Title: An empirical study for developing scale and profiling technopreneurs based upon their technopreneurial motive

Authors: Rohit H. Trivedi; Jignasa R. Savalia; Jayesh D. Patel

Addresses: Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA), Shela, Ahmedabad 380 058, Gujarat, India ' Chimanbhai Patel Institute of Management and Research, Ahmedabad 380 058, Gujarat, India ' V.M. Patel Institute of Management, Ganpat University, Kherva 382 711, Gujarat, India

Abstract: This study primarily aims to develop the profile of technopreneurs based upon their background and motivation. To achieve this, firstly a review of literature is made to find the prime motives for starting a business. Then with the help of factor analysis, five prime factors of motivation technopreneurs to start a business are identified. With the help of cluster and discriminant analysis, two groups of technopreneurs, i.e. externally influenced and internally motivated technopreneurs, are identified.

Keywords: technopreneurial motives; factor analysis; cluster analysis; discriminant analysis; entrepreneur profiling; enterprise development; technopreneurship; technopreneurs; motivation; entrepreneurship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2011.042969

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2011 Vol.11 No.1, pp.1 - 19

Published online: 10 Oct 2011 *

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