Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and the Transformation of Regions

Book description

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.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Regions and Cities
  4. Title Page
  5. Copyright Page
  6. Table of Contents
  7. List of figures
  8. List of tables
  9. Contributors
  10. Preface
  11. 1 Entrepreneurial knowledge, technology and the transformation of regions: An introduction
  12. 2 The global entrepreneurship and development index across stages of development
  13. 3 Startups and their effects on local development: The case of Sweden
  14. 4 Open innovation profiles in Italian manufacturing companies
  15. 5 Business networking in Oxfordshire: Scope and regional dynamics
  16. 6 Trends and patterns in offshoring in the European automotive industry
  17. 7 The role of knowledge heterogeneity on the innovative capability of industrial districts
  18. 8 Absorptive capacity and exporting and importing decisions: An application for developing economies
  19. 9 The M&A exit from science-based firms
  20. 10 Geographic concentration and vertical disintegration in KIBS: Evidence from the metropolitan area of Milan
  21. 11 The comprehensive role of knowledge and institutional endowments on regional transformation: Evidence from Skåne, Sweden
  22. 12 Unlocking the potential of innovation and entrepreneurship: The role of local policy in cities
  23. 13 Implementation of a cluster based local development strategy: A comparative analysis of Danish and American experiences based on the medium sized town regions of Eau Claire (WI) and Sønderborg
  24. 14 Impact of government support policy on the performance of SMEs in the regional industries in Korea
  25. 15 Enterprise support in deprived urban neighbourhoods: Some challenges and lessons for government intervention
  26. Index

Product information

  • Title: Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and the Transformation of Regions
  • Author(s): Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger Stough
  • Release date: June 2013
  • Publisher(s): Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781135055899