Title: Factors that drive development of technological entrepreneurship in South Asia

Authors: Nakul Parameswar; Zuby Hasan; Sanjay Dhir; Viput Ongsakul

Addresses: Business Policy and Strategy Area, Indian Institute of Management Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India ' Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Sector 125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh – 201313, India ' Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), Vishwakarma Bhawan, Hauz Khas, New Delhi –110016, India ' NIDA Business School, National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract: Numerous studies have explored the growth and development of entrepreneurship in general and technological entrepreneurship (TE) in specific in South Asia. Many of these studies empirically validate the influence of different factors in the development of TE. This study attempts to explore the factors influencing development of TE and develop a model utilising total interpretive structural modelling (TISM) technique to depict factors affecting a the development of TE hierarchically using data collected from focus group discussions undertaken with founders of TE. The results add further value to the findings of empirical studies undertaken in this area.

Keywords: technological entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship; TISM; total interpretive structural modelling; South Asia; ICT; Information and communication technology; modified TISM; venture capital; policy support; policy support; MICMAC analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/JGBA.2019.101390

Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2019 Vol.12 No.3, pp.429 - 448

Received: 18 May 2019
Accepted: 23 May 2019

Published online: 05 Aug 2019 *

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