Entrepreneurship and Regional Development (Enterpren Reg Dev)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

Entrepreneurship and Regional Development is unique in that it addresses the central factors in economic development - entrepreneurial vitality and innovation - as local and regional phenomena. It provides a multi-disciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of entrepreneurship and small firm development and for those studying and developing the local and regional context in which entrepreneurs emerge, innovate and establish the new economic activities which drive economic growth and create new economic wealth and employment. The journal focuses on the diverse and complex characteristics of local and regional economies which lead to entrepreneurial vitality and endow the large and small firms within them with international competitiveness.

Current impact factor: 1.33

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Additional details

5-year impact 2.44
Cited half-life 7.50
Immediacy index 0.22
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.75
Website Entrepreneurship & Regional Development website
Other titles Entrepreneurship and regional development (Online)
ISSN 1464-5114
OCLC 41393949
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: This study extends theory on the effects of public policies stimulating technology demand and of industry network ties on firm-level entrepreneurial behaviour. We take an institutional perspective to develop a theoretical model examining the mechanisms through which public policies, regulatory uncertainty, and industry network ties affect firm-level entrepreneurial decision-making processes and the ability to introduce highly innovative products and to sustain superior performance. We focus on firm-level effects, which enables the study of the tension between institutional pressures of homogeneity and competitive pressures of heterogeneity for entrepreneurial decision-making processes in environments characterized by policy-induced market demands. To test our hypotheses, we draw on data from a large-scale survey among German renewable energy firms. Our results show that public policies can constrain firm innovativeness and risk-taking behaviour because they steer firms towards a more conservative attitude and discourage the pursuit of high-risk innovation projects. However, firms can counteract these influences and enhance their innovativeness by maintaining close network ties with research associations as we find that innovativeness and a highly innovative product portfolio are key success factors. In summary, these findings provide important implications for the study of public policy effects, industry network ties and entrepreneurial behaviour.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
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    ABSTRACT: A critical challenge for entrepreneurship scholars is the need to develop a greater understanding of (1) how, when and why entrepreneurial networks emerge, develop and change over time and (2) how network evolution impacts on the entrepreneurial trajectory. This special issue of Entrepreneurship & Regional Development begins to address these challenges by presenting a range of current works that further increase our understanding about social network dynamics during the entrepreneurial process. We begin by connecting this special issue to some of the main challenges of the field of entrepreneurship. From this, we propose an integrative perspective required to move thinking forward. We then summarize how the diverse papers presented in this special issue contribute to opening up the research field further and help us develop a greater understanding about the challenges entrepreneurship scholars face. We conclude this article with lessons and suggestions for future research
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
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    ABSTRACT: Entrepreneurial activities are strongly influenced by the context in which they occur. It is therefore imperative to understand how different contexts enable entrepreneurs to create opportunities. In this paper we focus on the spatial context of rural entrepreneurs and explore how the rural context impacts on their opportunity creation. Based on a multiple case study we find that rural entrepreneurs mix what we refer to as placial embeddedness – an intimate knowledge of and concern for the place – with strategically built non-local networks, i.e. the best of two worlds. Notably, the entrepreneurs seek to exhaust the localised resource base before seeking out non-local resources. Our findings thus contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurship in context and challenge future research to explore how different forms of contexts are bridged in different settings to create varieties of entrepreneurial activities. Link to full paper: http://pure.au.dk/portal/files/90907154/Best_of_Both_Worlds_Rural_Entrepreneurship_PURE.pdf
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
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    ABSTRACT: This study provides the first empirical investigation to test one of transmission channels of resource curse, i.e. marginalized entrepreneurship activities. Our panel data analysis of 65 countries from 2004 to 2011 shows a negative and statistically significant association between oil rents dependency and entrepreneurship indicator. This finding is robust to control of other major drivers of entrepreneurship, unobservable country- and time-fixed effects and a different measurement of oil rents dependency. In addition, our main results show that government effectiveness among other dimensions of good governance has a statistically significant moderating effect in entrepreneurship–oil rents nexus.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2014 · Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
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    ABSTRACT: A new definition of regional milieu is emerging from the recent innovation policy framework inspired by the notion of a ‘knowledge economy’. It is grounded in a theoretical context where the emphasis is on the interactive character of innovation, involving the sharing and exchange of different forms of knowledge among the actors. Identifying regional positioning within the global knowledge value chain is a current preoccupation of both policy and empirical research. This study tries to measure the degree of involvement of a (follower) regional community of biotechnology actors in the global knowledge value chain. It applies inductive research and exploratory case studies to analyse local relational behaviour within the knowledge network (KN) structure. Our description of a regional bio-community highlights the distinctiveness of regional knowledge in relation to the distribution of KN capabilities. The critical nodes in the KN structure are the intra-regional actors, represented by public basic research organizations. These actors bridge between local basic research groups and the international scientific community, although the ability of local actors to collaborate can affect the strength of the links among them. This aspect, which is not addressed by regional strategies, should be the focus of new regional policies.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2014 · Entrepreneurship and Regional Development