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Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Success and its Impact on Regional Development

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The emergence of small businesses within a community or country helps to establish that region’s role in the global economy. As economic achievement is vital to the overall development of a region, a framework for entrepreneurship success and innovation is necessary to keep up with the competitive global market. The Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Success and its Impact on Regional Development is a critical reference source for current research on entrepreneurship and its impact on regional development. Featuring comprehensive coverage on a variety of topics relating to social entrepreneurship, internationalization, business policies, innovation, sustainability, and higher education, this handbook of research is an essential resource for practitioners, academicians, researchers, and students interested in the effect that entrepreneurial success has on a particular region.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
    1. BOOK COVERAGE
  7. Chapter 1: The Financial Development of Portuguese Entrepreneurial Businesses
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FAMILY BUSINESS: THE PROBLEM OF DEFINITION
    4. FEATURES OF THE FAMILY BUSINESS
    5. THEORIES AND FAMILY FIRMS
    6. RESEARCH DESIGN
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTE
  8. Chapter 2: Innovation Propensity in Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS)
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PORTUGUESE KIBS INNOVATION PROPENSITY
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
  9. Chapter 3: Transnational Acceleration of Local Startups
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: FROM LOCAL CLUSTERS TO GLOBAL PIPELINES
    4. THE BGI (“BUILDING GLOBAL INNOVATORS”) TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACCELERATOR (TTA)
    5. CASE STUDIES: MOVVO AND VENIAM
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  10. Chapter 4: Clusters as Entrepreneurial Ecosystems for Corporate Social Responsibility in SMEs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. CSR, SMEs AND THE ROLE OF CLUSTERS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 5: Internationalization and Financial Performance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. 1. INTERNATIONALIZATION STRATEGY
    4. 2. CASE STUDY
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 6: Public Policies and Public Programs with a Regional Impact in Promoting Entrepreneurship
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. POLICY RESPONSES TO THE EQUITY GAP
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH QUESTIONS
    7. REFERENCES
  13. Chapter 7: Barriers to Academic Entrepreneurship in Knowledge Based Spinoffs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. INTERNAL BARRIERS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    4. 3. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
    5. 4. METHODOLOGY
    6. 5. RESULTS AND INITIAL EVIDENCE FROM KNOWLEDGE CREATING RESEARCH GROUPS
    7. 6. CONCLUSION, DISCUSSION, LIMITATIONS, AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 8: The Influence of Institutional Environment on Quality Practices and Its Impact on Regional Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 9: Intra-Ethnic Business Networks in the Gurage Footwear Industry in Ethiopia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. AN OVERVIEW OF THE MERKATO FOOTWEAR CLUSTER, THE VALUE CHAIN AND THE GURAGE ETHNIC GROUP
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTE
  16. Chapter 10: Innovation in Luxury Fashion Businesses as a Means for the Regional Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 11: The Promotion of Entrepreneurship in Low Density Regions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EMPIRICAL STUDY
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTE
  18. Chapter 12: Public Policies Impact on Third Sector Social Enterprises in UK Regions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE THIRD SECTOR
    3. GOVERNMENT POLICY FRAMEWORK
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. APPENDIX: EIGHT CASE STUDY ORGANIZATIONS
  19. Chapter 13: How do Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Influence Growth and Development?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LOCAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
    4. ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEMS IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 14: The Impact of Entrepreneurial Sustainable Universities in Regional Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    4. SUSTAINABILITY
    5. ENTREPRENEURIAL UNIVERSITIES
    6. SUSTAINABLE UNIVERSITIES
    7. ENTREPRENEURIAL SUSTAINABLE: SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    8. ENTREPRENEURIAL SUSTAINABLE UNIVERSITIES
    9. INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH AND ITS IMPACT ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY
    10. THE IMPACT OF UNIVERSITIES IN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    11. THE IMPORTANCE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL SUSTAINABLE UNIVERSITIES FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE IMPACT OF INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH IN THIS MANNER
    12. REFERENCES
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 15: Academic Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Transfer Networks
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ACADEMIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP NETWORKS
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 16: Innovation in Extremadura
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. JUSTIFICATION AND BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS
    6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    13. ENDNOTE
  23. Chapter 17: Entrepreneurial Tourism
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    4. PARTICULARITIES OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN RURAL ENVIRONMENTS
    5. RURAL TOURISM POLICY
    6. PHYSICAL, PATRIMONIAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE REGION
    7. STRATEGIC DIAGNOSIS
    8. STRATEGIC CHALLENGES
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 18: Determinants of Self-Employment Entry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  25. Chapter 19: How Spanish Universities are Promoting Entrepreneurship through Your Own Lines of Teaching and Research?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ENTREPRENEURSHIP: WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? HOW IS IT INITIATED?
    4. FOSTERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP FROM SPANISH UNIVERSITIES
    5. THE PARTICULAR CASE OF SPANISH UNIVERSITIES IN THE PROMOTION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    6. SUPPORT TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORM PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
    7. THE RESULT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP FROM THE UNIVERSITY: SPIN OFF
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Chapter 20: The Region-of-Origin Effect
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND RESEARCH ON THE PLACE OF ORIGIN EFFECT
    4. THE STUDY
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  27. Chapter 21: Exploring the Roles of Entrepreneurship and Internationalization in Global Business
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. EXPLORING THE ROLES OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INTERNATIONALIZATION IN GLOBAL BUSINESS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  28. Chapter 22: Social Entrepreneurship
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  29. Chapter 23: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CASES OF SOCIAL INNOVATION IN PORTO REGION
    5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  30. Chapter 24: Boosting Entrepreneurism as a Product of Urban Creativity and Governance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE CITIES
    4. 3. THE CREATIVE CITY AND SOCIAL INNOVATION
    5. 4. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE GREEN ECONOMY IN THE CREATIVE CITY CONTEXT
    6. 5. THE CASE OF ALMADA: ARCHAEOLOGY OF AN URBAN PROJECT FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURISM
    7. 6. THE ALMADA IDEA LABORATORY PROJECT
    8. 7. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTES
  31. Chapter 25: Connecting Social Enterprise and Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ENTERPRISE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION: THE NEW ERA
    4. CASE STUDY EXAMPLES
    5. CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
    6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR RESEARCH
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  32. Chapter 26: An Innovation Ecosystem beyond the Triple Helix Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SOCIAL INNOVATION
    4. HOW TO DEVELOP AND FOSTER SOCIAL INNOVATION IN AN ICT ECOSYSTEM
    5. A NEW MODEL TO DEVELOP SOCIAL INNOVATION: THE SOCIAL INNOVATION PYRAMID
    6. TRENTINO ECOSYSTEM AND TRENTO RISE
    7. TRENTORISE FLAGSHIP PROJECTS: OPEN AND BIG DATA PROJECT IN TRENTINO, SMART CAMPUS, AND SMART CROWD
    8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    9. REFERENCES
  33. Chapter 27: The Drive towards Near Zero Energy Buildings through Professional Training in Southern Europe
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NEAR ZERO ENERGY BUILDING: FROM CONCEPT TO DEFINITION
    4. A TOP-DOWN APPROACH TO nZEB IMPLEMENTATION
    5. MAIN POLICIES AND MEASURES IN SUPPORT FOR NEW NZEBS IN EUROPE
    6. A BOTTOM-UP APPROACH TO IMPLEMENTATION
    7. BARRIERS TO IMPLEMENTATION
    8. THE SOUTHZEB PROJECT
    9. METHODOLOGY: AN INTEGRATIVE DESIGN OF nZEB TRAINING MODULES AND CERTIFICATION
    10. MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS UNTIL NOW
    11. DIFFICULTIES AND LESSONS LEARNED SO FAR
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. REFERENCES
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    15. ENDNOTES
  34. Chapter 28: Searching for Opportunities and Trust in International Markets
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTERNATIONALIZATION
    4. SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE ENTERPRISES (SMEs)
    5. NETWORK- BASED VIEW OF INTERNATIONALIZATION
    6. INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    7. RELATIONSHIP ORIENTATION
    8. METHODOLOGY
    9. CASE STUDY
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    13. ENDNOTES
  35. Chapter 29: Innovative Entrepreneurship in Poland within Cooperation of the Universities with Enterprises
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK. THE CONCEPT OF INNOVATION
    4. INNOVATION OF POLISH ECONOMY IN COMPARISON WITH EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRIES
    5. COOPERATION OF BUSINESS WITH SCIENCE IN POLAND
    6. CASE STUDIES: INNOVATIVE PROJECTS IN SELECTED POLISH UNIVERSITIES COOPERATING WITH ENTERPRISES
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  36. Chapter 30: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EMIGRATION TO ENGLAND
    4. CONCLUSION, STUDY LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. ENDNOTE
  37. Chapter 31: Fostering Entrepreneurship at the Spanish University
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. 1. BACKGROUND
    4. 2. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. 3. PROPOSALS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. 5. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  38. Chapter 32: Business Creation Based on Entrepreneurial Potential, Students' Characteristics and Gender
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. 1. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. 3. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    6. 4. THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  39. Chapter 33: Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation in Southeast Asia and its Role on Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. A NEW PROPOSAL OF A THEORETICAL INNOVATION MODEL
    5. CASE STUDIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
    6. CHALLENGES OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
    7. RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
    10. APPENDIX
  40. Chapter 34: Entrepreneurship, Firm Internationalization and Regional Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE FIRM
    4. INTERNATIONALIZATION THEORIES: STAGE MODEL VS NEW INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
    5. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INTERNATIONALIZATION, AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  41. Chapter 35: Networks Collaboration in Wine Sector SME
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COLLABORATION IN NOWADAYS
    4. GROUNDING OF THE CASE STUDY
    5. BRIEF CHARACTERIZATION OF THE WINE SECTOR
    6. METHODOLOGY
    7. CASE STUDY
    8. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTES
  42. Compilation of References
  43. About the Contributors