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Entrepreneurship, Evolution and Geography

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  • Erik Stam

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This paper 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 paper concludes with a discussion of a future agenda for the study of entrepreneurship within evolutionary economic geography.

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Paper provided by European Regional Science Association in its series ERSA conference papers with number ersa10p1267.

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