The Nexus of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

Fischer, Manfred M. ORCID: and Nijkamp, Peter (2018) The Nexus of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. Working Papers in Regional Science, 2018/05. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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This chapter offers a review on modern entrepreneurship analysis, against the background of regional development. Regions with an entrepreneurial culture tend to be forerunners in a competitive economic process. After a conceptual discussion on the importance and the measurement of entrepreneurship, the contribution discusses critical success factors and key determinants of entrepreneurship. Next, much focus is laid on the geography of entrepreneurship as well as on industrial agglomeration, while also due attention is paid to the relevance of networks for modern entrepreneurship. The chapter concludes with some retrospective and prospective remarks.

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, definition and measurement issues, spatial aspects of entrepreneurship, regions with an entrepreneurial culture, cluster agglomeration factors, entrepreneurship and networks
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2018 14:02
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2020 15:24


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