1st Edition

Start-up Strategy and Entrepreneurial Development Evolving Business Models and Economic Trends

Edited By Iwona Skalna, Aleksandra Gąsior Copyright 2025
    226 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The emergence of start-up companies and new forms of entrepreneurship has become a significant challenge for entrepreneurs and decision-makers who shape the businesses and economies of the future. This book presents the results of international research, analyses, and experiences on start-ups, delving into their strengths and weaknesses as well as the challenges and attitudes that drive their quest for success. It identifies and analyzes various determinants that shape entrepreneurship, shedding light on new conditions that inspire and affect running a business in a new dynamically changing economic reality. It also presents strategies and concepts used by novice entrepreneurs to overcome market challenges and build thriving enterprises from scratch. Through an analysis of start-ups from various industries and countries, contributions showcase patterns and best practices that determine their growth, and the secrets of their extraordinary achievements are discovered. The power of cooperation between the academic environment and enterprises who jointly create innovations is also highlighted, as well as the impact of the educational systems and cultural norms that support networks on promoting ecology and an environment that encourages and supports entrepreneurial ventures. By analyzing the success of entrepreneurship in various regions and countries, this edited collection reveals the relationships among policy frameworks, access to resources, and the development of dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystems. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, and advanced students in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development.

    Chapter 1. Simple Joint-stock Company (SJSC) as New Legal Form Supporting Development of Startups

    Michał Brożyna and Justyna Pijanowska

    Chapter 2. European Start-ups as Forefront of Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Anna Barwińska-Małajowicz, Paweł Walawender and Miroslava Knapková

    Chapter 3. Trends and Challenges of Startup Companies – Slovak/Polish Perspective

    Anna Barwińska-Małajowicz and Miroslava Knapková

    Chapter 4. COVID-19 Implications for Academia-business Cooperation: Case of Polish Start-ups

    Agnieszka Domańska-Sikorzak and Hanna Rachoń

    Chapter 5. Science-oriented Startups and their Business Models

    Agnieszka Skala-Gosk

    Chapter 6. Difficulties in Setting up Companies Among Young Spanish and Polish Entrepreneurs: Case Studies

    Tomasz Bernat, Aleksandra Gąsior, Sergio Luis Nañez Alonso, Javier Jorge-Vázquez and Maria Peana Chivite-Cebolla

    Chapter 7. Analysis of Problem of Developing Cooperation Among R&D Institutions and Businesses in Poland as Seen by Academic Employee

    Edyta Mioduchowska-Jaroszewicz and Romina Pržiklas Družeta

    Chapter 8. Conditions Underlying Cooperation Between Science and Business in Renewable Energies Area: Case Study of Janpol Technologies Ltd

    Renata Marks-Bielska and Stanisław Bielski

    Chapter 9. Motivations of Entrepreneurial Decisions Among Polish and Spanish Students

    Aleksandra Gąsior, Barbara Czerniachowicz, Sergio Luis Nañez Alonso, Javier Jorge-Vázquez, Maria Peana Chivite-Cebolla and Michał Prusinowski

    Chapter 10. Global Educational Trends in Formation of Competencies Among Entrepreneurs of Generation Alpha

    Andrei Tsimayeu

    Chapter 11. Promotion of Technology-Based Rural Entrepreneurship as Strategy to Combat Depopulation in Spain

    Javier Jorge-Vázquez, Sergio Luis Náñez Alonso, Ricardo Francisco Reier Forradellas and Miguel Ángel Echarte

    Chapter 12. Designing Business Processes Using Design for Six Sigma

    Bartosz Soliński

    Chapter 13. Summary: Development of Entrepreneurship in Turbulent World

    Tomasz Bernat and Jerzy Duda


    Iwona Skalna is an associate professor in the Department of Business Informatics and Management Engineering at the Faculty of Management of AGH University of Krakow, Poland. She is a member of the Polish Information Processing Society, GDR MACS, and IEEE; her research interests are related to the modeling of uncertainty, scheduling optimization, and artificial intelligence. She is the author of more than 100 scientific publications, including several monographs and papers that have been published in prestigious international journals. She also actively participates in national science and research projects.

    Aleksandra Gąsior is an assistant professor at the Institute of Economics and Finance in the Department of Microeconomics of the University of Szczecin, Poland. She was a fellow of the 7th Framework Programme, People, IRSES project: “Pro-ecological Restructuring for Job.” She was also a member of the University of Szczecin team in the international project entitled “Case studies teaching in economics and management,” which was coordinated by the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Her current research includes the M&A of companies as well as restructuring processes, sustainable development, financial analysis, microeconomics, and ecological aspects.