Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Innovation and Regional Competitiveness International Workshop

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Date of event: 12 December 2014
Event ends: 13 December 2014
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Innovation and Regional Competitiveness International Workshop

Innovation is the heart of entrepreneurial ecosystems and their sustainability. With the world becoming both more global and more regional, there is a growing need to analyse the role of innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems in regional competitiveness.

The 2015 Workshop theme

Innovation is the heart of entrepreneurial ecosystems and their sustainability. With the world becoming both more global and more regional, there is a growing need to analyse the role of innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems in regional competitiveness.

We define an entrepreneurial ecosystem as an interactive community within a geographic region, composed of various actors (e.g. entrepreneurs, institutions and businesses) and factors (e.g. markets, networks, entrepreneurial culture), which evolves over time and promotes new business creation. Recent research has suggested that successful entrepreneurial ecosystems have evolved out of complex and interdependent relationships between their constituent elements.

This workshop provides a platform on which to address the new theoretical and empirical developments in our understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation in regions. Key questions include: What are the key interdependencies between innovation, entrepreneurial ecosystems and regional competitiveness? Do entrepreneurial ecosystems follow evolutionary paths? Are business historical methods and data able to help explain the dynamics of those interdependencies?

 

Workshop Topics

While submissions from a wide range of perspectives are welcome, the workshop will focus on the following topics:

  • National, regional and urban entrepreneurship policy
  • Sub-regional and national institutional and legal developments
  • Varieties of entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and Market Entry strategies in regions
  • Methodology building to study Entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Regional competitiveness 

Organisers and Scientific Committee:David B. Audretsch (Indiana University); Maksim Belitski (Henley Business School); Mark Casson (Henley Business School); Andrew Godley (Henley Business School); Anna Spadavecchia (Henley Business School).

 

Registration and Fees

Workshop attendance is by invitation. The Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship will cover the costs of all workshop accommodation, materials, meals, refreshments, coffee breaks as well as the Christmas dinner.

Travel costs are to be borne by the delegates.

 

Further information

Please contact:

Maksim Belitski m.belitski@reading.ac.uk

Anna Spadavecchia a.spadavecchia@henley.ac.uk

 

Date of event: 12 December 2014

Event ends: 13 December 2014

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If you have any questions, please contact Alex Baker by email at a.j.baker@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0)118 378 8691.

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