Title: Technopreneurship in Native American businesses: current issues and future with a case study

Authors: Jason C.H. Chen, Linda J. Parker, Binshan Lin

Addresses: Graduate School of Business, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 99258, USA. ' Fort Peck Community College, Poplar, MT 59201, USA. ' College of Business Administration, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Shreveport, LA 71115, USA

Abstract: Economic issues combined with increased competitiveness resulting from globalisation and higher production costs and increased emphasis on customer quality and responsiveness have put pressure on existing companies to become more competitive. Many companies have looked toward information technologies to assist them in making this transition and to obtain the flexibility necessary to compete well into the future. This paper examines a tribally owned manufacturing enterprise|s efforts to implement new strategies for expansion and diversification. It will assess the problems and make recommendations as related to management tools including management information systems. The tribal enterprise|s core capabilities and structure for transformation into more high-tech industries with the government are also described.

Keywords: information technology; management information systems; MIS; transformation; strategies; high tech industry; technopreneurship; high technology; Native Americans; tribally owned manufacturing enterprise; entrepreneurship; expansion; diversification.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2006.008243

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2006 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.70 - 84

Published online: 25 Nov 2005 *

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