Title: Seizing the opportunity for innovation: a case study from India

Authors: Manoj Joshi

Addresses: B-1/51/Sector B, Aliganj, Scheme, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226024, India

Abstract: Entrepreneurs from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have continuously demonstrated strength, wisdom and courage during the establishment of their ventures, which cannot be ignored in an emerging economy. The Founding Manager of Metal Seam Co. Pvt. Ltd., the late Mr. S.B. Agarwal, proved that dreams could be turned into valuable ventures by utilising innate characteristics and passion. The challenges imposed by uncertainties did not deter his persuasion to become an entrepreneur. It was his understanding of the business environment and his knack for appreciating opportunity, hard work, dedication and tireless efforts, topped by innovative practices, that made him different from the crowd. The case demonstrates how an individual dared to traverse an unknown field and did wonders in establishing a profitable enterprise while highlighting the passion to learn.

Keywords: uncertainty; innovation; opportunity; entrepreneurship; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; case study; India; Metal Seam Co.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTMKT.2010.033299

International Journal of Technology Marketing, 2010 Vol.5 No.1, pp.90 - 104

Published online: 20 May 2010 *

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