The Emergence of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: A review of the Literature

Arho Suominen (Corresponding author), Ozgur Dedehayir, Michelle Smidt

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Abstract

Despite the growing attention afforded to Entrepreneurial
Ecosystems by scholars and academics alike, our conceptualisation of the
phenomenon remains incomplete. In this paper we address this knowledge gap
by focusing on Entrepreneurial Ecosystem emergence. Through a systematic
review of the literature that includes detailed analysis of 165 papers, we
identify the actors involved in the emergence process, together with facilitating
factors, and the mechanisms driving emergence. Our findings show that besides
entrepreneurs, established local and foreign firms, financiers, the regional
government, accelerators, and research organisations play a pivotal role in the
emergence of the ecosystem. Furthermore, supporting activities, local history,
and available human and knowledge resources are some of the factors
facilitating emergence. And finally, entrepreneurial break-off, resource
injection, and communi
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
PublisherInternational Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM
ISBN (Print)978-952-335-351-0
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2019
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventXXX ISPIM Innovation Conference: Celebrating Innovation - 500 Years Since Da Vinci - Florence, Italy
Duration: 16 Jun 201919 Jun 2019
https://www.ispim-innovation-conference.com/

Conference

ConferenceXXX ISPIM Innovation Conference
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period16/06/1919/06/19
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Keywords

  • entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • emergence
  • literature review
  • mechanisms

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    Suominen, A., Dedehayir, O., & Smidt, M. (2019). The Emergence of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: A review of the Literature. In Proceedings of International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM.