This book addresses a gap in the present literature on the role that geography plays in the distribution of entrepreneurial activity. Emerging work on entrepreneurial ecosystems suggests it is important entrepreneurship studies move beyond the mere identification of factors that impact entrepreneurial activity to consider the unique geographic contexts in which entrepreneurs operate. These contexts include a variety of interactive elements including regional characteristics, institutions, actors, and connectors.
As such, this collection analyses entrepreneurial activity in regions around the globe. The contributions explore a series of diverse regions in terms of their geographic, historical, industrial, and institutional contexts. The book also explores a range of topics, such as patterns of regional/subnational variations in entrepreneurial activity, geographically mediated determinants of entrepreneurship, inter-temporal dynamics, evolution of regional systems of entrepreneurship, and the impact of entrepreneurship on regional development and regional entrepreneurship policy. This book enhances our policy and practical knowledge about the unique regional context in which entrepreneurs operate and demonstrates the important role that geography plays in the spatial distribution of entrepreneurial activity.
Table of Contents
1. The Geography of Entrepreneurship Elizabeth A. Mack 2. The Geography of the Innovation-Entrepreneurship Nexus in Europe Roberta Capello and Camilla Lenzi 3. Networking Practices and Networking Cultures Benjamin Spigel 4. The Persistence of Regional Entrepreneurship-Are All Types of Self-Employment Equally Important? Michael Fritsch and Michael Wyrwich 5. Two Strands of Entrepreneurship: A Tale of Technology Ventures and Traditional Small Businesses in South Korea Jun Koo and Songhee Yoo 6. The Development of Entrepreneurship in China: A Geographical and Institutional Perspective Canfei He, Qi Guo, and Shengjun Zhu 7. The Intra-Metropolitan Geography of Entrepreneurship: A Spatial, Temporal, and Industrial Analysis (1989-2010) Elizabeth A. Mack and Kevin Credit 8. Are Start-Ups The Same Everywhere? The Urban-Rural Skill Gap in Swedish Entrepreneurship Martin Andersson, Sierdjan Koster, and Niclas Lavesson 9. Entrepreneurship in Peripheral Regions: A Relational Perspective Sandra Bürcher, Antoine Habersetzer, and Heike Mayer 10. The Geography of Entrepreneurship: Where Are We? Where Do We Go? Haifeng Qian
Elizabeth A. Mack is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Michigan State University, USA.
Haifeng Qian is Assistant Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa, USA.