AURAK Center for Entrepreneurship

AURAK Center for Entrepreneurship

The AURAK Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is a hub of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial excellence that provides students and community members with the resources and support they need to turn their business ideas into successful ventures.

Entrepreneurship is an essential driver of economic growth and job creation. The Centre for Entrepreneurship offers a range of programs and services, such as business incubation services, mentorship and coaching, training and workshops, networking events, and access to funding and investment opportunities to help aspiring entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

ACE’s goal is to foster a culture of entrepreneurship at AURAK and in the broader community, empowering individuals to pursue their dreams and create a better future for themselves and their communities.

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To build a new business innovation ecosystem in AURAK by attracting the entrepreneurs and SMEs that have new ideas in different sectors and create an atmosphere that promotes development, stability and expansion in Ras Al Khaimah.
Create an innovative ecosystem through policy development, business incubators, business accelerator program, business funds, and operation support.
  • Tahseen, Arshi, A. Pleshko L.P. Begum V. Butt, A. S. (2023). Can entrepreneurial marketing compensate for late market entry? A moderated mediation analysis. Heliyon (Elsevier, Scopus Q1) Apr 26, 9 (5):e15808. DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e15808
  • Tahseen Arshi, A. Ambrin. A. Rao, V. and Morande, S. (2022). A Machine Learning Assisted Study Exploring Hormonal Influences on Entrepreneurial Opportunity Behavior, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol 31 (3), pp. 575-602. (Scopus Q1). https://doi.org/10.1177/09713557221136273
  • Butt, A. S. Alghababsheh, M. Tahseen, Arshi, A. and Shah, S. H. (2022). Strategies to streamline supplier relationship management during crises: lessons learned from COVID-19 and future pathways. Benchmarking: An International Journal (Scopus Q1). https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-04-2022-0226
  • Tahseen Arshi, A. Begum, V. Roa V. and Capar, N. (2002). Artificial Intelligence-Enhanced Business Model for the Early Internationalization of Entrepreneurial Firms. Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, Vol. 14 (4), pp. 536-556 (Scopus Q2) https://doi.org/10.1504/JIBED.2022.130387
  • Tahseen Arshi, A. Islam, S. and Gunupudi, N. (2021). Predicting the effect of entrepreneurial stressors and the resultant strain on entrepreneurial behavior: an SEM-based machine-learning approach, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. Vol. 27 No. 7, pp. 1819-1848. (Scopus Q1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-08-2020-0529
  • Tahseen Arshi, A. Venkoba, R. Qazi, K. Vazeerjan, B. and Ali, S. (2021). A biopsychosocial perspective of user generated innovation: A Moderated-Mediation Model. Journal of Open Innovation, Technology, Markets, and Complexity. Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 131. (Scopus Q1). https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7020131
  • SECURE: A new business model to measure startup performance, Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 459-485. (Scopus Q1) (2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEEE-02-2020-0043
  • Tahseen Arshi, A. Qazi, K. Burns. P. Tewari, V., and Rao. (2020). Examining Perceived Entrepreneurial Stress: A Causal Interpretation Through Cross-lagged Panel Study. Journal of Open Innovation, Technology, Markets, and Complexity. Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 2-17. (Scopus Q1). https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7010001
  • Tahseen Arshi, A. Rao, V. Tewari, V. and Begum, V. (2020). Measuring Innovation Effectiveness: A SEM-based Cross-Lagged Analysis, International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol.13 No.4, pp. 437-455 (Scopus Q1). https://doi.org/10.1108/IJIS-08-2020-0111
  • Tahseen Arshi, A. Qazi, K. Burns. P. Tewari, V., and Rao. (2020). Bringing back the discourse on entrepreneurial orientation construct: further clarifications on its dimension, Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, Vol. 12, No 4, pp.235-256 (Scopus Q2) (2020). https://doi.org/10.1504/JIBED.2020.110255
  • Tahseen Arshi A. and Burns. P. (2019). Designing an organization for Innovation in Emerging Economies: The Mediating Role of Readiness for Innovation, Organizations, and Markets in Emerging Economies (Scopus Q3) Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 31-56 (2019). https://doi.org/10.15388/omee.2019.10.00002
  • Tahseen, Arshi, A., and Burns. P. (2018). Entrepreneurial Architecture: A Framework to Promote Innovation in Large Firms, Journal of Entrepreneurship. Sage, Vol. 27 No. 2, pp. 151-179 (Scopus Q1). https://doi.org/10.1177/0971355718781245
  • Entrepreneurial Case Studies, in P. Burns, Corporate Entrepreneurship (4th edition). London: Palgrave MacMillan (2020). https://studylib.net/doc/25778818/paul-burns---corporate-entrepreneurship-and-innovation-ma...
  • Entrepreneurial Case Studies, in P. Burns New Venture Creation: A framework to promote Entrepreneurial Startups. London: Palgrave MacMillan (2018).
  • Tahseen, Arshi, A. (2017). Is innovation a second-order construct: Clarifying the Formative and Reflective Measures of Innovation, Archives of Business Research, 5 (2). https://doi.org/10.14738/abr.52.2664
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