1st Edition

Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation Systems
Evidence from Europe

ISBN 9780415745246
Published November 11, 2013 by Routledge
352 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines entrepreneurship from three interrelated perspectives. Firstly, it links entrepreneurship to innovation and to the generation, transformation and use of knowledge. Secondly, it inserts entrepreneurship in innovation systems of various types- national, sectoral and local. Thirdly, it views entrepreneurship not as a single event but as a process that evolves in time, from the pre-entry experience, to the entrepreneurial act, to the evolution of the entrepreneur and the new company.

With chapters from a range of international contributors, the book answers questions such as; what are the main dimensions of knowledge intensive entrepreneurship? What are the factors affecting its emergence, evolution and performance? How important is knowledge intensive entrepreneurship for European growth and competitiveness? Is the situation of Central and Eastern Europe, engaged in a process of major economic and institutional transformation, similar or different from the one of Western Europe?

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction  1. Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation Systems in Europe Franco Malerba  Part 2: Perspectives on Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation Systems  2. The Knowledge-Based Entrepreneur: The Need for a Relevant Theory of the Firm Patrick Cohendet and Patrick Llerena  3. What Makes Entrepreneurship Systemic? Slavo Radosevic  4. Academic Patents, Spin-Offs and Beyond: The Many Faces of Scientific Entrepreneurship Chiara Franzoni and Francesco Lissoni  Part 3: Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation Systems: The European Case  5. Patterns of Technological Entry in Different Fields: an Analysis of Patent Data Roberto Camerani and Franco Malerba  6. Survival of Innovative Entrants in Knowledge Based Sectors Stefano Breschi, Franco Malerba and Maria Luisa Mancusi  7. Academic Inventors as Brokers: An Exploratory Analysis of the KEINS Database Francesco Lissoni  8. New Innovators and Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship in some European Sectoral Systems: A Field Camilla Lenzi, Kate Bishop, Stefano Breschi,Guido Buenstorf, Patrick Llerena, Franco Malerba, Maria Luisa Mancusi and Maureen McKelvey  9. Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship in Central and Eastern Europe: Results of a Firm Level Survey Slavo Radosevic, Maja Savic and Richard Woodward  10. Diversity of Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurial Firms: Struggling Biotech Firms Despite Opportunities Johan Brink and Maureen McKelvey  11. Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship and International Technology Transfer in the German Laser Industry Guido Buenstorf  12. Are the Dynamics of Knowledge Intensive Industries any Different? Ricardo Mamede, Daniel Mota and Manuel Mira Godinho  13. Entrepreneurship and Growth David B. Audretsch and Max Keilbach  Part 4: Policy Conclusions  14. Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship in Europe: Some Policy Conclusions Franco Malerba and Nicholas Vonortas

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Franco Malerba is Professor of Industrial Economics and Director of CESPRI, Research Center on Innovation and Internationalization at Bocconi University.