Handbook of Digital Entrepreneurship


Handbook of Digital Entrepreneurship

9781800373624 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Mohammad Keyhani, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada, Tobias Kollmann, Professor of Digital Business and Digital Entrepreneurship, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Andishe Ashjari, Doctoral Candidate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada, Alina Sorgner, Assistant Professor of Applied Data Analytics, John Cabot University, Rome, Italy, Research Affiliate, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and Research Fellow, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel) and Clyde Eiríkur Hull, Professor, Department of Management, Saunders College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 362 4 Extent: 340 pp
This authoritative Handbook compiles a diverse set of contributions on digital entrepreneurship, providing an in-depth study of how digital entrepreneurship research has evolved over the years, and where it stands today.

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This authoritative Handbook compiles a diverse set of contributions on digital entrepreneurship, providing an in-depth study of how digital entrepreneurship research has evolved over the years, and where it stands today.

Offering a snapshot of the major themes in digital entrepreneurship research, the Handbook highlights a wide range of both practice-engaged and practice-relevant works and explores the fundamental concepts and common themes in the field. Chapters examine key topics including the digital platform economy, the digitalization of work, the blockchain economy, and the rural–urban digital divide. The Handbook further analyzes the history and theory of digital entrepreneurship, while also sparking ideas for future research through a consideration of emerging phenomena and new ways to approach research in this broad area of study.

Discussing a diverse set of questions, contexts, theories, and methods, this Handbook will be a key resource for researchers and advanced students with a particular interest in entrepreneurship, innovation, technology management, and digital business models. Managers and entrepreneurs will also find the discussion of digital entrepreneurship in relation to financing, social issues, and technology beneficial.
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‘In an era where digital transformation is not just an option but a neces-sity for survival and growth, the Handbook of Digital Entrepreneurship, edited by Mohammad Keyhani, Tobias Kollmann, Andishe Ashjari, Alina Sorgner and Clyde Eiríkur Hull, emerges as a seminal work. This authoritative Handbook, published by Edward Elgar Publishing, provides an in-depth exploration of digital entrepreneurship, a field that has seen exponential growth and interest over the past few years. The relevance of this book in the present context cannot be overstated.’
– Suneel Sharma, The Journal of Entrepreneurship
Contributors: Zoltan J. Acs, Andishe Ashjari, Giacomo Ciambotti, Katharina de Cruppe, Angela Martinez Dy, Frank M. Fossen, Paolo Gerli, Vincent Göttel, Alexander B. Hamrick, Clyde Eiríkur Hull, Zahra Jamshidi, Philipp Benedikt Jung, Mohammad Keyhani, Lucas Kleine-Stegemann, Lisa Klever, Wolfgang Koehler, Tobias Kollmann, Éva Komlósi, Esteban Laufuente, Franz T. Lohrke, Trevor McLemore, Anton Miglo, Ben Mkalama, Varun Nagaraj, Bitange Ndemo, Christoph Rasche, Bennet Schierstedt, Christian Schultz, Eusebio Scornavacca, Abraham K. Song, Alina Sorgner, Christina Strauss (née Then-Bergh), László Szerb, Jason Whalley, Qiongrui Yao, Stefano Za

1 An introduction to digital entrepreneurship: concepts and themes 2
Mohammad Keyhani, Andishe Ashjari, Alina Sorgner, Tobias Kollmann,
Clyde Eiríkur Hull and Zahra Jamshidi

2 What is digital entrepreneurship? Fundamentals of company founding
in the digital economy 27
Tobias Kollmann and Philipp Benedikt Jung
3 Eras of digital entrepreneurship: connecting the past, present, and future 49
Tobias Kollmann, Lucas Kleine-Stegemann, Katharina de Cruppe and
Christina Strauss
4 Exploring the field of digital entrepreneurship: a bibliometric analysis 74
Eusebio Scornavacca, Tobias Kollmann, Stefano Za, Lucas Kleine-Stegemann
and Christina Strauss

5 Measuring the digital platform economy 91
Zoltan J. Acs, László Szerb, Abraham K. Song, Esteban Lafuente and Éva Komlósi
6 The regional impacts of digitalization of work on entrepreneurship in
the United States 121
Frank M. Fossen, Trevor McLemore and Alina Sorgner

7 Startup stacks: understanding the new landscape of digital
entrepreneurship technology 140
Mohammad Keyhani
8 Digital product-assisted learning: transforming entrepreneurial learning
with product usage analytics 161
Varun Nagaraj

9 Punching above their weight class: assessing how digital technologies
enhance new and small firm survival and competitiveness 181
Franz T. Lohrke, Alexander B. Hamrick and Qiongrui (Missy) Yao
10 Digital adoption in micro and small enterprise clusters: a dependency
theory study in Kenya 199
Ben Mkalama, Giacomo Ciambotti and Bitange Ndemo

11 Crowdfunding: a competency framework for creators 222
Andishe Ashjari
12 Backers: consumers or investors? Crowdfunding vs. traditional
financing as an optimal security design problem 236
Anton Miglo
13 Blockchain economy: the challenges and opportunities of initial coin offerings 256
Bennet Schierstedt, Vincent Göttel and Lisa Klever

14 Agentifying the body algorithmic: digital entrepreneurial agency and
accountability gaps 272
Angela Martinez Dy
15 Digital entrepreneurship in a rural context: the implications of the
rural–urban digital divide 291
Paolo Gerli and Jason Whalley
16 Data are the fuel for digital entrepreneurship — but what about data privacy? 306
Wolfgang Koehler, Christian Schultz and Christoph Rasche

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