This research forms a part of research on Gujarat model of innovation and has been carried out as part of EU-India Cross Cultural innovation network project.
Gujarat model of entrepreneurial innovation is developed on the basis of innovative behaviour at the grass root level displayed by small entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial orientations typical of culture of Gujarat, which resulted such innovation. Gems & jewellery is one of the five industries selected from Gujarat, which has displayed great innovation at small enterprise level.
Gems & jewellery industry is second largest foreign exchange earner in India and concentrated in south Gujarat with number of small scale units engaged in diamond processing, doing innovations locally to serve 80% of world’s diamond market.
1.2 Research Objectives:
1.2.1 To study the Gems & jewellery industry and identify key characteristics
1.2.3 To study Innovation orientation, entrepreneurial orientation and develop model describing Pioneering – Innovating behaviour of the entrepreneurs of Gujarat in Diamond processing industry.
1.3 Research Methodology:
A year long research is divided into two sub researches: Exploratory & Conclusive
1.3.1 Exploratory Research Design:
(a) Literature survey:
Extensive literature survey was carried out to get insight into the Gems & Jwellery Industry in India, Surat Cluster of Diamond industry, its structure, growth and characteristics. Literature survey also gave broad idea of industry organization innovations in Surat cluster of Diamond Industry.