Accession Number : ADA614322


Title :   Network Science Center Research Team's Visit to Kampala, Uganda


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Mar-Apr 2013


Corporate Author : MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY DEPT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES


Personal Author(s) : Evans, Daniel ; Thomas, Charles


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a614322.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : Mr. Dan Evans and Dr. Charles Thomas visited Kampala, Uganda in support of an ongoing Network Science Center project to develop models of entrepreneurial networks. Our Center has experimented with several data collection methodologies and we have developed an innovative yet simple technique that allows us to develop quantifiable entrepreneur networks. Our innovation is not to develop each individual entrepreneur s network but to understand the entire entrepreneurial network of the community in which the entrepreneur lives and operates. Sequential to this effort, we will designate a goal network, an entrepreneurial environment that is considered to be especially conducive for successful Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) establishment. We will construct a network model using the same methodology and then mathematically determine which nodes in the network of interest are the driver nodes.


Descriptors :   *DATA ACQUISITION , *ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION , MODELS , NETWORKS , SURVEYS , UGANDA


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE