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Changes in Regional Firm Founding Activities
A Theoretical Explanation and Empirical Evidence

ISBN 9780415547796
Published December 8, 2009 by Routledge
286 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Part of the highly successful Studies in Global Competition series and written by an author based at the Max Planck Institute in Germany – one of the world’s leading centres of evolutionary economics, this book looks at the medium to long term development of firm founding activity.

Developing a framework with which to focus on development and change in regional firm founding activities and split into two sections, it:

  • explores changes in regional firm founding activities; looking at empirical evidence based on the analysis of fifty German regions
  • examines positive examples or 'role models' that can lead to change in regional start-up activities, analyzing its impact both theoretically and empirically in the German town of Jena.

Incisive and based on empirical research, this book is a key resource for students engaged with change and development in entrepreneurial and regional start-up activities and the environmental impact of start up decisions as well as to policy makers in this area.



Table of Contents

1. Introduction  1.1 Background and Context  1.2 Structure of the Study  2. Theoretical Considerations and Changes in Regional Firm Founding Activities  2.1 Regional Factors Influencing Start-Ups  2.2 Transformation and Dynamics in the Transmission Process  2.3 Events and their Impact on Regional Factors  2.4 Linking Events, Changing Regional Factors and Founding Activities  3. Empirical Evidence  3.1 Background of the Empirical Study  3.2 Empirical Analysis of Changes in Regional Firm Founding Activities  3.3 How Events Change Regional Firm Foundings: An Empirical Approach  3.4 Intermediate Summary and Discussion  4. Positive Examples and their impact on Regional Start-Up Activities  4.1 (Shared) Mental Models and Behavioural Patterns  4.2 Dissemination of Mental Models in a Regional Context  4.3 Imitative Behaviour and Regional Founding Activities  4.4 How Entrepreneurial Role Models Influence Start-Ups in Jena: A Case Study  4.5 Preliminary Summary and Discussion  5. Conclusions  5.1 Aim and Structure of Study  5.2 Summary of Findings  5.3 Policy Implications  5.4 Outlook

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