Regional Cultures, Managerial Behavior, and Entrepreneurship: An International Perspective

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9 Regional Culture, Entrepreneurship, and High-Technology Development in India

Raghu Nath

The prime minister of India has pledged to bring India into the twenty- first century by focusing on high-technology development. Probably the most effective way to move toward this goal is to develop a high- technology park in India. The success of this venture will require careful planning, including the identification of the region best suited for it. This essay identifies regions in India which are conducive to entrepreneurial development such as high-technology parks. To that end, this chapter discusses (1) requirements for high-technology development; (2) the nature of entrepreneurship and the needed culture for promoting entrepreneurship and high technology; (3) some of the salient work relating to regional cultures and technology development in the United States; (4) critical factors for locating high-technology plants and activities; (5) the concept of a technology park and factors for successful development of these parks; (6) some key characteristics of developing countries, including a recent interest in high technology, particularly, the role of technology transfer from developed to developing countries; (7) the partnerships conferences organized to discuss issues related to technology transfer from developed to developing nations, including the strategic issues identified during these partnerships conferences; (8) the project for locating a high-technology park in India; (9) the regional identities and major industrial regions in India; (10) the dialogue between government officials, industrialists, and U.S. experts regarding location of the first high-technology park, with particular emphasis on regional culture and required infrastructure; (11) problems associated with fitting entrepreneurial high-technology ventures with Indian regional cultures; (12) prior experience in dealing with some of

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