A critical review of entrepreneurial ecosystems research: towards a future research agenda

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Abstract

The entrepreneurial ecosystem (EE) literature has attracted much attention, especially in policy circles. However, the concept suffers from a number of shortcomings: (1) it lacks a clear analytical framework that makes explicit what is cause and what is effect in an EE; (2) while being a systemic concept, the EE has not yet fully exploited insights from network theory, and it is not always clear in what way the proposed elements are connected in an EE; (3) it remains a challenge what institutions (and at what spatial scale) impact on the structure and performance of EE; (4) studies have often focused on the EE in single regions or clusters, but lack a comparative and multi-scalar perspective and (5) the EE literature tends to provide a static framework taking a snapshot of EE without considering systematically their evolution over time. For each of these shortcomings, we make a number of suggestions to take up in future research on EE.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Janna Alvedalen
  • Ron Boschma
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Utrecht University
  • Lund University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Ekonomisk geografi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)887-903
TidskriftEuropean Planning Studies
Volym25
Utgåva nummer6
Tidigt onlinedatum2017 mar 15
StatusPublished - 2017 jun 3
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa