This book features latest research insights into the study of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The focus is on understanding its influence on the development of socially and physically defined ‘places’, and how these factors are related with each other. The book argues that regardless of how the concept of a ‘place’ is defined, be it cities, regions, nations or otherwise, the impact of new technologies will influence much of our business, social, and economic landscapes. Evidently, there is an increasing pressure on ‘places’ to embrace new opportunities for strategic development and confront complacency. The solution may very well be in creating and sustaining entrepreneurial ecosystems where entrepreneurial action thrives and innovation drives the new economy.
Table of Contents
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.- Deconstructing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Concept.- Institutional Dynamism In Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.- Place-based Triadic Ecosystem for Business-University-Government Entrepreneurship.- Theorising the University Governance Role in an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.- Entrepreneurial ecosystems, regional competitiveness and economic inertia: Is there a role for specialist intermediary organizations?.- Regional entrepreneurship ecosystems support: South East Queensland as case study.- Where are the spiders? Proximities and Access to the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: the Case of Polish Migrant Entrepreneurs in Glasgow.- Viva Las Vegas? Measuring the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for Las Vegas.- Measuring Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.