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Knowledge spillover-based strategic entrepreneurship


  • João J. Ferreira

    () (University of Beira Interior & NECE - Research Unit in Business Sciences)

  • Vanessa Ratten

    () (La Trobe University)

  • Léo-Paul Dana

    () (Montpellier Business School)


Abstract Research on knowledge spillovers (KS) has each been the subject of much scholarly attention, but has mostly been considered independently rather than in combination with each other important issue – strategic entrepreneurship (SE). The purpose of this special issue is to integrate these two approaches and to develop theory in addition to empirically investigate the phenomenon inspiring future research on the topic. This paper draws on the knowledge spillover-based strategic entrepreneurship in a multilevel context, examines the logic of the approach, and introduces the special issue by summarizing the papers contributions. Future research suggestions from the papers included in the special journal issue are also discussed and explained.

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  • João J. Ferreira & Vanessa Ratten & Léo-Paul Dana, 2017. "Knowledge spillover-based strategic entrepreneurship," International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Springer, vol. 13(1), pages 161-167, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:intemj:v:13:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1007_s11365-016-0415-6
    DOI: 10.1007/s11365-016-0415-6

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