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Dr. John Isaac Graham MeewellaPhD DBA MBA MMgt MCom MArts MPol PGD.HRM.IR BIS.Com ADip.Acc TAAAssociate Professor, Entrepr...
Entrepreneurship in the Middle East:                                                                    ‫‏‬Emirates Center...
OEC, Oulu Entrepreneurship Center was founded in 2011 to network students fromdifferent faculties and Universities togethe...
Essence ofEntrepreneurship
How doYamin-Sandhu-Meewella 2009 (c)   5
Arab Region  Yamin-Sandhu-Meewella 2009 (c)   6
MENA Region  Yamin-Sandhu-Meewella 2009 (c)   7
GCC Region Yamin-Sandhu-Meewella 2009 (c)   8
P.O. BOX 4600, 90014University of Oulu • tel. (08)553 2905, fax (08) 553 2906 •
P.O. BOX 4600, 90014University of Oulu • tel. (08)553 2905, fax (08) 553 2906 •
P.O. BOX 4600, 90014University of Oulu • tel. (08)553 2905, fax (08) 553 2906 •
2. Emerging entrepreneurial streams & Gulf region
Reducing Volatility Through Diversification Expanding the contribution of non-oil export oriented sectors crucial  to dec...
The World …• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eUcRjo9Yv4                               ECIE            17
The World …• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eUcRjo9Yv4                      ECIE                     18
Emirates Center          I      for            nnovation              &               E   ntrepreneurship
ECIE   20
ECIE   21
ECIE   22
Yamin-Sandhu-Meewella 2009 (c)   23
Yamin-Sandhu-Meewella 2009 (c)   24
Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA)             H.E. Ahmed Saif Al Darmaki (CEO)            Dr. Mohamed Baka (...
o Vision & Missiono Valueso Phases of Certificateo Selection processo Entrepreneurship?o Entrepreneur Anatomyo COE timelin...
ECIE aims to foster within the UAE society ano Partners                                                Entrepreneurial Spi...
Emirati Traditions and Innovative Visiono Partners                          Charismatic Leading by Exampleo Vision & Missi...
What is Entrepreneurship?                           You see things and you say why?                            An entrepr...
Anatomy of an Entrepreneuro Partnerso Vision & Missiono Valueso Phases of Certificateo Selection processo Entrepreneurship...
Entrepreneurial MindsetSource: The Economist 2008 “Searching for the Invisible Man”(http://images.google.ae/imgres?imgurl=...
Entrepreneurs – Main MotivatorsSource: Oxford University, “Survey of High-Tech Entrepreneurs’ Main Motivations”, 2008     ...
UAEU Graduate Employment Survey 2006-2007                  UAEU                            Self-employed (1%)             ...
Entrepreneurship in Abu Dhabi:(Share of self-employed or employers in total employed)
Abu Dhabi Vision                                     Create a confident, secure society, and                          Buil...
ECIE   36
ECIE Organizational Structure                                           Patronage                                         ...
ECIE Organizational Structure (Divisions)  Division Head                     Student President              Division Head ...
Innovation Labs Concept                   Role of Innovation Labs  Creativity                 Invention               Inno...
ECIE Innovation Labs (TBC)         Division Head         Innovation            Lab          Division       UAEU Colleges  ...
Certificate of Entrepreneurship (COE)                                dfd                            Phase One             ...
Registration                                                              Application &                                   ...
GoalsECIE    43
GoalsECIE    44
Part I• What is the Middle East?   – Arab, MENA, Middle East, GCC, UAE, each Emirate geographic context• Trading history, ...
Part II• Emirates Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ECIE)  establishment   –   Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision   –   Abu Dha...
Part IIIImplications for future:• Economic (monetary need based) vs political (privatization-  Emiratization)     – justif...
Part III …• Alignment with President Barack Obamas Egypt talk   – Egypt   – April conference   – recent initiatives of ent...
Thank YouFor further information, please contact:• John Isaac Graham Meewella, Managing Director     Emirates Center for I...
Dr. John Meewella, Starttaamo 23.4.2012
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  1. 1. Dr. John Isaac Graham MeewellaPhD DBA MBA MMgt MCom MArts MPol PGD.HRM.IR BIS.Com ADip.Acc TAAAssociate Professor, Entrepreneurship &Management, Oulu Business School, Oulu University, FinlandManaging Director, International Expansions, Oulu Business School, Oulu University, FinlandProfessor Entrepreneurship, Int’l Business, & Supply Chain Mgt, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, FinlandManaging Director, Oulu Entrepreneurship Center (OEC), Finland;Founder-Director, Aspire Solutions Group, Australia-UAE-Sri Lanka-JapanJohn is currently serving at the Oulu Business School, Finland as: Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship-Management,Managing Director of internationalization initiatives in the GCC-MENA region, Managing Director of the OuluEntrepreneurship Center; Professor of Entrepreneurship, International Business, Supply Chain Management & Foreign TradePractices at Oulu University of Applied Sciences; Review Team for journals: IJTE, IJBEX & WREMSD; Board ofManagement for Graduate School of Management and serves on several corporate Boards of Directors. Prior to moving toFinland, he served as the Managing Director, Emirates Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ECIE) at the UAEUniversity where he was responsible for the overall strategic, innovative and entrepreneurial directions of a governmentinitiative in promoting creativity, innovation & entrepreneurship. As a token of appreciation of John’s contribution toentrepreneurial developments in the UAE, he was awarded the “Most cooperating-supporting individual” status by HHSheikh Mohamed (Dubai) during 2008-2009 Mwarid Finance, Tamaiaz Entrepreneurial Challenge and AkounEntrepreneurial Award by Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development in 2010. John is the Founding Director of AspireSolutions Group – a social entrepreneurial consulting group based in Australia, Finland, Japan, Sri Lanka and UAE. Hisprevious qualifications from Harvard Business School, Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, MelbourneUniversity, Monash University, Swinburne University and Deakin University include multiple Executive Leadership andDevelopment Programs, PhD/DBA specialising in Management and Strategic Global Entrepreneurship, six Masters leveldegrees and several Bachelor/Diploma level qualifications. John is currently pursuing his third doctoral study in Finlandspecialising in female-international entrepreneurship and leading multiple entrepreneurial projects globally. 1
  2. 2. Entrepreneurship in the Middle East: ‫‏‬Emirates Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ECIE) experiences‫‏‬ 2
  3. 3. OEC, Oulu Entrepreneurship Center was founded in 2011 to network students fromdifferent faculties and Universities together. The main idea is to provideentrepreneurship support for someone who is thinking about starting a business and/orworking for a company in an entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial manner.We have access to a large local and international business network and specialize inentrepreneurial start-up exploration and exploitation. OEC attempts to contributetowards an Oulu based entrepreneurial eco-system in fostering high-tech innovativeborn-global start-ups. As a summary, within OEC, we aim to be contributing to that gapof connecting and collaborating with entrepreneurial community in creating real lifeprojects. 3www.oecfinland.com
  4. 4. Essence ofEntrepreneurship
  5. 5. How doYamin-Sandhu-Meewella 2009 (c) 5
  6. 6. Arab Region Yamin-Sandhu-Meewella 2009 (c) 6
  7. 7. MENA Region Yamin-Sandhu-Meewella 2009 (c) 7
  8. 8. GCC Region Yamin-Sandhu-Meewella 2009 (c) 8
  9. 9. P.O. BOX 4600, 90014University of Oulu • tel. (08)553 2905, fax (08) 553 2906 •
  10. 10. P.O. BOX 4600, 90014University of Oulu • tel. (08)553 2905, fax (08) 553 2906 •
  11. 11. P.O. BOX 4600, 90014University of Oulu • tel. (08)553 2905, fax (08) 553 2906 •
  12. 12. 2. Emerging entrepreneurial streams & Gulf region
  13. 13. Reducing Volatility Through Diversification Expanding the contribution of non-oil export oriented sectors crucial to decouple GDP growth from oil price Abu Dhabi will stimulate non-oil sector, rather than reduce activity in oil sector Private sector has key role to play in the Emirate’s diversification strategy
  14. 14. The World …• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eUcRjo9Yv4 ECIE 17
  15. 15. The World …• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eUcRjo9Yv4 ECIE 18
  16. 16. Emirates Center I for nnovation & E ntrepreneurship
  17. 17. ECIE 20
  18. 18. ECIE 21
  19. 19. ECIE 22
  20. 20. Yamin-Sandhu-Meewella 2009 (c) 23
  21. 21. Yamin-Sandhu-Meewella 2009 (c) 24
  22. 22. Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) H.E. Ahmed Saif Al Darmaki (CEO) Dr. Mohamed Baka (ECIE Chairman) United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) H.E. Abdulla Khanbashi (Vice Chancellor) Dr. Fatima Al Shamsi (Secretary General ) Prof. David Graf (Dean of CBE) ECIE managed by CBE, throughout UAE University Khalifa Fund to develop SMEs Dr. Ahmed Khalil Al Mutawa (CEO) Mr. Nizar Cheniour (Director EDD) 25
  23. 23. o Vision & Missiono Valueso Phases of Certificateo Selection processo Entrepreneurship?o Entrepreneur Anatomyo COE timelineo COE schedule 26
  24. 24. ECIE aims to foster within the UAE society ano Partners Entrepreneurial Spirit that contributes to the creation of knowledge-based economy and to the realization of the nation’s aspirations for progress and prosperity.o Valueso Phases of Certificateo Selection process We are determined to enhance Entrepreneurial Activitieso Entrepreneurship? Throughout the UAE University by nurturingo Entrepreneur Anatomy Entrepreneurial Talents and to support Emiratization programs across the UAEo COE timelineo COE schedule 27
  25. 25. Emirati Traditions and Innovative Visiono Partners Charismatic Leading by Exampleo Vision & Mission Upholding UAE Valueso Phases of Certificateo Selection process Developing Behaviors of Competency and Dedicationo Entrepreneurship?o Entrepreneur Anatomy Accepting and Helping Each Othero COE timelineo COE schedule 28
  26. 26. What is Entrepreneurship?  You see things and you say why? An entrepreneur dreams things that never were and says why not?  Entrepreneurial Behaviorso Partners  Dreaming of things that do not yet exist  Bringing them into creationo Vision & Mission  Gaining market acceptanceo Values {Shaw 1922 as cited in Gaglio 2004, p. 533}o Phases of Certificate  Entrepreneurship ~ 4th pillar of economic development in addition to land, labor and capitalo Selection process  Entrepreneurship ~ the most powerful economic force known to mankind! The ‘Entrepreneurial Revolution’o Entrepreneur Anatomy {Kuratko & Hodgetts 2004}o COE timelineo COE schedule 7
  27. 27. Anatomy of an Entrepreneuro Partnerso Vision & Missiono Valueso Phases of Certificateo Selection processo Entrepreneurship?o COE timeline Source: University of Waterloo, Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CBET) 2008o COE schedule (http://www.cbet.uwaterloo.ca/Prospective_Students/index.html) 30
  28. 28. Entrepreneurial MindsetSource: The Economist 2008 “Searching for the Invisible Man”(http://images.google.ae/imgres?imgurl=http://www.progressdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/entrepreneur.%2520gif.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.progressdaily.com/2006/06/page/2/&h=300&w=333&sz=53&hl=en&start=6&um=1&tbnid=t9lQX6gIqnHk_M:&tbnh=107&tbnw=119&prev=/images%3Fq%3DEntrepreneur%2Band% ECIE 312BInnovation%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN)
  29. 29. Entrepreneurs – Main MotivatorsSource: Oxford University, “Survey of High-Tech Entrepreneurs’ Main Motivations”, 2008 ECIE(http://www.1000ventures.com/business_guide/crosscuttings/entrepreneur_main.html) 32
  30. 30. UAEU Graduate Employment Survey 2006-2007 UAEU Self-employed (1%) Unemployed (21%) Working & studying (6%) Working (72%) ECIE 33
  31. 31. Entrepreneurship in Abu Dhabi:(Share of self-employed or employers in total employed)
  32. 32. Abu Dhabi Vision Create a confident, secure society, and Build a sustainable, open and globally competitive economy Premium The creation A large An optimal Maintenance Emirate Complete Continuation of A significant education, of a transparent of Abu Dhabis resource international strong and and ongoinghealthcare, and sustainable empowered regulatory values, culture optimisation and domestic diverse contribution to infrastructure knowledge- environment and heritage security international the federation assets private sector relationships of the UAE based economy Pillars
  33. 33. ECIE 36
  34. 34. ECIE Organizational Structure Patronage Board Managing Director Assistant Director UGRUFMHS COE CEDU CFA CBE CIT CHSS COS CL SAL -CEC Innovation Lab Head Program & Curr. Head Industry growth & Cert of Entrepre’p Start –ups COE Commercial Business Feasibility Model & Plan Pilot Project Networking Prototype Comp. Concept Creativity & Development ECIE 37 Innovation
  35. 35. ECIE Organizational Structure (Divisions) Division Head Student President Division Head Innovation Female Program & Lab Entrepreneurship Curriculum Division Club DivisionUAEU Colleges UAEU Colleges UAEU CollegesMulti-disciplinary Multi-disciplinary Multi-disciplinaryIndustry growth & Cert of Entrepre’p Interns Start –ups COE Commercial Team Business Feasibility Leaders Planning Pilot Project Senior Networking Comp. Prototype Members Soft skills Concept Members Creativity & Development Innovation ECIE 38
  36. 36. Innovation Labs Concept Role of Innovation Labs Creativity Invention Innovation EntrepreneurshipIdea engineering Creating Developing the Commercializing process something new invention the innovation Concept Industry growth & Pilot Project Commercial Development Start –ups Prototype Feasibility ECIE 39
  37. 37. ECIE Innovation Labs (TBC) Division Head Innovation Lab Division UAEU Colleges Multi-disciplinary ECIE 40
  38. 38. Certificate of Entrepreneurship (COE) dfd Phase One Creativity & Innovation Phase Two Phase Three Networking Technical Entrepreneurial Entrepreneurial Competencies Competencies  Business Plan Competition: Report & Presentation  Funding Bodies  Business Incubation and Commercialization ECIE 41
  39. 39. Registration Application & Interview Commercialization Creativity & Ent Fellow’p Innovation Scheme Attend. & Elev. Pitch (EFS)o Partnerso Vision & Missiono Values Entrepreneurial Business Incubation Networkingo Phases of Certificate Interview Attend. & Notebooko Entrepreneurship? Entrepreneurial Bus Model & Fundingo Entrepreneur Anatomy COE Bus Plan Bus Plan Competition Presentation & Reporto COE timelineo COE schedule 42
  40. 40. GoalsECIE 43
  41. 41. GoalsECIE 44
  42. 42. Part I• What is the Middle East? – Arab, MENA, Middle East, GCC, UAE, each Emirate geographic context• Trading history, socio-cultural-religious characteristics, discovery of oil and implications• Sheikh Zayed vision and UAE transformation from pearl diving, camels & to new UAE• Economic crisis and impact• Political context – Iran, Yemen, Algeria, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syrea ECIE 45
  43. 43. Part II• Emirates Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ECIE) establishment – Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision – Abu Dhabi government (ADWEA division) – United Arab Emirates University – Khalifa Fund – Tawteen Council – Certificate of Entrepreneurship (COE) – ECIE Strategic partners and stakeholders – … ECIE 46
  44. 44. Part IIIImplications for future:• Economic (monetary need based) vs political (privatization- Emiratization) – justifications of entrepreneurship• Sovereign wealth funds, oil revenue, cash rich society – GDP per capita 2010 USD 53,212 adj. PPP, World Bank – role of entrepreneurship• HBB, Micro, SME – female entrepreneurship implications (80% of UAEU graduates) – Emiratization/ Privatization dilemma (4%)• Socio-cultural-religious context – male/female roles – expatriate/local percentage – religious liberalism/extremism – tribal mentality vs united front: role of Abu Dhabi & Dubais current ECIE 47 context, Abu Dhabi 2030 vision …
  45. 45. Part III …• Alignment with President Barack Obamas Egypt talk – Egypt – April conference – recent initiatives of entrepreneurship as a proactive anti-terrorism tool • Young populations • Unemployment, Emiratization • Social-cultural & cultural transition associated issues (gangs, • Globalization, weternisation, liberalization, • Marginalization of Emiratis in their own country • Youth unrest (economic, social, cultural, religious)• Role of entrepreneurship … – Creativity, Innovation, Knowledge based economy, social capital … – Job creation, economic prosperity, mindset, attitudes and behavirs … ECIE 48
  46. 46. Thank YouFor further information, please contact:• John Isaac Graham Meewella, Managing Director Emirates Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ECIE) P. O. Box 17555, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates Mob. +971-50-137-7965 Email. (johnmeewella@windowslive.com) ECIE 49
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