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Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and the Diffusion of Startups

Edited by Elias G. Carayannis, Professor of Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepeneurship, School of Business, George Washington University, US, Giovanni Battista Dagnino, Professor of Business Economics and Management, University of Catania, Italy, Sharon Alvarez, Thomas W. Olofson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, US and Rosario Faraci, Professor of Business Economics and Management, University of Catania, Italy
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and the Diffusion of Startups addresses, for the first time, the emerging notion of entrepreneurial ecosystems. Chapters from leading scholars in the fields of entrepreneurship and strategy explore new ideas and provoke debate in both academia and practice. Covering the emergence, dynamics and management of entrepreneurial ecosystems and offering conceptual tools, experimental evidence and practical examples, this book will be invaluable to those seeking a greater understanding of entrepreneurship and startup strategies, both practitioners and students.
Extent: 224 pp
Hardback Price: $130.00 Web: $117.00
Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78471 005 7
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
Recently emerging from a remote corner of study, entrepreneurial ecosystems and startups are assuming an increasingly significant role in today’s business world. This book constitutes a pioneering introduction to entrepreneurial ecosystems and startups, advancing the debate and providing unique and original coverage of the subject.

In this book, leading international researchers provide a synopsis of the current literature, and push forwards the boundaries of the field, using case studies to illustrate the implications of both theory and practice. Chapters cover the emergence, dynamics and management of entrepreneurial ecosystems, offering tools, experimental evidence and practical examples that will be invaluable to those seeking a greater understanding of entrepreneurship and startup strategies.

Providing a comprehensive introduction to the subject, and an array of intriguing insights, Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and the Diffusion of Startups will be a vital resource for scholars and students studying entrepreneurship, strategic management and business. The presentation of practical and real-world implications of research will also prove of interest to practitioners.

Contributors: S. Alvarez, E. Autio, V. Butticè, E.G. Carayannis, M.G. Colombo, G.B. Dagnino, R. Faraci, N.J. Foss, J. Gander, A. Haberberg, E. Longstaff, J. Lyngsie, A. Miglietta, A. Minà, E. Parisi, D. Peirone, P. Pisano, M. Provance, A. Rieple, D. Sharapov, L.D.W. Thomas
Contents:

1. Introduction: entrepreneurial ecosystems and the diffusion of startups
Sharon Alvarez, Elias G. Carayannis, Giovanni Battista Dagnino and Rosario Faraci

2. Mapping entrepreneurial ecosystems inquiry: a content analysis of the analysis of the literature and its implications
Anna Minà and Giovanni Battista Dagnino

3. Linking entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems: the case of AppCampus
Llewellyn D.W. Thomas, Dmitry Sharapov and Erkko Autio

4. Antecedents of firm-level entrepreneurship: how organizational design coordinates and controls the firm’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
Nicolai J. Foss and Jacob Lyngsie

5. Industry specificity and the effect of internal social capital in reward-based crowdfunding
Vincenzo Butticè and Massimo G. Colombo

6. Accessing the creative ecosystem: evidence from UK fashion design micro enterprises
Alison Rieple, Jonathan Gander, Paola Pisano, Adrian Haberberg and Emily Longstaff

7. Business incubators and entrepreneurial networks: a methodology for assessing incubator effectiveness and performance
Emanuele Parisi, Angelo Miglietta and Dario Peirone

8. Towards “skarse” entrepreneurial ecosystems: using agent-based simulation of entrepreneurship to reveal what makes regions tick
Elias G. Carayannis and Mike Provance

9. Looking beyond the current status of the conversation on entrepreneurial ecosystems and the diffusion of startups: where do we go from here?
Giovanni Battista Dagnino and Elias G. Carayannis

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