The findings of a joint research that was conducted by academic of King's College London, Imperial College London and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) was also analysed in the event on the impact of social networks in the founding and growth of trans-national SMEs.
Dr S. Arika Pruthi, lecturer in International Entrepreneurship and Strategy at King's College London said, “Our research focused on 15 case studies of trans-national entrepreneurs to gauge the extent to which social ties impact their business. What became clear is that one size doesn't fit all”.
co-researcher Professor Mathew Manimala from IIM-B continued his
lines highlighting the important role played by SMEs in India, which
command a 40% share of the country's exports
"It is clear that the British economy needs to engage more with Indian SMEs. It is an important time in India and the need for ground information has never been greater," Sunil Khilnani, Director of King's India Institute stated in his speech.