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Women, Technology and Entrepreneurship

 
Vinnie Jauhari (Editor) Charla Griffy-Brown (Editor)
Synopsis The book explores the dynamics of entrepreneurship initiated by women and also assesses the role of technology in sustaining the same. Through global technology in sustaining the same. Through global case studies this book analyzes the growth of successful entrepreneurial initiatives by women. These cases are sources from various countries such as India, Singapore, UK, Middle East, US, Slovenia, Chile. The cases give insight into the socio-economic contexts and how in the given industry scenarios these initiatives were successful. It cases take us through the trials, tribulations and success of women entrepreneurs in diverse sector which have leveraged technology to achieve their goals. The cases have strong conceptual underpinnings of management theory enmeshed into them. The cases also include the environmental and governmental support network, exploration of idea behind creation of a business, supporting institutions and firms, key obstacles encountered and how these were resolved, current state of business and future growth scenario. The strong management underpinning makes it a valuable resource both for entrepreneurs, managers and academics.
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About the authors

Vinnie Jauhari

Dr. Vinnie Jauhari is M.Sc. (Hons.) in Electronics from Panjab University, Chandigarh and MBA-Marketing (Gold Medalist). She received her Ph.D. on Corporate Entrepreneurship from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Post-Doctoral from the United Nations University, Tokyo in the area of Technology and Society. She has worked at IILM before she joined the Institute for International Management and Technology as Associate Professor and Associate Dean. Dr. Jauhari is currently Professor and the Head of the School of Management & Entrepreneurship at IIMT. She is also the founding editor of the Journal of Services Research and has over 45 publications in National and International Journals. She has also authored books on Business Strategy and Services Management. Her area of expertise is Strategic Management, Technology Issues and Marketing.

Charla Griffy-Brown

Charla Griffy-Brown, Ph.D., is currently an Associate Professor of Information System and holds the Denny Endowed Chair at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. In 2004, she received a research award from the International Association for the Management of Technology, Which recognized her as one of the most active and prolific researchers in the Technology Management and Innovation field. A former researcher at the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development, Tokyo, Dr. Griffy-Brown has also served as an associate professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Dr. Griffy-Brown graduated from Harvard University, is a former Fulbright Scholar, and holds a Ph.D. in technology management from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. She has worked for NASA at the Kennedy Space center and served as a consultant for the United nation's Global Environmental facility and the European Commission. Dr. Griffy-Brown has conducted research at companies such as Honda, Hilton Hotels and Pratt-Whitney Rocketdyne/Boeing and Touchstone. She has also worked extensively with small and medium -sized businesses in Asia and the United States. She has a passion for assisting women entrepreneurs create successful business. Dr. Griffy-Brown;s research has been funded by an SAP university Alliance Grant and the Rothschild Research Endowment. She has also had research support from the Pepperdine Voyager/Lilly Foundation as well as the Graziadio School of Business Funds for Excellence. She is currently part of global research team analyzing the fragility of critical infrastructure in the area of information systems security with the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna, Austria.

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Bibliographic information

Title Women, Technology and Entrepreneurship
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.11.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Reference Press
Language: English
isbn 9788184050424
length xxvi+463p., Tables; Figures; References; 23cm.