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Special Issue Call for Papers on: Technology Entrepreneurship in South Asia (01/11/2018)

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Emerging Markets

Guest Editors:

Ramanjeet Singh, Amity University, Noida, India
Gurinder Singh, Amity University, Noida, India
Kirandeep Kaur, Amity University, Noida, India

Supervising Editor

Rangamohan V. Eunni, Youngstown State University, USA      

Purpose and Research Questions

Technology entrepreneurship is the creation and capturing of value by assembling and deploying specialized individuals and diverse resources related to scientific and technological advances (Bailetti, 2012). Given the breath-taking pace of technological innovation and the humongous scope for job and wealth creation, this phenomenon has attracted increasing attention of academics in recent years (Harms and Walsh, 2015).

The vast technological manpower available in South Asia and the role individuals from this region showcased in the creation and leadership of technology majors in Silicon Valley and beyond give rise to the question how the potential of technology entrepreneurship could be leveraged to address the problems of over a billion people living in that part of the world. However, research on technology entrepreneurship in South Asia is sparse and the opportunity to expand it is immense (Pathak and Xavier-Oliveira, 2016). This special issue on Technology Entrepreneurship in South Asia endeavours to provide an international platform to academics and practitioners from across the world to explore this exciting yet nascent area of research either to extrapolate existing theories or develop new theories to address a range of issues and topics of enormous human significance (Adidam and Perks, 2014).

Potential Topics of Interest

We invite theoretical and empirical contributions as well as practitioner focused studies on the theme of “Technology Entrepreneurship in South Asia”. We seek submissions which draw upon eclectic theoretical perspectives, adopt diverse empirical approaches, and conduct inquiries at multiple levels of analysis dealing with issues such as:
•    Constraints and barriers to technology entrepreneurship in South Asia
•    Factors that contribute to the adoption and diffusion of technology entrepreneurship
•    Sustainable technology entrepreneurship and development
•    Determinants of growth in technology start-ups
•    The role of diaspora in technology entrepreneurship
•    Overseas expansion of technology firms and born-globals (Varma, 2011)
•    The emergence of technology parks, technology hubs and clusters
•    The role of mobile technologies and social media in spurring innovation and technology commercialization
•    Public private partnerships to promote and support technology entrepreneurship
•    The role of higher educational institutions in facilitating entrepreneurial venturing
•    Technology entrepreneurship and organizational development strategies
•    The role of technology entrepreneurship in developing the innovativeness of SMEs
•    Public policy initiatives to unleash entrepreneurial venturing
•    The role of organizational leadership in technology entrepreneurship
•    Institutional environment for the emergence and growth of tech ventures in South Asia

Deadlines and Submission Guidelines

•    The deadline for submission of papers is November 01, 2018
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Adidam, P.T and Perks, K.. (2014). Introduction to the Special Issue – Emerging markets: exploring the diversity of theories, practices and applications. International Journal of Emerging Markets, 9(3).

Bailetti, T. (2012). Technology entrepreneurship: Overview, definition, and distinctive aspects. Technology Innovation Management Review, February: .

Harms, R. and Walsh, S.T. (2015). An introduction to the field of technology entrepreneurship: Editorial to the special issue, Creativity and Innovation Management, 24(4): 552-557.

Pathak, S., Laplume, A.O. and Xavier-Oliveira (2016). "Informal institutions and technology use by entrepreneurs: An empirical study across 18 emerging markets", International Journal of Emerging Markets, 11(1): 57-72.

Varma, S. (2011) Born global acquirers from Indian IT: an exploratory case study", International Journal of Emerging Markets, 6(4):351-368.