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Entrepreneurship in Knowledge Economy

S.K. Dhameja (Author) D.D. Sharma (Author) B.S. Rathore (Author)
Synopsis Today, countries all over the world are emerging into knowledge economies. The click and portal have been transforming traditional brick and mortar economies of various nations into knowledge economies. The world has come to a transitional phase and is being metamorphosed into a global village. Information technology, multimedia and telecommunication advancements have brought about the revolutionary change. Internet has created a very appropriate and effective knowledge base. Everyone of us is wonderstruck with the lightening speed and mobility of data, information and knowledge which enabled technologists, managers and entrepreneurs to make most significant decisions sitting on their office desk. A plethora of entrepreneurial opportunities have surfaced as a sequal of this unbelievable yet, real change. Both traditional knowledge-based ventures are being set up by entrepreneurs. Indian entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs have been playing a pivotal role as whiz-kids in their own ventures and in the most advanced multinational corporations of the world. In this book an attempt has been made to present the icons of academicians, researchers, small business teachers, government departments/organizations and practitioners of entrepreneurship about entrepreneurial apportunities in knowledge economy. The book has been theme of this book, part two deals with Entrepreneurship in Information technology and allied areas, part three is devoted to entreprenership in education and entrepreneurship in service sector has been dealt in part four of the book.
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About the authors

S.K. Dhameja

Dr. S.K. Dhameja, Professor in the department of Entrepreneurship Development and Industrial Coordination at NITTTR, Chandigarh is a post graduate in Civil Engineering followed by doctorate in Entrepreneurship. At NITTTR, Chandigarh, he is involved in training of Engg. College and Polytechnic teachers, potential entrepreneurs and working professional from industries and is also involved in Curriculum Development, Research and Development, Extension Services and Consultancy work. Dr. S.K. Dhameja is author of two books on Environmental Engineering and Management and Women Entrepreneurs and co-editor of seven books in the area of entrepreneurship. He has a number of continuing education modules, research papers, readers and educational video films to his credit. Dr. Dhameja has presented a number of papers in national and international seminars/conferences. He is UNDP/UNIDO International fellowship holder and life member of Indian Society for Technical Education.

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D.D. Sharma

Prof. D.D. Sharma (b. 1924) is a renowned scholar of Sanskrit and Linguistics. Besides a PhD in Sanskrit from the Benaras Hindu University, PhD and D.Litt in Linguistics from the Panjab University, Chandigarh - where he served or nearly 28 years - he holds diplomas in French, German and Persian. He also earned the highest Oriental title of Sahityacarya.

Prof. Sharma is well acquainted with nearly two dozen Indian and foreign languages and has to his credit 48 research volumes and scores of research papers on the subjects of different languages, cultures and literatures.

He was awarded the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship (1984-86) to undertake the linguistic survey of the Himalayan languages from Ladakh in the west to Bhutan in the east.

On his retirement (1989), he was awarded Emeritus Fellowship by the UGC for the completion of his 12-volume research project on Himalayan languages, of which 10 volumes have already appeared. He is also working on a 9-volume project on Socio-Cultural History of Uttarakhand, of which 5 volumes have already been published. His ambitious project, Cultural Encyclopaedia of Uttarakhand (5 Vols.) is also under preparation.

The present volume is an outcome of the research project for which he was awarded the Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowship for the years 2001-2003 by IGNCA.

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B.S. Rathore

Prof. B.S. Rathore has 39 years of experience in engineering, technical teaching and training and promotion of entrepreneurship. He has recently retired as professor and head of EDIC at National Institute of Technical Teacher's Training and Research, Chandigarh. He was instrumental in integrating Entrepreneurship Development related inputs in course curricula at vocational, technician and engineering degree level in the country. He has authored several books on Entrepreneurship, Applied Mechanics, TQM and Industry-Institute Interaction. Other areas of interest of Prof. Rathore are Intellectual Property Rights, Industry-Institute Partnership. Cooperative Education Programmes and Distance Education through on line mode.

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Bibliographic information

Title Entrepreneurship in Knowledge Economy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8182470781
length viii+236p., Tables; Figures; References; 23cm.