The phenomenon of entrepreneurship has attracted researchers from a variety of disciplines and a diverse number of analytical approaches. Currently, there is a considerable amount of confusion and a variety of conflicting theories which are being used interchangeably and ambiguously.
In this important new book, the authors argue that there are analytically distinct forms of entrepreneurship, each of them having an individual logic of their own. They highlight the role of individual economic agents with endowments of new knowledge or new combinations of old knowledge as entrepreneurs, and thus identify them as dynamic factors in the knowledge economy.
Overall, this book not only provides a contemporary overview of current research in the field, but also summarizes the policy conclusions that can be drawn from current research.
Table of Contents
1. Origin and Development of the Knowledge Economy in Function Regions 2. Towards a Dynamic Theory for the Spatial Knowledge Economy 3. Measuring Dispersion Economies 4. Inherited Resources and Company Support as a Basis for New Firm Foundation 5. Co-Location of Manufacturing and Producer Services: A Simultaneous Equations Approach 6. New Firm Survival and Human Capital 7. Turnover and Mobility of Firms and Establishments in the Swedish Service Sector: A Structural Survey 8. Silicon Valley’s Regional Advantages: Evidence from Venture Capital Data 9. Clusters of Patents in Sweden 10. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector Developments in European and United States Metro Areas 11. Analyzing the Agglomeration Pattern Within the Swedish ICT-Sector: ICT and Urbanization 12. Spatial ICT Clusters in Sweden – An Empirical Method to Identify Necessary Conditions for Existence 13. Inter-firm and Inter-institution Networks as the Organizational Basis of Environment-Oriented Innovation Projects 14. Integrating Regional Models for Decision Support 15. The Role of Local Professional Support to Potential Entrepreneurs
Charlie Karlsson and Börje Johansson are at Jönköping International Business School, Sweden. Roger R. Stough is at George Mason University, USA.