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Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development

Edited by David Smallbone, Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University, UK, Markku Virtanen, CEO, Emind Oy, Finland and Arnis Sauka, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia
Entrepreneurship and innovation are arguably the main drivers of economic development today. This book explores the two in depth, at both the national and regional levels, using a variety of methodologies.

The expert contributors discuss the subject from a policy perspective, with case studies from a host of countries including new member states of the EU as well as established EU member states. Split into three parts, the book focuses on: innovation, entrepreneurial activity and regional development, and entrepreneurship and SME policy.
Extent: 224 pp
Hardback Price: $120.00 Web: $108.00
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78536 554 6
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economic Geography
  • Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Economics
Entrepreneurship and innovation are arguably the main drivers of economic development today. This book explores the two in depth, at both the national and regional levels, using a variety of methodologies.

The expert contributors discuss the subject from a policy perspective, with case studies from a host of countries including new member states of the EU as well as established EU member states. Split into three parts, the book focuses on: innovation, entrepreneurial activity and regional development, and entrepreneurship and SME policy.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of entrepreneurship and related subjects as well as to practitioners and policy-makers in the field.
‘This book adds much to our knowledge about the links between entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development. The editors have assembled a knowledgeable group of contributors who discuss the book’s topic from many complementary angles. I am convinced that the book will appeal to entrepreneurship scholars and practitioners alike who are eager to know more about regional development and the role of entrepreneurship and innovation therein.’
– Friederike Welter, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn and University of Siegen, Germany
Contributors: T. Chamberlin, A. Chepurenko, D. Curran, V. Elakhovskiy, M. Freel, O. Gumenna, C. Kalantaridis, M. Kuttim, T. Mets, C. O’Gorman, B. Piasecki, E. Popovskaya, A. Richter, P. Robson, A. Rogut, S. Roper, A. Sauka, O. Savchenko, S. Slava, D. Smallbone, U. Venesaar, M. Virtanen








Contents:

1. Introduction
David Smallbone, Markku Virtanen and Arnis Sauka

PART I INNOVATION
2. Innovation Processes in Adverse Institutional Settings: Connectedness and Disconnectedness in Three Regions of Ukraine
Christos Kalantaridis. Svitlana Slava, Olga Savchenko and Oleksandra Gumenna

3. Smart Specialisation as a Development Opportunity for the Peripheral Regions of Eastern Poland
Anna Rogut and Bogdan Piasecki

PART II ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SME POLICY
4. Entrepreneurship and Industrial Policy in Ireland
Colm O’Gorman and Declan Curran

5. Towards Europe: The Small Business Charter and SME Policy Up-grading in the Western Balkans
Stephen Roper and Anita Richter

6. Is Estonia Becoming Better Home for “born globals”?
Tõnis Mets

PART III ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITY AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
7. Entrepreneurial Activity of the Russian Population: Factors of Cross-regional Diversity – Methodology, Indicators, Preliminary Findings
Alexander Chepurenko, Vladimir Elakhovskiy and Ekaterina Popovskaya

8. Entrepreneurial Perceptions and Entrepreneurial Activity in Core and Peripheral Regions in Estonia
Urve Venesaar and Merle Küttim

9. The Capitalization of New Firms: Exploring the Influence of Entrepreneurial Characteristics on Start-up Finance
Paul Robson, Tyler Chamberlin and Mark Freel

10. Conclusions
David Smallbone, Markku Virtanen and Arnis Sauka

Index