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Business ecosystems policy in Stra.Tech.Man terms: The case of the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace region

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  • Charis Vlados

    (Ph.D. Scholar, Lecturer, Department of Economics, Democritus University of Thrace, Panepistimioupoli Komotini, 69100, tel. +302531039824, e-mail: vlad.coop@gmail.com. Also, Lecturer, University of Nicosia, School of Business, 46 Makedonitissas Avenue, CY-2417, P.O. Box 24005, CY-1700, Nicosia, Cyprus, tel. +35722841528.)

  • Dimos Chatzinikolaou

    (Ph.D. candidate, Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics, Panepistimioupoli Komotini, 69100, tel. +302531039824, e-mail: dimos.chatzinikolaou@gmail.com)

Abstract

In the current state of globalization’s restructuring, numerous studies are examining policies to strengthen local entrepreneurship and productive systems, in terms of clusters and ecosystems. In this article, we apply and extend the Stra.Tech.Man approach to entrepreneurial dynamics as an alternative base of articulating a business ecosystems development policy. By studying the case of the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace region, one of the less developed regions in Greece, we find that there are possibilities for using the Stra.Tech.Man approach to imprint, record and, by extension, give the possibility of strengthening the strategic, technological, and managerial capacity of the “cells” of specific business ecosystems. In this context, the aim of this study is to outline a new possible direction for policy planning and implementation, in order to expand the local business ecosystems’ innovative and competitive competence, especially in the context of a less developed region, by the usage of the ILDI (Institutes of Local Development and Innovation) mechanism. In this direction, we present an “introductory” and qualitative field research we carried out in the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, on a sample of SMEs, in diagnostic terms of Stra.Tech.Man physiology.

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  • Charis Vlados & Dimos Chatzinikolaou, 2019. "Business ecosystems policy in Stra.Tech.Man terms: The case of the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace region," Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation, Fundacja Upowszechniająca Wiedzę i Naukę "Cognitione", vol. 15(3), pages 163-197.
  • Handle: RePEc:aae:journl:v:15:y:2019:i:3:p:163-197
    DOI: 10.7341/20191536
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    1. Charis Vlados & Dimos Chatzinikolaou & Fotios Katimertzopoulos & Theodore Koutroukis, 2019. "Regional underdevelopment and less developed business ecosystems: The case of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace," Bulletin of Applied Economics, Risk Market Journals, vol. 6(2), pages 31-44.
    2. Charis Vlados & Dimos Chatzinikolaou, 2020. "Stra.Tech.Man innovation, HRM and Perception of Educational Needs in Underdeveloped Business Ecosystems: The Case of Retail Sector Firms in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace," International Journal of Human Resource Studies, Macrothink Institute, vol. 10(2), pages 330354-3303, December.

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    Keywords

    business ecosystems policy; clusters; Stra.Tech.Man physiology; small and medium entrepreneurship; Eastern Macedonia and Thrace region; globalization dynamics;
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    JEL classification:

    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • L50 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - General

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