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Entrepreneurship and Technological Change

Edited by Lucio Cassia, Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Tommaso Minola, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Technology Management and CYFE – Center for Young and Family Enterprise, University of Bergamo and Stefano Paleari, Professor in Business Economics and Finance, Department of Economics and Technology Management, University of Bergamo, Italy
This book scrutinizes the relationship between entrepreneurship and change in technological domains in order to discover how each element influences the other. Fresh empirical evidence is placed under the lens of recent theoretical advancements, through the exploration of entrepreneurial initiatives at firm, regional and industrial levels.
Extent: 352 pp
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Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84980 747 0
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Organisational Innovation
This book scrutinizes the relationship between entrepreneurship and change in technological domains in order to discover how each element influences the other. Fresh empirical evidence is placed under the lens of recent theoretical advancements, through the exploration of entrepreneurial initiatives at firm, regional and industrial levels.

Distinguished scholars in the fields of entrepreneurship, technology management, strategy and innovation investigate how technological changes generate opportunities that entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial organizations can fully exploit. They also discuss the argument that entrepreneurial behaviour can be a promoter of change in both technology-generating and technology-adopting businesses, and explore topics such as strategic renewal through change and entrepreneurship (at both corporate, regional and industrial levels).

This unique and absorbing book will prove invaluable to academics and students with an interest in entrepreneurship and technology, as well as to entrepreneurs, research and development managers and corporate executives wishing to gain an insight on how change benefits business creation and renewal.
Contributors: O.J. Borch, L. Cassia, I. Cowlrick, A. De Massis, D. Faems, S. Ford, L. Foss, P. Giacon, F. Günzel, T. Hedner, T. Iakovleva, J. Kickul, M. Klofsten, F. Lamers, C. Léger-Jarniou, T. Minola, T. Minshall, L. Mortara, M. Muffatto, J. Napp, E. Oftedal, M. Olausson, S. Paleari, I. Roaldsen, A. Solheim, P. Svensson, C. Viala, K. Visscher, H. Wilker, R. Wolf
Contents:

Preface

Foreword

Introduction

PART I: UNDERSTANDING CHANGE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN: FOUNDATION FOR A MUTUAL CAUSALITY
1. Entrepreneurship, Technology and Change: A Review and Proposal for an Interpretative Framework
Lucio Cassia, Tommaso Minola and Stefano Paleari

2. Adapting to Change: Understanding the Relation between Business Model Design and Technology Development in the Creation of New Ventures
Franziska Günzel and Helge Wilker

PART II: TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE RENEWAL: FIRMS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
3. Entrepreneurial Strategies of SMEs in Mature Industries: The Role of R&D Alliances and Value Chain Configuration
Ingrid Roaldsen and Odd Jarl Borch

4. The Changing Structure of the Pharmaceutical Industry: Perceptions on Entrepreneurship and Openness
Thomas Hedner, Ivor Cowlrick, Roland Wolf, Michael Olausson and Magnus Klofsten

5. Corporate Evolution and Industrial Change through Entrepreneurial High-tech Investments
Moreno Muffatto and Paolo Giacon

6. Regional Endogenous Technological Change and Innovative Opportunities: A Swedish Case Study
Peter Svensson

PART III: STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION: CHALLENGES AND PROCESS
7. Selecting Corporate Venturing Forms in High-tech Industries: A Comprehensive Framework
Lucio Cassia, Alfredo De Massis and Tommaso Minola

8. Entrepreneurial Challenges in Commercializing Product Innovations: A Case Study of Entrepreneurs’ Experiences in the Norwegian Petroleum Sector
Lene Foss, Tatiana Iakovleva, Jill Kickul, Elin Oftedal and Anne Solheim

9. Exploration Patterns in Fast-growing Entrepreneurial Firms: A Multiple Case Study in the Internet Technology Industry
Dries Faems, Klaasjan Visscher and Fleur Lamers

10. Implementing the Corporate Entrepreneurial Dynamic: The Role of the Information System at the AEF
Céline Viala and Catherine Léger-Jarniou

11. Open Innovation Activities to Foster Corporate Entrepreneurship
Letizia Mortara, Johann Napp, Simon Ford and Tim Minshall

Index