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Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Governance

Edited by Charlie Karlsson (), Börje Johansson and Roger R. Stough

in Books from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Business and Management; Economics and Finance; Urban and Regional Studies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781781002834
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Entrepreneurship, social capital, governance and regional economic development: an introduction , pp 1-26 Downloads
Charlie Karlsson
Ch 2 Entrepreneurship and innovation: Oxfordshire’s high-tech economy–firm survival, growth and innovation , pp 27-52 Downloads
Helen Lawton Smith and Saverio Romeo
Ch 3 The influence of clustering on MNE location and innovation in Great Britain , pp 53-82 Downloads
Gary A.S. Cook, Hans Lööf, Naresh R. Pandit and Börje Johansson
Ch 4 Industrial district hetereogeneity and performance: evidence from Italy , pp 83-101 Downloads
Nunzia Carbonara
Ch 5 Labor mobility and entrepreneurship: who do new firms employ? , pp 102-114 Downloads
Kristina Nyström
Ch 6 Women, entrepreneurial activity and territory: differences or myths? , pp 115-159 Downloads
José Luis Crespo-Espert, Antonio García-Tabuenca and Federico Pablo-Martí
Ch 7 Social capital and entrepreneurship: an empirical analysis of the role of social capital in self-employment , pp 160-191 Downloads
Soogwan Doh and Edmund J. Zolnik
Ch 8 A multidimensional perspective on entrepreneurship , pp 192-220 Downloads
Hans Westlund
Ch 9 The existence of pent-up demand for rural broadband services: an exploration , pp 221-240 Downloads
Peter L. Stenberg and Mitchell Morehart
Ch 10 Trust in secure public e-services: translating polices into use , pp 241-262 Downloads
Iréne Bernhard and Elin Wihlborg
Ch 11 Do different measures of economic growth lead to different conclusions? , pp 263-280 Downloads
Tobias Arvemo and Urban Gråsjö
Ch 12 Building rural entrepreneurship in Greece: lessons from lifelong learning programmes , pp 281-301 Downloads
Dimitrios Ierapetritis and Dimitrios Lagos
Ch 13 The location of business support programs: does the knowledge context matter? , pp 302-324 Downloads
Kingsley E. Haynes, Haifeng Qian and Sidney C. Turner
Ch 14 Technological adjustments in the textile, clothes and leather industries: an alternative pathway for competitiveness , pp 325-357 Downloads
Marisa Cesário and Teresa de Noronha
Ch 15 Sámi reindeer herders in Finland: pulled to community-based entrepreneurship and pushed to individualistic firms , pp 358-377 Downloads
Leo Dana and Jan åge Riseth
Ch 16 Local alternative development through a time-spatial lens: a case study of Ydre inspired by Hägerstrand , pp 378-391 Downloads
Per Assmo and Elin Wihlborg

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