Edited by Alain Fayolle, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Entrepreneurship Research Centre, EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France and Kiril Todorov, Professor of Industrial Management and Entrepreneurship, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria
What role can entrepreneurship play in a European economy that is more and more open to the rest of the world? In this European Union construction, what is the place of the nation states and economies that have only recently converted to a free market economy? It is these questions, among others, that the book explores and discusses in particular. The future steps required in developing European entrepreneurship in a dynamic and international context are also analyzed and synthesized.
What role can entrepreneurship play in a European economy that is more and more open to the rest of the world? In this European construction, what is the place of the countries and economies that have only recently converted to a free market economy? It is these questions, among others, that this book explores and discusses in particular. The future steps required in developing European entrepreneurship in a dynamic and international context are also analysed and synthesized.
The expert contributors reveal both the macro and micro factors that influence European entrepreneurial development, with an emphasis on high-tech firms. The particular topics addressed include: SME research and innovation policy issues; starting and growing a new venture; innovation, marketing and entrepreneurial networks; entrepreneurship and regional (cross-border) development; building competitive advantage of SMEs; and social and cultural aspects of entrepreneurship.
This comprehensive work will provide a timely and important basis for academics, researchers, students and policy-makers in the fields of entrepreneurship and European studies.
Contributors: K. Arhio, J. Ateljevic, O. Basso, V. Bouchard, A. Fayolle, A. Haahti, M.-L. Kaakko, I. Kereziev, J. Klaesson, M. Merlino, O. Pesämaa, H. Pichler, R. Saner, S. Testa, K. Todorov, D. Tolstoy, D. Watkins, L. Yiu
1. European Entrepreneurship in the Globalizing Economy: An Introduction Alain Fayolle and Kiril Todorov
PART I: MACRO-ECONOMIC FACTORS IN DEVELOPING ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2. Innovative Schumpeterian Entrepreneurship: A Systemic Perspective Hanns Pichler
3. Sustainable Transborder Business Cooperation in the European Regions: The Importance of Social Entrepreneurship Raymond Saner and Lichia Yiu
4. Understanding the Impact of Culture on a Firm’s Entrepreneurial Orientation and Behaviour: A Conceptual Framework Alain Fayolle, Oivier Basso and Véronique Bouchard
5. Probioprise: Engaging Entrepreneurs in Formulating Research and Innovation Policy at the European Level David Watkins
6. The Third Sector in Action: A Cross-border Partnership in the Western Balkans Jovo Ateljevic
PART II: MICRO-ECONOMIC FACTORS IN NURTURING HIGH POTENTIAL SMEs 7. Board Network Characteristics and Company Performance in Sweden: The Case of Gnosjö Companies and their Board Members in Southern Sweden Ossi Pesämaa, Johan Klaesson and Antti Haahti
8. Knowledge Creation and Management in an Italian Biotech Startup Massimo Merlino and Stefania Testa
9. The International Product Venturing of a Biotech SME: Knowledge Combination in Upstream and Downstream Networks Daniel Tolstoy
10. Building Competitive Advantage in the Process of Business Growth: The Case of Bulgarian Technology-based SMEs Kiril Todorov and Iliya Kereziev
11. Business Pre-incubator as a Learning Network: A Case Study in the University of Applied Sciences Kaija Arhio and Marja-Liisa Kaakko
12. European Entrepreneurship: Future Steps Alain Fayolle and Kiril Todorov