Bruno Fischer

Bruno Fischer
University of Campinas | UNICAMP · Faculdade de Ciências Aplicadas - Limeira (FCA)

PhD in Economics of Innovation

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Introduction
Assistant Professor - Business Strategy & Entrepreneurship School of Applied Sciences - University of Campinas, Brazil FCA/UNICAMP Currently working on entrepreneurial ecosystems in developing countries and technology upgrading issues in catching-up economies.
Additional affiliations
May 2016 - present
University of Campinas
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
March 2014 - April 2016
University of Campinas
Position
  • PostDoc Position
March 2014 - present
University of Campinas
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
September 2010 - October 2013
Complutense University of Madrid
Field of study
  • Economics of Innovation
October 2008 - July 2010
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Field of study
  • Economics of Innovation
March 2007 - September 2008
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Field of study
  • Agribusiness Management

Publications

Publications (120)
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This study aims to analyze the impact of knowledge and socioeconomic dimensions on entrepreneurial ecosystem dynamics when addressing the emergence of green and 'traditional' knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship (KIE). The methodological approach used in the study was quantitative, using structural equation modeling. Our empirical analysis comprise...
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Growing importance has been attached to the concept of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (EE) as productive structures that encompass complex sets of interaction driving economic agents' competitive capabilities. Drawing from biomimetism, the EE approach dedicates attention to unraveling the mechanisms through which socioeconomic environments organize to...
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In this article we pay attention to the different analytical layers that compose the managerial context of university-industry relationships-a cornerstone of entrepreneurial universities. Specifically, we address the dynamics of joint university-industry laboratories, a typical example of high-quality engagement between academia and industry. Joint...
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Este capítulo tem como objetivo analisar os níveis de alinhamento entre a geração de conhecimento cientí!co nas IES e a estrutura econômica local. Para tanto, foi realizado um estudo de caso no Instituto Federal do Norte de Minas Gerais (IFNMG), o qual se encontra em um contexto economicamente periférico e de reduzido dinamismo econômico. Tal propo...
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In this opening editorial, we dedicate efforts to take stock on some of the pivotal elements of IEs discussed in the prior literature, present the five contributions to the issue and identify key themes that require further developments in future research. We hope these contributions can shed light on aspects of interest in the IE field and inspire...
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Startups are a contemporary business model that repeatedly presents issues related to financial constraints. Recently, the adoption of franchising emerged as a possibility for startups. This study adopts a novel approach in the startup literature to explain the decision-making process for startups formulating franchising strategies. Additionally, a...
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Purpose Entrepreneurship can be understood as a systemic phenomenon, thus relying on sets of influential factors associated with socioeconomic contexts. Institutional conditions play a pivotal role in this regard, affecting the allocation of entrepreneurial efforts. The goal of this research is to verify to what extent do the pillars of Countries'...
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This study is an initial step towards theorizing erosion of co-created value in knowledge-intensive workplaces. In doing so, our research examines how knowledge hiding behaviour instigated and promoted by organizational leaders can adversely impact the micro-foundations of the organization. The current study explores knowledge hiding in the Indian...
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Purpose Social contexts and academic environments are key elements in the debate about drivers of entrepreneurial intention and behavior in tertiary students. Nonetheless, the underlying dynamics of student entrepreneurship remain elusive. This study aims to contribute to this discussion by creating an original model that addresses the perception o...
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While academic entrepreneurship depends on the entrepreneurial behavior of university scientists, management studies show that identity development precedes behavioral enactment. This paper extends our understanding of why and how individuals who define themselves as a scientist develop or fail to develop a new commercialization-focused entrepreneu...
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Universities play significant roles for technology upgrading in National Innovation Systems. But it remains a challenge defining and implementing institutional adjustments that promote the integration of a broader spectrum of research-oriented universities into national and global value chains. Interaction of academia with productive systems needs...
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Introduction: Researchers generally agree that institutions are important to entrepreneurship and determine the set of payoffs that society offers to these activities, therefore, scholars have been focusing on how to increase entrepreneurship prevalence and allocate it productively. To this extent, the Country Institutional Profile has been used fo...
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While our comprehension on the configurations and dynamics of entrepreneurial ecosystems has advanced significantly, there remains a conspicuous gap in how localised phenomena shape transitions towards environmentally sustainable regions-particularly outside the scope of advanced nations. Accordingly, our research explores how entrepreneurial ecosy...
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Knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) collaborate with manufacturers to increase their knowledge, stimulate innovation, and support the implementation of service-oriented business models. In addition, KIBS firms are also known to stimulate regional economic development. Hence, this study aims to identify the key research themes and future op...
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Purpose The springboard theory for multinational enterprises and the upward spiral model address the expansion of emerging countries’ multinational enterprises (MNEs) abroad as a set of resource-building stages. This paper aims to analyze this model by qualifying knowledge flows in three domains: learning effects, transfer flows and global connecti...
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While our comprehension on the configurations and dynamics of entrepreneurial ecosystems has advanced significantly, there remains a conspicuous gap in how localized phenomena shape transitions towards environmentally sustainable regions-particularly outside the scope of advanced nations. Accordingly, our research explores how entrepreneurial ecosy...
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The purpose of this article is to evaluate the impact of university ecosystems on entrepreneurial intention and self-efficacy of Brazilian undergraduate students. The empirical exercise relies on Structural Equations Modelling based on data of 468 students from 70 universities across the country. Results indicate that traditional approaches to fome...
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Purpose-The purpose of this study is to understand how franchise startups have been facing the crisis caused by COVID-19, with greater emphasis on the effects of the franchising decision on the survival of this type of business during the crisis period. Design/methodology/approach-This is a qualitative research, conducted through multiple-case stud...
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The accumulation of knowledge that explains universities' contributions to innovation and entrepreneurship's regional ecosystems has mainly adopted a perspective based on technology transfer processes from academia to markets. Alternatively, in this study, we assume the notion of mutualism, based on the biomimetic rationale of ecosystem studies tha...
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Entrepreneurial ecosystems research has largely focused on the profile of a handful of successful locations. This has prevented a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that shape entrepreneurial activity across the geographical space. Our goals in this research are (1) to identify the critical dimensions of entrepreneurial ecosystems , and (2) to...
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Knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship (KIE) is a socioeconomic phenomenon that drives economic aggregate competitiveness and innovative capabilities in economies worldwide. However, while prior literature has significantly advanced in terms of identifying critical elements associated with the success of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial ventures,...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to evaluate the microfoundations of student entrepreneurship, a cornerstone of innovation ecosystems. To this end, this paper assesses how perceived university support for entrepreneurship influences entrepreneurial characteristics and intentions in students enrolled at Amazonas and São Paulo State Universities....
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Social contexts and academic environments are key elements in the debate about drivers of entrepreneurial intention and behavior in tertiary students. Nonetheless, the underlying dynamics of student entrepreneurship remain elusive. In this article we contribute to this discussion by creating an original model that addresses the perception of entrep...
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Call for Papers at Technovation Overview This Special Issue aims at extending Innovation Management to an inclusive approach involving innovation practices and social and environmental sustainability. Like any management theory, new paradigms are needed to meet the challenges ahead of societies and economies. Thus, relatively separated fields of...
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Este estudo buscou analisar a influência dos fatores socioeconômicos na motivação para o empreendedorismo social. Foram estudados 192 estudantes de administração de três Instituições de Ensino Superior (IES), sendo duas delas públicas e outra privada. A coleta de dados envolveu um questionário com perguntas fechadas para determinação do perfil soci...
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Purpose – The objective of this study is to understand how franchise startups have been facing the crisis caused by COVID-19, with greater emphasis on the effects of the franchising decision on the survival of this type of business during the crisis period. Design/methodology/approach – This is a qualitative research with the performance of multip...
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This special issue will focus on the interaction of the “local” and the “global” in the context of a rapidly changing international environment as described above. In particular, we call for theoretical and empirical papers that deal with the changing nature of international production and local adaptation. We welcome papers addressing the followin...
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The article compares and contrasts different sets of patent-based indicators, traditionally used to assess countries' technological capacities and specialisation. By doing that, we seek to determine how a chosen metric might affect the results of such an analysis, sometimes causing misleading conclusions on technological profiling. This goal is ach...
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The objective of this article is to address aggregate performance indicators in National Systems of Entrepreneur-ship from an efficiency perspective. Our assessment is based on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) applied to data from the Index of Dynamic Entrepreneurship (IDE) for a sample of 60 countries. Besides providing information on the efficienc...
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Resumo Executivo PIPE a. Apesar das evidências de diferentes avaliações, parte da literatura discute a eficácia real das políticas de promoção do KIE (knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship) em face da relevância econômica observada do empreendedorismo intensivo em conhecimento. Assim, são necessárias avaliações de impacto e exercícios de avaliação a...
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This research focused on evaluating how the perceived university support for entrepreneurship influences entrepreneurial characteristics and entrepreneurial intention of Business Administration Students enrolled at Amazonas and São Paulo State Universities, as well as analyzing the differences in Amazonas and São Paulo educational contexts. A quant...
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Universities can be perceived as sources of innovation, where academic spin-offs is one of its main vehicles. One of the main points of attention in this debate concerns the pivotal role of universities within entrepreneurial ecosystems. Drawing from this background, this research investigates the locational dynamics of academic spin-offs in the St...
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Purpose Frugal innovation has gained prominence based on its potential contribution to sustainable development and the new opportunities that it offers to low-income customers. This paper aims to analyse the strategic knowledge transfer practices implemented by an entrepreneurial university for fostering frugal innovations within an emerging econom...
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Este capítulo aborda a evolução da inserção das universidades no sistema de inovação brasileiro. Para tanto, exploramos a evolução do patenteamento acadêmico e dos vínculos com a indústria nas últimas décadas e como essas dinâmicas podem se encaixar nos processos de avanços tecnológicos em uma economia emergente. Como se sabe, o papel desempenhado...
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Purpose – While the born global (BG) phenomenon has been well established in the literature, studies on accelerated internationalization of firms in the service sector have been scarce, particularly for the specific case of knowledge-intensive services (KIS). The purpose of this paper is to explore which competitive characteristics differentiate KI...
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Research on the concept of entrepreneurial universities has dedicated significant attention to understand how academic ecosystems shape the propensity of its members to establish new ventures. In this article we look at a prior step of the entrepreneurial event, i.e., how universities' dynamics and initiatives related to entrepreneurship affect the...
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Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (EE) have received increased attention in recent years due to its capacity of providing an analytical framework to comprehend connections that take place in order to foster entrepreneurial endeavors. A key agent in this context is the university as an institution that can generate spin offs and mediate interactions amongs...
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Purpose Based on an efficiency analysis of the Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI), the purpose was to demonstrate that the Key Performance Indicators’ analysis leads to a misinterpretation of the dynamics of National Systems of Entrepreneurship (NSEs). This might hamper the formulation of sound initiatives in other economies, with relevant implica...
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In this Special Issue we expect contributions that address topics related to some relevant questions in the field of Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems: One important aspect concerning how to shape and foster innovation ecosystems as to connect technological evolution with the generation of knowledge-intensive ventures...
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https://www.journals.elsevier.com/technological-forecasting-and-social-change/call-for-papers/management-of-joint-university-industry-laboratories Technological Forecasting and Social Change Management of Joint University-Industry Laboratories Short title: Joint UI labs Over the last decade discussions about the third mission of universities, K...
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The growing importance attributed to innovation as a mechanism of economic development has generated a large body of research that aims at understanding how agents and their respective patterns of interaction are related. Prior research has demonstrated that innovation relies on learning processes that are unevenly localized in space, thus producin...
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Objetivo – Esta pesquisa tem como objetivo investigar a dinâmica de localização de empreendedores acadêmicos no Estado de São Paulo e a sua associação com as respectivas universidades de origem.Metodologia/abordagem – Foram analisados 1.082 projetos PIPE/FAPESP no período compreendido entre 1998 e 2017, permitindo a construção de mapas de calor que...
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Universities are perceived as 'anchors' of entrepreneurial ecosystems. These institutions are associated with connecting human capital with market needs, thus acting as knowledge brokers. Nonetheless, the mechanisms through which these linkages are established are still a matter of dispute. In this article we approach this issue by focusing on how...
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Resumo Os Ecossistemas de Empreendedorismo vêm recebendo crescente atenção dos pesquisadores interessados em explicar fenômenos relacionados à criação de novas firmas devido sua abordagem sistêmica e multidisciplinar. Essa estrutura é protagonizada cada vez mais por Universidades e suas spin offs. O principal objetivo desse trabalho é desenvolver u...
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A economia do conhecimento é organizada em rede envolvendo atores de distintas esferas institucionais, como a Universidade (U), as empresas do setor produtivo de bens e serviços (E) e o Governo (G), além da própria sociedade, que executam seus papeis natos respectivos de geração e transmissão do conhecimento, produção de bens e serviços (B/S) e reg...
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Frugal innovation has gained prominence in recent years given its potential contribution to sustainable development and the new opportunities that it provides to low-income customers. However, the role of universities in frugal innovation remains largely unexplored. This paper looks into the different mechanisms through which university-business co...
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The evolving role of universities drives attention to initiatives aiming at making these institutions hubs of en-trepreneurial activity. Nonetheless, literature has defied the extent of these changes, thus calling for further approaches dealing with the heterogeneous nature of contextual influences on academic entrepreneurship. Aiming at disentangl...
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The dominant discourse on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (EE) remains focused on the profile of a handful of successful locations. This has hindered a deeper comprehension of the economic mechanisms that shape evolutionary trends in entrepreneurial activity and how they operate in distinct places. We propose that EE have regularities, but they can also...
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Universities can be perceived as sources of innovation, where academic spin-offs is one of its main vehicles. One of the main points of attention in this debate concerns the pivotal role of universities within entrepreneurial ecosystems. Drawing from this background, this research investigates the loca-tional dynamics of academic spin-offs in the S...
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The 43rd Meeting of the Brazilian Academy of Management (EnANPAD 2019) is organized in eleven Academic Divisions, aggregating topics of interest to a broad spectrum of areas within the field of Business Research. It is currently the second largest academic event in Business Administration worldwide. EnANPAD is a space of interlocution between peers...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyze this phenomenon and identify its determinants using data from Brazilian higher education institutions. Design/methodology/approach Based on a data set comprehending 2,230 university students from 70 different institutions across the country, the authors develop five Probit models to assess impacts re...
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Dado o crescente número de empreendedores acadêmicos no Brasil, o trabalho teve como objetivo demonstrar a influência da universidade quanto à escolha do local para a abertura do empreendimento, se elas acabam atuando ou não como um fator de retenção ou atração destes indivíduos no estado brasileiro de São Paulo. Ainda foram explorados mais alguns...
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High-growth entrepreneurship represents a key socioeconomic phenomenon that is expected to spur aggregate levels of innovation and competitiveness. Since its impacts are mainly felt at the regional level, the concept of Regional Systems of Entrepreneurship becomes central to this debate. While several approaches have dealt with this issue in the co...
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Este estudo buscou analisar a influência dos fatores socioeconômicos na motivação para o empreendedorismo social. Foram estudados 192 estudantes de administração de três Instituições de Ensino Superior (IES), sendo duas delas públicas e outra privada. A coleta de dados envolveu um questionário com perguntas fechadas para determinação do perfil soci...
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This article deals with universities' conditions related to entrepreneurship, and how this environment shapes the propensity of faculty to support entrepreneurial activities. We propose and validate a conceptual model which directly relates the university environment with faculty engagement, having age and gender as moderators of such relationship....
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The evolving role of universities has taken a path that increasingly drives attention to initiatives aiming at making these institutions hubs of entrepreneurial activity. Nonetheless, literature has defied the extent of these changes, thus calling for further approaches dealing with the heterogeneous nature of contextual influences on academic entr...
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The paper compares and contrasts the patent-based indicators, traditionally used to assess a country's technological capacities and specialization. It seeks to determine how a chosen metric might affect the results of such an analysis, sometimes being misleading. Empirically, the paper is based on the statistical information on patent activity of t...
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Capability creation in science, technology, and innovation management is one of the central vectors for generating current and sustainable competitiveness in the long term. This holds true from the point of view of the company and sectors of the economy, regions and countries as well. Therefore, an in-depth understanding of the relevance of this th...
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Universities are increasingly perceived as agents involved with regional development. It is now recognized that academic contributions to the socioeconomic environment go well beyond scientific investigations and teaching activities, incorporating market-oriented initiatives to the academic mission. However, these effects are geographically bounded...
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Universities are increasingly perceived as agents involved with regional development. It is now recognized that academic contributions to the socioeconomic environment go well beyond scientific investigations and teaching activities, incorporating market-oriented initiatives to the academic mission. However, these effects are geographically bounded...
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Due to its ability to create and disseminate knowledge, the modern university is understood as a central agent in innovation systems and technology upgrading dynamics. The main objective of this article is to assess the evolution of universities' embeddedness within the innovation system of an emerging economy in terms of patenting activity and lin...
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Much in line with what has been happening in developed economies for the past few decades, policy decision makers and industry strategists in developing countries have dedicated increased attention to initiatives that foster University-Industry Collaboration (UIC). The overarching goal is to enhance the capabilities/efficiencies of innovation syste...
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This article empirically appraises the geographical distribution of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship (KIE) in the settings of an emerging economy. We start from the typical agglomeration approach and then introduce a set of variables related to local market conditions, distance from the economic hub, and knowledge & innovation system to explain...
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O mercado de franquias do Brasil tem se consolidado e mostrado fôlego de crescimento invejável nos últimos anos. Os atores franqueados, o franqueador e os clientes finais compõem a tríade que sustenta este ramo de atividades. Não obstante, a dinâmica de relacionamentos entre estes agentes impõe certos desafios para novos empreendedores. Na busca de...
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For a while, universities have been perceived by academics and policymakers as potential engines of regional economic development. One specific field of analysis in this regard involves the role of academia in shaping regional attractiveness for knowledge-intensive investments. Nonetheless, there are scant approaches dealing with these issues in de...