Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and the Transformation of Regions

Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger Stough

© 2013 – Routledge

332 pages | 30 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

In recent years, policy makers have given much credence to the role of entrepreneurship in the transformation of regions. As a result, a new set of policy responses have emerged that focus on the support of new venture creation, small business growth and idea generation and commercialization.

While there is a wealth of research about entrepreneurship in general, less attention has been given to the development of new tools and programs in support of entrepreneurial activities, and to the ways in which the emergence, the character and the types of entrepreneurship policies might differ between countries. In particular, the transatlantic perspective is of special interest because of the pioneering role of the United States in this area, and also due to the European Union's focus on economic competitiveness.

The contributions included in this book explore the emergence of entrepreneurship policies from a transatlantic comparative perspective and address different aspects of entrepreneurship policies including local entrepreneurship policies and the relationship between knowledge-based industries and entrepreneurship policies.

Reviews

'Entrepreneurial knowledge, technology and regions co-evolve in ways that often surprise both academics and policy makers. With this book, there will be fewer surprises and more insight.'Markku Sotarauta, University of Tampere, Finland.

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The contributions included in this book explore the emergence of entrepreneurship policies from a transatlantic comparative perspective and address different aspects of entrepreneurship policies including local entrepreneurship policies and the relationship between knowledge-based industries and entrepreneurship policies.

About the Editors

Charlie Karlsson is Professor of the Economics of Technological Change at Jönköping International Business School, Sweden. He is also President of the European Regional Science Association.

Börje Johansson is Professor of Economics at Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, and Professor of Infrastructure Economics at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Roger Stough is NOVA Endowed Chair and Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Policy, and Vice President for Research and Economic Development at George Mason University, USA.

About the Series

Regions and Cities

In today’s globalised, knowledge-driven and networked world, regions and cities have assumed heightened significance as the interconnected nodes of economic, social and cultural production, and as sites of new modes of economic governance and policy experimentation. This book series brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on this resurgence of regions and cities, and should be of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well as to policy-makers involved in regional and urban development.

For more information on the Regional Studies Association visit www.regionalstudies.org

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS020000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development