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Entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Book Description

Entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council: Entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council promotes a practical approach to starting businesses, and is useful not only for students, but also to anyone seeking practical insights on the essential aspects of entrepreneurship.

As a wide-ranging introduction to theories and their applications, the book covers business plans, feasibility studies, and sources of startup funds. Case studies from GCC countries make the book a useful source of guidelines for starting and managing a business.

  • Provides local and regional cases and examples familiar to GCC students
  • Covers all important subjects within entrepreneurship, from cultivating entrepreneurial habits and values, to sources of business financing
  • Emphasizes the variety of practical alternatives available to entrepreneurs

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter 1. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    1. Who Is an Entrepreneur?
    2. Concept of Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise
    3. Decision to be an Entrepreneur
    4. Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur
    5. Characteristics of an Entrepreneur
    6. Theories of Entrepreneurship
    7. Sociocultural Environment and Entrepreneurship
    8. Women Entrepreneurs in Gulf Cooperation Council
    9. Practical Steps to Become an Entrepreneur: Case Study From Sultanate of Oman
    10. Business Start-up
    11. Myths on Entrepreneurship
    12. Chapter One Questions
  10. Chapter 2. Small and Medium Enterprises in Oman and GCC
    1. Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Gulf Cooperation Council
    2. Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Oman
    3. Chapter Two Questions
  11. Chapter 3. Business Feasibility Study
    1. Introduction
    2. Benefits of Conducting a Feasibility Analysis for the Product/Service
    3. How to Test a Business Idea
    4. Components of Feasibility Analysis
    5. Chapter Three Summary
    6. Chapter Three Questions
  12. Chapter 4. Business Plan
    1. Introduction
    2. Types of Business Plans
    3. Important Components to Tailor Into the Business Plan
    4. Business Plan Format
    5. Reasons Why Investors Are Reluctant to Finance Some Business Plans
    6. Common Business Plan Mistakes
    7. Sample Business Plan for a New Start-Up
    8. Chapter Four Questions
  13. Chapter 5. Understanding the Ecosystem and Starting a Business
    1. Definition of a Business Ecosystem
    2. Starting Up a Business
    3. Legal Process of Starting Up a Business
    4. Legal Forms of Incorporation
    5. Professional Training and Development Program
    6. Sources of Business Financing
    7. Infrastructure
    8. Industrial Parks
    9. Technology Parks and Business Incubators
    10. Chapter Five Questions
  14. Appendix 1
  15. Appendix 2
  16. Index
  17. Waiting is an entrepreneur’s biggest mistake