Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Governance (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
432
Utgivningsdatum
2012-11-30
Upplaga
UK ed.
Förlag
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Illustrationer
Illustrations, map.
Dimensioner
241 x 165 x 25 mm
Vikt
771 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781781002834
Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Governance (inbunden)

Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Governance

Directions for the Sustainable Development and Competitiveness of Regions

Inbunden Engelska, 2012-11-30
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This book highlights the role of entrepreneurship, social capital and governance for regional economic development. In recent decades, many researchers have claimed that entrepreneurship is the most critical factor in sustaining regional economic growth. However, most entrepreneurship research is undertaken without considering the fundamental importance of the regional context. Other research has emphasized the role of social capital but there are substantial problems in empirically relating measures of social capital to regional economic development. The expert contributors to this work highlight the role of governance in regional growth, an area that has so far been relatively under-researched, underpinning their findings with new theoretical and empirical evidence. They conclude that the relationship between entrepreneurship, social capital and governance in factors affecting regional economic development are complex and interdependent, and that to influence these factors and the relationship between them, policymakers must have a long-term perspective and be both patient and persistent in their efforts. This enlightening book will be of great interest to academics, students and researchers across a range of fields including regional science, regional economics, economic geography, regional planning, public policy, entrepreneurship, political science and economic sociology. Policymakers involved in regional policymaking from national down to regional and local levels will also find the book to be an illuminating read.
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Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Professor Emeritus of the Economics of Technological Change, Joenkoeping International Business School, Joenkoeping University and Professor Emeritus of Industrial Economics, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Boerje Johansson, Professor of Economics, Joenkoeping International Business School, Joenkoeping University, Joenkoeping and Director, CESIS (Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and the late Roger R. Stough, formerly School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University, US

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Contents: Preface 1. Entrepreneurship, Social Capital, Governance and Regional Economic Development: An Introduction Charlie Karlsson 2. Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Oxfordshire's High-tech Economy - Firm Survival, Growth and Innovation Helen Lawton Smith and Saverio Romeo 3. The Influence of Clustering on MNE Location and Innovation in Great Britain Gary A.S. Cook, Hans Loeoef, Naresh R. Pandit and Boerje Johansson 4. Industrial District Hetereogeneity and Performance: Evidence from Italy Nunzia Carbonara 5. Labor Mobility and Entrepreneurship: Who Do New Firms Employ? Kristina Nystroem 6. Women, Entrepreneurial Activity and Territory: Differences or Myths? Jose Luis Crespo-Espert, Antonio Garcia-Tabuenca and Federico Pablo-Marti 7. Social Capital and Entrepreneurship: An Empirical Analysis of the Role of Social Capital in Self-Employment Soogwan Doh and Edmund J. Zolnik 8. A Multidimensional Perspective on Entrepreneurship Hans Westlund 9. The Existence of Pent-up Demand for Rural Broadband Services: An Exploration Peter L. Stenberg and Mitchell Morehart 10. Trust in Secure Public e-Services: Translating Polices into Use Irene Bernhard and Elin Wihlborg 11. Do Different Measures of Economic Growth Lead to Different Conclusions? Tobias Arvemo and Urban Grasjoe 12. Building Rural Entrepreneurship in Greece: Lessons from Lifelong Learning Programmes Dimitrios G. Ierapetritis and Dimitrios Lagos 13. The Location of Business Support Programs: Does the Knowledge Context Matter? Kingsley E. Haynes, Haifeng Qian and Sidney C. Turner 14. Technological Adjustments in the Textile, Clothes and Leather Industries: An Alternative Pathway for Competitiveness Marisa Cesario and Maria Teresa de Noronha Vaz 15. Sami Reindeer Herders in Finland: Pulled to Community-based Entrepreneurship and Pushed to Individualistic Firms Leo Paul Dana and Jan Age Riseth 16. Local Alternative Development through a Time-Spatial Lens: A Case Study of Ydre Inspired by Hagerstrand Per Assmo and Elin Wihlborg Index