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From knowledge to business ecosystems: emergence of an entrepreneurial activity during knowledge replication

Amel Attour () and Nathalie Lazaric ()
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Amel Attour: GREDEG - Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie et Gestion - UNS - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis - UCA - Université Côte d'Azur - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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Abstract: Our article emphasizes the relationship between knowledge and business ecosystems. Transformation of a knowledge ecosystem can lead to the emergence of a technological platform embodying a business ecosystem and providing the resources required especially for firm startup. The role of knowledge replication in an innovation ecosystem is identified through exploratory research and a qualitative case study in the technology hotspot of Sophia-Antipolis. Our findings provide evidence of a new technological trajectory in near field communication ecosystems resulting from a radical transformation of traditional knowledge ecosystems. We show that the role of a knowledge filter is reduced by some public actors and universities acting as the "tenant anchor" and accelerating the replication of knowledge, and the resolution of intellectual property rights issues in emergent business ecosystems. We highlight the critical role of a public actor in enabling the emergence and creation of a business ecosystem, and its involvement in this entrepreneurial activity.

Keywords: Knowledge ecosystem; entrepreneurial opportunities; academic actor; academic actor.; knowledge replication; technological platform (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-04-13
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Published in Small Business Economics, Springer Verlag, 2018, pp.1-13. 〈10.1007/s11187-018-0035-3〉

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DOI: 10.1007/s11187-018-0035-3

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