Christina Theodoraki

Christina Theodoraki
Toulouse Business School · School of Business

Professor in Entrepreneurship & Strategy Toulouse Business School
Editor of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal

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Introduction
Christina Theodoraki is Assistant professor in Entrepreneurship & Strategy at Toulouse Business School. She publicly defended her thesis entitled “Towards an Ecosystem Approach to the Strategy and Performance of Incubators” on November 28, 2017. Her thesis received two Best Dissertations Awards from the AEI academy and the AIREPME research association. She is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Strategies at SPEA at the University of Indiana and Business Development Manager of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Research Network (EERN). Her teaching areas are Management, Strategy, Business Plan and Entrepreneurial Support. Her areas of research include entrepreneurial ecosystem, entrepreneurial support, and inter-organizational strategies with a focus on business incubators.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - present
Toulouse Business School
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2016 - August 2018
Université de Montpellier
Position
  • ATER - Research and Teachning Assistant
October 2015 - present
Institute for Development Strategies Indiana
Position
  • Fellow
Education
October 2013 - November 2017
Université de Montpellier
Field of study
  • PhD Towards an ecosystem approach to incubators strategy and performance

Publications

Publications (46)
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Entrepreneurial support ecosystem consists of multiple diversified players. Incubators, as central part of the entrepreneurial support ecosystem are crucial as they build the bridge between incubatees and their external environment. Our study aims to explore the strategic relationships of incubators with the other ecosystem players by engaging ecos...
Thesis
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This thesis is at the intersection of entrepreneurship and strategic management. It contributes to the emergence of a new theoretical steam inspired by the ecosystem approach and which aims to better understand the role of the context on the entrepreneurial dynamics. Its objective is more precisely a better understanding of incubator strategies in...
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The lack of robust financial management is an integral growth constraint faced by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). For the sustainability and growth of SMEs, it is vital to choose the correct long-term projects. Yet, literature shows that SMEs across the globe hardly practice the sophisticated capital budgeting (CB) method. The present study id...
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Although entrepreneurial ecosystems (EEs) have attracted increasing conceptual interest in the academic literature, little research has been conducted on their dynamics regarding the sociotechnological transformations that they undergo. To gain a bigger picture of this process, the theoretical underpinning is lacking. This research aims to address...
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While entrepreneurial ecosystem research has attracted increasing attention in the scholarly literature, research focusing on its structure beyond geographical borders is limited. The aim of this paper is to examine the configuration of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and propose an original model by implementing an international perspective. Specifi...
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Although research concerning the internationalization and innovativeness of small‐ and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) has received increasing scholarly attention, it mostly neglected internationalization support and underexplored post‐crisis contexts. Greece recently faced a severe economic crisis of international concern, which resulted in a uniq...
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Growing interest in entrepreneurial ecosystems (EEs) over the last 15 years has led to an increase in publications in academic journals. This new concept has become a central topic in entrepreneurship research; however, it remains atheoretical, static and broad. While several bibliometric and systematic literature reviews have developed a research...
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In this article, the mechanisms through which corporations can achieve ambidexterity based on entrepreneurial ecosystems are examined. The emergence of entrepreneurial ecosystems provides an alternative approach for large corporations to capture and cocreate value across institutional boundaries. This article explores this perspective by connecting...
Research Proposal
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AEI virtual conference 2021 (October 13-15th, 2021): Track 10 Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Evolution, Resilience and Sustainability Organization: Christina Theodoraki (TBS Business School), David Audretsch (Indiana University) Submission deadline for the AEI conference: March 30th, 2021 Online submission: http://www.aei2021.com/soumission.php (Parti...
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Synthesising Insights from Micro, Meso, and Macro-Level Studies Cities, regions, and countries are concerned with their innovative capacity, entrepreneurial activity, and, by extension, their competitive position in the globalised world. The focus of economic and innovation policy has seen a shift from the latter towards regional and city-level ‘pl...
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This research employs ecosystem and strategic fit theories to understand incubators’ relationships with other ecosystem actors by investigating the elaboration of specialization, diversification and co-opetition strategies. In the entrepreneurial support ecosystem, incubators act as intermediaries bridging the gap between tenants and their external...
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Entrepreneurial ecosystems have become a hotspot of research because they offer a comprehensive understanding of the entrepreneurial context. In this context, incubators, as intermediary players, are critical to promoting new business creation and enabling ecosystem activity and economic growth. To reach this goal, ecosystem members-particularly bu...
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While entrepreneurial ecosystem research has attracted increasing attention in the schol- arly literature, research focusing on its structure beyond geographical borders is limited. The aim of this paper is to examine the configuration of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and propose an original model by implementing an international perspective. Speci...
Conference Paper
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We talk a good game about engaging diverse stakeholders in growing entrepreneurial ecosystems but too often we do not. Too often we do not hear what they are saying; too often we do not even really ask. Richard Feynman famously argued that great research arose from great research questions. Then why not broaden our sight and invite those with great...
Chapter
In the Start-up Incubation Ecosystem, various strategies reinforced by public policies appear to foster the development of high potential firms and territorial economic growth. The aim of this chapter focuses on understanding incubators’ coopetition strategy with other ecosystem actors during the incubation process. Two emerging and popular concept...
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http://www.tbsearch.fr/en/the-development-of-sustainable-entrepreneurial-ecosystems-through-social-capital-the-cases-of-academic-incubators This is a practice-oriented description of the article “A social capital approach to the development of sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems: an explorative study” published in Small Business Economics, 51(1...
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Sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem is one of the latest trends for researchers and practitioners (see TBSearch, 2019). Every institution and every city wish to become a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem. A fantastic place where second chances are welcomed, where innovation is a personal and collective goal, where the entrepreneurial spirit is...
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Available: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-25237-3_49 This chapter highlights how David Audretsch shaped my career by articulating key themes on building entrepreneurial societies through entrepreneurial ecosystems and business incubators. It offers insight into a broad view of entrepreneurship and its links to entrepreneurial...
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Session Type: PDW Workshop Program Session: 186 | Submission: 15574 | Sponsor(s): (ENT, PTC) Scheduled: Friday, Aug 9 2019 2:15PM - 4:15PM at Boston Marriott Copley Place in Grand Ballroom Salon IJK Getting Down to the Bottom-Up: Researching Ecosystems as if Entrepreneurs Mattered Studying Ecosystems as if Entrepreneurs Mattered https://my.aom.or...
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Jeudi 7 novembre 2019, EDC Paris Business School INSPEER : Chercheurs et Entrepreneurs d'un monde qui change ! Ce workshop inaugural vise à identifier et à définir ensemble plusieurs programmes de recherche suivant différents angles du processus entrepreneurial. Nous vous proposons de rejoindre le mouvement INSPEER en venant présenter vos travaux...
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INSPEER : Chercheurs et Entrepreneurs d’un monde qui change ! Objectif : Favoriser l’échange de bonnes pratiques et les collaborations scientifiques valorisant le processus entrepreneurial dans un monde contemporain où les notions de profils et pratiques d’entrepreneurs, de structuration des organisations, de proximité et d’environnement, sont revi...
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Available Online: http://rdcu.be/vgJI The entrepreneurial ecosystem, an emerging and developing theoretical stream, has the potential to expand our understanding of entrepreneurship. In previous research, this concept has been studied from the university perspective, but it has not yet been introduced in the field of entrepreneurial support. Addi...
Conference Paper
L'écosystème entrepreneurial est un courant théorique émergent qui nécessite une compréhension plus approfondie. Ces dernières années, la recherche sur l'écosystème entrepreneurial suscite beaucoup d'intérêt, ce qui a conduit à une augmentation considérable du nombre de publications dans les revues académiques. En revanche, il existe toujours plusi...
Thesis
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Cette thèse s’inscrit au croisement de l’entrepreneuriat et du management stratégique. Elle contribue à l’émergence d’un nouveau courant qui s’inspire de l’approche écosystémique et qui vise à mieux comprendre le rôle du contexte sur les dynamiques entrepreneuriales. Son objectif est plus précisément une meilleure compréhension des stratégies des i...
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The entrepreneurial ecosystem is an emerging but underdeveloped theoretical stream that needs to be better understood. This research explores a new perspective in the entrepreneurship field at the intersection of the ecosystem and multi-level approaches. The entrepreneurial ecosystem is a multi-level construct, comprised of several interacting sub-...
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The entrepreneurial ecosystem is an emerging but underdeveloped theoretical stream that needs to be better understood. This research explores a new perspective in the entrepreneurship field at the intersection of the ecosystem and multi-level approaches. The entrepreneurial ecosystem is a multi-level construct, comprised of several interacting sub-...
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L’objectif de ce nouveau numéro du Labex Entreprendre Publications est de représenter l’écosystème de l’accompagnement entrepreneurial et de caractériser les interactions entre les principaux acteurs qui le composent. Comment l’écosystème de l’accompagnement entrepreneurial est-il composé ? Comment les acteurs de l’accompagnement perçoivent-ils leu...
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The aim of this new issue of Labex Entreprendre Publications is to present the entrepreneurial support ecosystem and characterize the interactions among its key actors. What elements compose the entrepreneurial support ecosystem? How do the actors perceive their ecosystem? What is the nature and intensity of the relationships among them?
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This research explores a new perspective in the entrepreneurship field at the intersection of both approaches: ecosystem and networks. This makes it possible to characterize three main types of ecosystems: the entrepreneurial ecosystem, the entrepreneurial support ecosystem and the business incubator ecosystem. Through the network approach two type...
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Dans l’écosystème de l’accompagnement entrepreneurial, les stratégies des incubateurs dessinent trois types de relations : la relation coopétitive dominée par la compétition, la relation coopétitive équilibrée et la relation coopétitive dominée par la coopération. Ces stratégies peuvent être mises en relation avec le processus d’incubation décompos...
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In the entrepreneurial support ecosystem, various strategies appear to foster the development of high potential firms as well as territorial economic growth. Public policies, at a national and European level, reinforce those strategies. The aim of this paper focuses on understanding the coopetition strategy in the field of entrepreneurial support a...
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Projects (5)
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The purpose of this special issue is to advance the ecosystem scholarly discussion by exploring the multi-layer phenomenon of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and its evolution during turbulences and crisis challenges. This includes a synthesis of insights from multi-level and process-based approaches while acknowledging the contextual challenges of specific ecosystems.
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This project examines the links of entrepreneurial ecosystem and international support activities. Specifically, this research goes beyond the territorial boundaries of entrepreneurial ecosystems by examining the international activities of startups and support tools.
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AOM 2019 PDW #186 Getting Down to the Bottom-Up: Researching Ecosystems as if Entrepreneurs Mattered Studying Ecosystems as if Entrepreneurs Mattered AOM 2020 PDW #183030 Entrepreneur-Led Economic Development: Entrepreneurial Communities through New Eyes... the Right Eyes!