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L’entrepreneur technologique, l’entrepreneur de proximité et l’entrepreneur traditionnel: Profils d’entrepreneurs à Dunkerque. Résultats d’une enquête sur le terrain menée en 2005 Technological entrepreneur, proximity entrepreneur and traditional entrepreneur profiles of entrepreneurs in Dunkerque case study in Dunkerque in 2005


  • Sophie Boutillier

    () (labrii, ULCO)


A partir de l’enquête réalisée en 2005 sur la création d’entreprises à Dunkerque, nous avons analysé les résultats en distinguant trois profils d’entrepreneur: entrepreneur technologique, entrepreneur de proximité et entrepreneur traditionnel en fonction de leur potentiel de ressources (capital financier, capital connaissance et capital social). Le capital connaissances joue un rôle essentiel en favorisant le développement d’un réseau de relations sociales institutionnel. Abstract – From the case study on business activity in Dunkerque in 2005, we have analyzed the results by distinguishing three profiles of entrepreneurs: technological entrepreneur, proximity entrepreneur and traditional entrepreneur according their resources potential (financial capital, knowledge capital and social capital). Knowledge plays an essential role because it pushes the development of an institutional social network.

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  • Sophie Boutillier, 2008. "L’entrepreneur technologique, l’entrepreneur de proximité et l’entrepreneur traditionnel: Profils d’entrepreneurs à Dunkerque. Résultats d’une enquête sur le terrain menée en 2005 Technological entrep," Working Papers 195, Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation.
  • Handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:195

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    Technological entrepreneur; Proximity entrepreneur; Traditonal entrepreneur; Dunkerque;

    JEL classification:

    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements


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