The Role of Ecosystems in Developing Startups


The Role of Ecosystems in Developing Startups

Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research

9781803928968 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Pierluigi Rippa, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh, Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Paris Campus, IÉSEG School of Management, France, Agnieszka Kurczewska, Associate Professor, University of Lodz, Poland and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, Mario Raffa, formerly University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy and Mirela Xheneti, Professor, Strategy and Marketing Department, University of Sussex Business School, UK
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80392 896 8 Extent: 224 pp
Presenting cutting-edge research from Europe and beyond, The Role of Ecosystems in Developing Startups examines the diverse triggers of the entrepreneurial process and evaluates the richness of different entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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Presenting cutting-edge research from Europe and beyond, The Role of Ecosystems in Developing Startups examines the diverse triggers of the entrepreneurial process and evaluates the richness of different entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Novel approaches and methodologies in the field of startups, small business and entrepreneurship are provided, together with the conceptualisation of ecosystems in the managerial field. The book also demonstrates the importance of context in terms of actors and networks, the complete entrepreneurial journey as a set of complex processes and the role of time and resources supporting new companies. Furthermore, the use of social networks in both the early stages and in strategy execution are investigated as key to the entrepreneurial process and its ultimate success.

The book’s up-to-date empirical approach and practical guidance will provide an excellent resource to scholars and researchers in entrepreneurship alongside other business and management topics, practitioners and policy analysts in the field of entrepreneurship and management.
Critical Acclaim
‘In The Role of Ecosystems in Developing Startups. . . eight chapters guide the reader through different aspects of the entrepreneurial process, including the role of ecosystems in developing startups.
When we discuss entrepreneurship as a process, Rippa and colleagues argue, the ecosystem concept goes well beyond the mere construction of a network structure. Indeed, it is not only the presence of factors like finance, talent, knowledge and support services that determine its possibilities of success but how those elements interact between them.’
– Luca Sabia, blog

‘This collection of works from outstanding academics in the field of small business and entrepreneurship provides a valuable collection of research with interesting theoretical and practical insights into various perspectives on the emerging entrepreneurial process, such as digital transformation, entrepreneurial ecosystems, or family entrepreneurship. A thought-provoking resource for stimulating new research in this area.’
– Sascha Kraus, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

‘The Frontiers series offers a selection of the leading-edge research on diverse triggers of the entrepreneurial process. This book, written by a group of researchers from different countries, provides stimulating coverage of important topics in different contexts of startups, entrepreneurial ecosystems, family firms, born globals and hybrid entrepreneurs. It rewards the reader with interesting empirical and theoretical insights about the current state of entrepreneurship research.’
– Eddy Laveren, University of Antwerp and Antwerp Management School, Belgium, Past President ECSB

‘Understanding better the entrepreneurial process is of key importance for entrepreneurship research and practice. This book, written by a group of international scholars, offers new and fresh research perspectives. The contributions highlight the multiple dynamics influencing the entrepreneurial process related to the different types of firms (e.g. family firms, born globals and high-tech firms), operating in different economic environments, ecosystems and support structures. The book transcends both disciplinary and geographic boundaries in developing insight of an important research area.’
– Ulla Hytti, University of Turku, Finland, President of ECSB
Contributors: Louitri Abdenbi, Román Amelia, Abrar Ayesha, Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh, Sandrine Berger-Douce, Jesse Blits, Mondelaers Bram, Didier Chabaud, Marie-Christine Chalus Sauvannet, Paolo Di Toma, Jalila Elbousserghini, Madiha Gohar, Grégory Guéneau, Martine Hlady-Rispal, Agnieszka Kurczewska, Mario Raffa, Pierluigi Rippa, Shahid Pirzada Syed Rizwan, Adeel Tariq, Bernd Van Der Kwast, Johanna Vanderstraeten, Marc-André Vilette, Mirela Xheneti, Fatima Zahra Kasmaoui

1 An introduction to The Role of Ecosystems in Developing Startups 1
Pierluigi Rippa, Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh, Agnieszka
Kurczewska, Mario Raffa and Mirela Xheneti

2 Nascent hi-tech startups and entrepreneurial process
duration: the human capital that matters 9
Syed Rizwan Shahid Pirzada
3 The role of family factors in shaping the entrepreneurial
intentions of women: a case study of women entrepreneurs
from Peshawar, Pakistan 40
Madiha Gohar, Ayesha Abrar and Adeel Tariq
4 The role of corporate governance in the development of
strategy execution in family firms 64
Paolo Di Toma
5 Contribution to the study of Born Globals’ reticular
dynamic via a socio-material approach: the case of three
Moroccan Born Globals 81
Fatima Zahra Kasmaoui, Martine Hlady-Rispal and
Abdenbi Louitri

6 Entrepreneurial ecosystem’s black box:
inter-organizational ties in low-income countries: the case
of Morocco and Madagascar 107
Grégory Guéneau, Didier Chabaud and Marie-Christine
7 The power of the business incubator managerʼs profile in
service offering and startup survival and growth 135
Bernd van der Kwast, Johanna Vanderstraeten and
Bram Mondelaers
8 Characterizing hybrid entrepreneurship across
generations: the Dutch case 167
Amelia Román and Jesse Blits
9 Digital transformation and CSR practices in artisanal
family SMEs: a matter of strategic alignment? The case of
Les Bougies de Charroux 188
Sandrine Berger-Douce, Marc-André Vilette and
Jalila Elbousserghini

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