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Entrepreneurship, Evolution and Geography

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  • Erik Stam

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This chapter is an inquiry into the role of entrepreneurship in evolutionary economic geography. The focus is on how and why entrepreneurship is a distinctly spatially uneven process. We will start with a discussion on the role of entrepreneurship in the theory of economic evolution. Next, we will review the empirical literature on the geography of entrepreneurship. The chapter concludes with a discussion of a future agenda for the study of entrepreneurship within evolutionary economic geography.

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Paper provided by Utrecht University, Section of Economic Geography in its series Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) with number 0913.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2009
Date of revision: Sep 2009
Handle: RePEc:egu:wpaper:0913

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  1. Michael Wyrwich, 2011. "New business formation and regional growth across regions with distinct initial industry structures," ERSA conference papers ersa10p656, European Regional Science Association.
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  4. Pascal Beckers & Robert Kloosterman, 2011. "Neighbourhood spatial order, social embeddedness and business prospects of native and ethnic entrepreneurs in the Netherlands," ERSA conference papers ersa10p1394, European Regional Science Association.

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