Of Affect And Adversity In Entrepreneurial Venturing., Lauren A. Zettel May 2022

Finding The Silver Lining: The Role Of Affect And Adversity In Entrepreneurial Venturing., Lauren A. Zettel

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Motivated goal pursuit is a foundational concept in entrepreneurial venturing. Entrepreneurs set goals for their ventures, and their persistence in pursuing these goals ultimately impacts the success of their venture. Many of the explanations of motivation in goal pursuit have focused on the benefits of steady progress and positive emotions. However, entrepreneurs inevitably face adversity and setbacks which, in turn, beget negative emotions. It is yet unclear what role adversity and the ensuing negative emotions may have in motivating entrepreneurs. In order to extend our theoretical understanding of affect and adversity in entrepreneurial venturing, this dissertation draws on the existing …


Daan Go: An Entrepreneurial Case Study, Clifford Chuck Long Lam Apr 2022

Daan Go: An Entrepreneurial Case Study, Clifford Chuck Long Lam

Major Papers

Daan Go is a brand of Euro-Asian food services, now consisting of only its specialty bakery Daan Go Cake Lab. Having various retail locations across the Greater Toronto Area with current distribution channels that serve both Ontario and Quebec, Daan Go is currently focusing on expanding its bakery operations across Canada. To fulfill its vision of becoming a world-wide desserts brand, Daan Go finds itself facing unique challenges. Based on a case analysis, this report examines how Daan Go can leverage its current key capabilities, while maintaining its competitive position within the niche market it serves.

This report provides an …


Innovative Entrepreneurship: An Indian Scene Of Drivers And Obstacles, Saif Siddiqui, Sumaira Jan Apr 2022

Innovative Entrepreneurship: An Indian Scene Of Drivers And Obstacles, Saif Siddiqui, Sumaira Jan

Management Dynamics

Global entrepreneurship monitor (GEM) in its report in 2013 revealed that India is a nation whose economy is factor driven and not innovation driven. But still entrepreneurs here are continuously coming up with ideas, leading to the creation of such products/services which carry a great competitive advantage for them and thereby helping them to survive in this highly competitive business world. At the same time, this business world is becoming increasingly more complex. We see rapid advances in technology and most critically markets face rising churn and this causes an unprecedented rise in business failures today. Among many reasons to …


Communication As The Mainstay Of Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Conceptual Framework, Roshan Lal Sharma, Manpreet Arora Apr 2022

Communication As The Mainstay Of Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Conceptual Framework, Roshan Lal Sharma, Manpreet Arora

Management Dynamics

Leadership and entrepreneurship, despite being discrete concepts, have to coalesce for sure success of any venture. Communicative ability, nevertheless, is critically crucial for a leader to build successful enterprise. It thus becomes imperative to understand the symbiotic relationship obtaining within this triumvirate namely commimication, leadership and entrepreneurship. This paper views this relationship as communicative entrepreneurial leadership on the basis of critical survey of studies conducted by scholars concerning these areas. There have only been few and sparse studies available on entrepreneurial leadership with communication as their locus. This paper is conceptual and aims at positing that communication skills are the …


An Imc Approach To Entrepreneurship: How Generation Z Is Changing The Landscape Of Entrepreneurship, Kylie Nicole Cockrell Apr 2022

An Imc Approach To Entrepreneurship: How Generation Z Is Changing The Landscape Of Entrepreneurship, Kylie Nicole Cockrell

Honors Theses

Generation Z entrepreneurs capitalize on the fast-paced environment of the marketing industry and adapt to changing customer needs and expectations to deliver the best product or service from their business. This thesis researches the current media trends and marketing approaches Gen Z entrepreneurs are using in their businesses and how access to entrepreneurial-focused programs make Generation Z the leading generation in entrepreneurship.

Inspired by the researcher’s own experience as an online clothing business owner, this thesis investigates how members of Gen Z are increasingly becoming entrepreneurs. A mixed methodology of primary and secondary research was deployed to explore consumer trends. …


A Phenomenological Study To Describe How Hispanic Entrepreneur Women Use Mark Crowley’S Four Principles To Accomplish Extraordinary Results, Elizabeth Vargas Apr 2022

A Phenomenological Study To Describe How Hispanic Entrepreneur Women Use Mark Crowley’S Four Principles To Accomplish Extraordinary Results, Elizabeth Vargas

Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe how exemplary Hispanic entrepreneur women lead from the heart using Crowley’s four principles (building a highly engaged team, connecting on a personal level, maximizing employee potential, and valuing and honoring achievements) to accomplish extraordinary results in their organizations.

Methodology: A qualitative phenomenological research approach was used in this study to illuminate the lived experiences of exemplary Hispanic entrepreneur women. A sample of eight Hispanic entrepreneur women from the target population in Southern California was chosen. The sample of eight Hispanic entrepreneur women was chosen using predetermined criteria. Each participant was …


The Brazilian Stratup Ecosystem And The Potential Effects Of Regulatory Sandboxes For Fintech Companies, Sebastian Ochoa Garcia Apr 2022

The Brazilian Stratup Ecosystem And The Potential Effects Of Regulatory Sandboxes For Fintech Companies, Sebastian Ochoa Garcia

Joseph Wharton Scholars

This thesis examines the impact regulatory sandboxes could have in Brazil by analyzing what are the effects ‘Sandboxes’ have had in the United Kingdom. First, it adopts a literature review that aims to aggregate information about the current Startup Ecosystem in Brazil, briefly mentioning the introduction of new initiatives such as regulatory sandboxes. Then, it shows what research has found could be the benefits and risks of adopting ‘Sandboxes,’ with a special focus on developing countries. Finally, there is a case study about the United Kingdom and what are the effects regulatory sandboxes have had there. The analysis compares the …


Sacred Business: Outlining Business As Mission For The Fulfillment Of The Great Commission, Eli Jackson Apr 2022

Sacred Business: Outlining Business As Mission For The Fulfillment Of The Great Commission, Eli Jackson

Senior Honors Theses

Business as Mission (BAM) is the operation of a for-profit business located in a cross-cultural setting and aimed toward the fulfillment of the great commission. This definition reveals four key success factors for BAM: support, financial and otherwise, for both the business and the missionaries; the ability to gain access to cross-cultural settings; the opportunity to advance the gospel; and the requirement of managing both missional and business goals. Examining each of these areas, along with the historical effectiveness of BAM, reveals that BAM is an efficient and effective missional strategy, which should be used to see the Great Commission …


الابتكار الإداري واستراتيجية ريادة الأعمال: العلاقة والأثر دراسة حالة في الشركة الإسلامية الفلسطينية للتنمية"., Samer Arqawi, Fadi Ahmad Herzallah Dr. Mar 2022

الابتكار الإداري واستراتيجية ريادة الأعمال: العلاقة والأثر دراسة حالة في الشركة الإسلامية الفلسطينية للتنمية"., Samer Arqawi, Fadi Ahmad Herzallah Dr.

Palestine Technical University Research Journal

This research aims to study the relationship and impact between the application of managerial innovation and the strategy of entrepreneurship in terms of (creativity, offensive competition, proactive, and risk-taking) in the Palestinian Islamic Development Company as a case study. The research followed the descriptive analytical method, based on the methodology of modeling structural equations through the use of the Advanced Statistical Analysis Program (Smart PLS3) to test the study hypotheses. The research community consists of the employees working in the company's supervisory sites, who number (80) members, and a comprehensive inventory method was chosen to collect the study data. The …


Entrepreneuring Ahead While Helping Others, Anna Haotanto Mar 2022

Entrepreneuring Ahead While Helping Others, Anna Haotanto

Perspectives@SMU

Anna Haotanto is a living example of what financial prudence and planning can create. In this month of celebrating women, her advice to women is to achieve financial freedom so that they too can finance their dreams


Raising Capital: The Startup Journey, Simon J.D. Schillebeeckx, Guarav Nagar Mar 2022

Raising Capital: The Startup Journey, Simon J.D. Schillebeeckx, Guarav Nagar

Perspectives@SMU

Make sure you get a lawyer to read your term sheet, and keep talking to VCs and other founders