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Pakistan- A Story of Technology, Entrepreneurs and Global Network
Authors
Tania Aidrus, Sarah Bird and Sameer Sabir
Abstract
In 2007, Asad Jamal, a Pakistani-born entrepreneur and founder of ePlanet Ventures, a technology-based fund, wondered whether his firm should be one of the first entrants in the largely untapped market of Pakistan. The country’s political, economic, and social situation posed a number of opportunities and risks that Jamal had to weigh very carefully.
Learning Objective
To highlight Pakistan’s explosive growth during the tenure of General Pervez Musharraf from 1999 to 2007; and examine the power of a diaspora in facilitating entrepreneurship.
Could be taught in the following course(s)
entrepreneurship