Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22818
Title: Elements of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Accounting Firms in India
Contributor(s): Adapa, Sujana  (author)orcid ; Rice, John  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2018
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22818
Abstract: This study sets out to explore elements of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in an Indian context. Twenty in-depth interviews were conducted in Chennai, India with the owner-managers of small and medium sized accountancy firms to identify the most important elements of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The respondents interviewed gave information upon their professional experiences, entrepreneurial orientations, key stakeholders and the opinions towards the knowledge intensive accounting profession. Qualitative data analysis reveals that the entrepreneurship orientation exhibited by owner-managers' of small and medium-sized accounting firms differs due to the complex interplay of several actors in an entrepreneurial ecosystem. The key elements of the entrepreneurial ecosystem include a combination of individual, societal, institutional and cultural factors relating to the themes of importance such as education and training, organisational culture, funding availability, support services and social networking and gender orientation. Government interventions, with the help of other non-government organisations, advocacy groups, universities and funding investors, are critical in developing nations in order to promote sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems and to overcome gender-based discrimination in small and medium sized accounting firms operating in India.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Economic Gardening: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Small Business Ecosystems in Regional, Rural and International Development, p. 169-191
Publisher: Tilde Publishing and Distribution
Place of Publication: Australia
ISBN: 9780734622297
9780734612762
Field of Research (FOR): 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
150302 Business Information Systems
150313 Quality Management
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Series Name: SEAANZ Research Book Series
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