Entrepreneurship ecosystems - old wine in new bottles?
Research, Outreach, Seminar
Today entrepreneurial ecosystems receive a lot of attention both from researchers, policymakers and practitioners. The ecosystem metaphor is used to explain the variety of actors, networks as well as available resources behind economic and social development in the society.
2019-11-18 at 16:15
2019-11-18 at 17:30
A deep dive into the phenomenon of Entrepreneurship Ecosystems, led by Professor Magnus Klofsten, who research and publish frequently on this topic.
Recent research suggest that entrepreneurial ecosystems are different compared to e.g. clusters, local districts and innovation milieux.
One of the main differences proposed is that entrepreneurial ecosystems encompass the presence and support of smaller and younger businesses compared to their counterparts mentioned above.
This seminar will present the history behind the ecosystem approach, what is new (or not new) compared to traditional regional development research and also what are the policy implications of using an entrepreneurial ecosystems approach.
About Magnus Klofsten
Magnus Klofsten is professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and founder and director of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Linköping University, Sweden. His research is oriented towards the early growth and development of technology-based firms, financing of young ventures and university-industry relations. Over the years he has built up thorough experience of planning and implementation of different growth and development programs for technology-based firms.