10 July 2019
Professor Nada Kakabadse releases a new book, 'Entrepreneurship and Global Cities: Diversity, Opportunity & Cosmopolitanism', co-edited with Dr. Nikolai Mouraviev.
Global cities with a largely cosmopolitan environment are successfully developing and attracting entrepreneurs from all over the world. This book elucidates the policy approaches related to the formation of the cosmopolitan environment that supports entrepreneurship in large urban areas.
The book’s core theme is the relationship between cosmopolitanism and entrepreneurship, with the latter viewed as a key driver of economic growth, sustainability and prosperity. The book argues that successful entrepreneurship rests on the two pillars of the cosmopolitan environment: diversity and the creation of business opportunities. In contrast to globalisation’s standardised solutions in policy, commerce, banking and social issues, cosmopolitanism allows individualised value and solutions, whereby actors—entrepreneurs, businesses, families, interest groups, governments, non-governmental organisations and virtual communities—enjoy diversity as a norm.
“The book is truly novel given it offers a new perspective on the topic of cosmopolitan cities as entrepreneurial hubs. It links together entrepreneurship, national culture and gender to critically discuss what represents an interesting mixture of opportunities and challenges for growing cities worldwide. The case studies of specific cosmopolitan cities from around the world offer empirical evidence in support of theoretical discourse held.”
– Dr. Viachaslau Filimonau, Bournemouth University, UK