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Organizing Entrepreneurship by Laura Gaillard Giordani, Anna Grandori

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6   Organizing Environments for Entrepreneurship

6.1 The Spatial Clustering of Economic Activity

The founding and growth of new firms for the creation of innovative products and services depends not only on the behavior of individual entrepreneurs, but also on the community and environment in which they live and work (Shoonhoven and Romanelli 2001). Not only do companies and innovation actors work and interact in informal and personal networks (professional, educational, gender, ethnic and other communities), but also in territorial networks (cities, regions, ...

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