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Entrepreneurship is an emerging, active and multidisciplinary research specialization. EDI fosters entrepreneurship research by bringing people, ideas and resources together to explore the entrepreneurial processes and performance in regional, international, sectoral, organizational, family firm and  social enterprise contexts.

Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship Education and Development(CREED)

The ongoing transformations in the national and international economy have an impact on various aspects of Entrepreneurship and in order to gain an insight into the possibilities and implications of these developments, research has been accepted as the most powerful tool.

Reaffirming that the findings of research advocate a positive approach to work methodology and place the ultimate goal within reach, the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India set up a Research Centre at the institute, in the year 1997.  It was conceded that this Research Centre would lead to the expansion of boundaries of knowledge and give an identifiable thrust to the Entrepreneurship Development Movement.

CREED was, therefore, set up to act as a crucial link between theory and practice in the field of entrepreneurship with special focus on applied research backed by sound theoretical underpinnings.

The Mission

Creed aims at serving as a bridge between theory and practice in the field of Entrepreneurship.  The Centre catalyses networking of researchers and institutions by encouraging enquiries into the emergence and growth of entrepreneurship as a discipline.

The Centre

  • supports in-house research in entrepreneurship,
  • catalyses the process of networking researchers and institutions in the sphere of entrepreneurship,
  • encourages young researchers to make use of intellectual and other resources at the Centre so as to make valuable contribution to the knowledge on entrepreneurship,
  • promotes collaborative research endeavours with institutions and individuals outside the Centre,
  • disseminates and shares various research findings among planners, policy-makers and academicians and
  • organises seminars, workshops and colloquies.

The Focus Areas of CREED

CREED focuses enquiries into:

  • Entrepreneurship in Education
  • Innovation in Training Technology
  • Voluntary Sector: Issues and Interventions
  • Gender and Enterprise Development
  • Micro Finance and Micro Enterprise Development
  • Emerging Profile of Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

Activities of the Centre

The major activities under CREED are:

  • In-house Research Projects: In its pursuit to extend the frontiers of knowledge on entrepreneurship, CREED encourages and undertakes in-house research activities by making use of intellectual and other resources of the Centre.
  • Fellowships*: Through these short-term research fellowship programmes, the Centre envisages to promote collaborative research endeavours with institutions and individuals outside the Centre.  It encourages young researchers to contribute to the field of entrepreneurship.  Need based funding and academic assistance is also provided to the researchers.  The Centre takes care of local hospitality of researchers.
  • Visiting Fellowships*: These fellowships are for senior researchers whom the Centre invites to write papers or conduct research in the area of entrepreneurship and delve into a range of issues surrounding small and medium enterprise sector.

    * Besides access to the institute’s modern library and up-to-date computer centre, the researchers are provided facilities of interaction with well-known experts in Entrepreneurship.
  • Biennial Conferences: These conferences are organised to provide a platform to researchers, academicians, planners and policy-makers to come together to share their research findings and experiences that are of contemporary relevance and interest.
  • Annual Lecture Series: Eminent entrepreneurship theorists and practitioners are invited to deliver lectures on specific themes.
  • Journal of Entrepreneurship: The Journal of Entrepreneurship is a reputed academic publication of the Centre and has established its credibility among scholars in India and abroad as a unique forum to disseminate their research findings, both theoretical and empirical.

The Journal incorporates insights gained through research and innovative experiments, with particular focus on countries like India, which has mounted a wide range of programmes to develop the latest entrepreneurial capabilities of its people.  It focuses on the changing contours of entrepreneurial research and training, thus acquainting the readers with the latest trends and developments in entrepreneurship.  The Journal publishes original papers of high standard, to expand the frontiers of knowledge.  Besides, sections on book reviews, abstracts of selected papers and articles, published in other journals are also an integral part of the Journal.

Important Research Projects Completed

  • Impact of New Economic Policy on SMEs
  • Impact of GATT on SMEs
  • Impact of Fiscal Incentives on Industrialisation in Gujarat
  • Dynamics of Industrial Clusters in India
  • Growth of Firms and Entrepreneurial Competencies
  • Doing Business in India: Issues and Implications
  • Constraints to Growth of Small Scale Firms
  • National Evaluation of Entrepreneurship Development Programmes
  • Evaluation of EDPs in North Eastern States
  • A Critical Analysis of Entrepreneurship Development Programmes
  • Micro-Enterprise Development in Himalayan Region: The Indian Experience
  • Role of Small Business Associations in the Changing Economic Environment
  • Promoting Entrepreneurship Through Training: An Assessment of Training Initiatives of MCED, Aurangabad
  • Business Development Service Provides in India: A Study of Calcutta Metropolitan
  • A Study on Entry Barriers to Entrepreneurship: As Perceived by Youth
  • Entrepreneurship Curriculum for Vocational Education in Colleges

Future Research Agenda

  • Survival and Growth of Small Scale Industry Sector under New Competition
  • Dynamics of Industrial Clusters: Why do they fail?
  • Intrapreneurial Manifestations in Corporate Sector
  • Study of Released Employees of Public Undertakings: Their Status and Possible Interventions
  • Women Entrepreneurship in the Changing Environment: Prospects and Problems
  • Emergence of New Class of Entrepreneurs with Special Reference to the ICE Sector
  • Legal Framework and Constraints to Emergence and Growth of Micro-enterprises: Sustainability of Micro-Enterprises
  • Sustainability and Effectiveness of Grass-Root Micro-Finance Intermediaries
  • Major Issues Confronting NGO Sector and Policy Implications
  • Informal Sector and Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Journal of Entrepreneurship is a multidisciplinary forum for the publication of articles and research and discussion of issues that bear upon and enfold the field of entrepreneurship. Topics appropriate and related to entrepreneurship include intrapreneurship, managership, organizational behaviour, leadership, motivation, training and ethical/moral notions guiding entrepreneurial behaviour. Disciplinary boundaries that straddle entrepreneurship theory and research include economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, management and others. The journal particularly welcomes articles that advance our understanding of entrepreneurship phenomenon across different national and cultural contexts. Articles should be well articulated and substantive. The journal is peer-reviewed

Sasi Misra
Institute Professor,
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India,
Ahmedabad, India

M. Akbar
Professor, Indian Institute of Management,
Lucknow, India

Dinesh N. Awasthi
Director, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India,
Ahmedabad, India

Hrishikes Bhattacharya
Professor, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta,
Kolkata, India

J. P. Das
Research Professor, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Canada

J. Ramachandran
Professor, Indian Institute of Management,
Bangalore, India

Padmini Swaminathan
Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies,
Chennai, India

Y.K. Alagh
Professor Emeritus & Vice Chairman,
Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research,
Ahmedabad, India

S. Harishima
Professor, Faculty of International Studies,
Meiji-Gakuin University,
Yokohama, Japan

Mohan Kaul
CEO, Commonwealth Business Council, London, UK

Peter Kilby
Professor, Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA

Bertram H. Raven
Professor (Emeritus),
University of California,
Los Angeles, USA

Mario Rutten
Professor, Centre for Asian Studies,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

N. R. Sheth
Professor and Former Director,
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India

Dwijendra Tripathi
Former Kasturbhai Lalbhai Chair Professor of Business History and Entrepreneurship,
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India

Wolfgang H. Thomas
Director, The Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency,
Cape Town, South Africa

Rodrigo Varela
Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development,
Cali, Colombia

Marika Vicziany
Director, National Centre for South Asian Studies,
Victoria, Australia


Ashok Madnani
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, India
Article Types:

Perspectives shall ordinarily be articles, essays, think pieces on an issue or a subject of interest to researchers and scholars. Such idea based articles by their very nature cut across different areas and disciplines. Perspective pieces will be featured as and when the Editors receive suitable ones. The Editors may, from time to time, also seek contributions from well known and recognized scholars and thinkers for perspectives.

Research. Articles based on empirical evidence which help define an area of study relevant and related to entrepreneurship, critically evaluate previous theory and research, and advance cumulative knowledge in the field.

Notes and Comments. This section, when featured shall report on research findings in brief as well as commentaries on previously published work, retrospections, reflections, subjects relevant to the understanding of entrepreneurship phenomena.

Book Reviews covers reviews of current books on entrepreneurship and management.

All submissions should comply with the following guidelines:

  1. They should be typed clearly on the one side of the paper with generous margins on all sides.
  2. Authors should submit two hard copies of their manuscripts and a soft copy in MS-WORD format (using Times New Roman Fonts) addressed to the Editor, JoE (E-mail: ).
  3. Inquiries regarding journal policy and other such general topics should be sent to the Editor, JoE, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, PO Bhat-382 428, Dist. Gandhinagar, Gujarat (India). Phone: 91 79 23969163 Fax: 91 79 23969164, E-mail:
  4. All manuscripts, in order to be anonymously reviewed, should include a separate title page with name of author/s and their affiliations, and these should not appear elsewhere in the manuscript. Footnotes that identify the author/s should be typed on a separate page. Authors should make every effort to ensure that the manuscript contains no clues to their identities.
  5. Manuscript format:
    1. Title: The title should be concise and should be on a separate sheet and include the author’s name/s, affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail ID.
    2. Abstract: An abstract of no more than 150 words, should precede the text of the paper.
    3. Acknowledgements: These should be brief and supplied on a separate page.
    4. Allow British spellings thorough out the text of the manuscript.
    5. Use of numerals: One to nine in words, 10 and above in figures, unless the reference to tables in the text is to be made by their numbers (see Table 1) not location (see Table above). The same holds for figures.
    6. No stops after abbreviations (USA, USSR). Use stops after initials (R.K. Laxman).
    7. References: The American Psychological Association (APA) style will be adopted for purposes of referencing (author’s name, date of publication in parentheses in the text) and all citations should be listed alphabetically by author after the body of the text. The following examples illustrate the referencing format:
      1. Authored book: Singh, A.(2004). Fifty Years of Higher Education in India: The Role of the University Grants Commission. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
      2. Chapters in edited book: Klemp, G.O., Jr., & McClelland, D.C. (1986). What characterizes intelligent functioning among senior managers. In R.J. Sternberg & R.K. Wagner (Ed.), Practical Intelligence: Nature and Origin of Competence in the Everyday World (pp. 31-50). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
      3. Journal article: Kanungo, R. N. & Misra, S. (1992). Managerial resourcefulness: A re-conceptualization of management skills. Human Relations, 45: 1311-31.
      4. Website: References to websites should indicate the date on which the website is accessed (i.e accessed 10 June 2010).
      5. Tables and Figures: All notes, tables, figures, and legends should be supplied on separate sheet, not included within the text. However, authors should clearly indicate their intended position in the manuscript.
    8. Follow British spellings throughout. Universalise ‘s’ in ‘ise’, ‘isation’ words.
    9. Use of Italics should be kept to a minimum.
    10. Republication of papers published in the journal would require the Editor’s clearance.
    11. An Author will receive 15 reprints and a complimentary copy of the issue in which his/her paper appears.

Submission is a representation that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. A statement transferring copyright from the authors (or their employers, if they hold the copyright) to the Editor will be required before the manuscript is accepted for publication. The JoE will supply the necessary forms for this transfer. (Download copyright form).

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EDI Publications

Sr.No. Name of Publications Price
INR (Rs.) USD ($)
1 Entrepreneurship Development Programme in India and its Relevance to Developing Countries
- V.G.Patel
150 /- 10
2 Developing New Entrepreneurs 250/- 20
3 Self - Made Impact - Making Entrepreneurs.
- G.R.Jain & Akbar Ansari
300/- 22
4 National Directory of Entrepreneur Trainer - Motivators and Resource Persons
- Compiled by S.B.Sareen & H.Anil Kumar
190/- -
5 In Search of Identity - The Women Entrepreneurs of India.
- Ajit Kanitkar & Nalinee Contractor
200/- 15
6 A Manual on How to Prepare a Project Report
- J.B.Patel & D.G.Allampally
150/- 10
7 A Manual on Business Opportunity Identification & Selection
- J.B.Patel & S.S.Modi
200/- 15
8 Performance Improvement Booklets for Existing Entrepreneurs
  1. Budgeting
  2. Energy Conservation
  3. Cost Consciousness for SSI
  4. Business Plan for SSI
  5. Cash Flow in Small Business Management
  6. Understanding Value Engineering
  7. Basics in Export Marketing
  8. Just in Time
  9. Record-Keeping in Small Business Management (Hindi)
  10. Statutory Ascpects in SSI
50/- Per Booklet 4
9 Not Born - The Created Entrepreneurs
- Jose Sebeastian & Sanjay Thakur
200/- 15
10 New Initiatives in Entrepreneurship Education & Training
- Edited by Gautam Jain & Debmuni Gupta
200/- 15
11 The Seven Business Crisis & How to Beat Them
- V.G.Patel
225/- 16
12 A Handbook for New Entrepreneurs
- Edited by P.C.Jain
595/- -
13 Evaluation of Entrepreneurship Development Programmes
- D.N.Awasthi & Jose Sebeastian
250/- 20
14 Doing Business in India - The Street Smart Entrepreneurs
- V.Padmanand & P.C.Jain
425/- 109 (1 Yr.)
15 Short Steps Long Leaps - Stories of Impact Making Rural Entrepreneurs

- Edited by Dr. Dinesh Awasthi
Published by Sage