ABSTRACT

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?

part |2 pages

PART I Introduction

part |2 pages

PART II Perspectives on knowledge- intensive entrepreneurship and innovation systems

chapter 2|21 pages

The knowledge- based entrepreneur: The need for a relevant theory of the firm

ByPATRICK COHENDET, PATRICK LLERENA

chapter 3|25 pages

What makes entrepreneurship systemic?

BySLAVO RADOSEVIC

chapter 4|24 pages

Academic patents, spin- offs and beyond: The many faces of scientific entrepreneurship

ByCHIARA FRANZONI, FRANCESCO LISSONI

part |2 pages

PART III Knowledge- intensive entrepreneurship and innovation systems: the European case

chapter 5|33 pages

Patterns of technological entry in different fields: An analysis of patent data

ByROBERTO CAMERANI, FRANCO MALERBA

chapter 6|18 pages

Survival of innovative entrants in knowledge- based sectors

BySTEFANO BRESCHI, FRANCO MALERBA

chapter 7|25 pages

Brokerage roles in academic patenting: An analysis of Italian inventors

ByFRANCESCO LISSONI

chapter 8|19 pages

New innovators and knowledge- intensive entrepreneurship in European sectoral systems: a field analysis

ByCAMILLA LENZI, KATE BISHOP, STEFANO BRESCHI

chapter 12|20 pages

Are the dynamics of knowledge- based industries any different?

ByRICARDO MAMEDE, DANIEL MOTA

chapter 13|12 pages

Entrepreneurship and growth

ByDAVID B . AUDRETSCH AND MAX KEILBACH

part |2 pages

PART IV Policy conclusions

chapter 14|13 pages

Knowledge- intensive entrepreneurship in Europe: some policy conclusions

ByFRANCO MALERBA, NICHOLAS VONORTAS