Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technological Change

48 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2010

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Zoltan J. Acs

Schar School of Policy and Government

David B. Audretsch

Indiana University - Institute for Development Strategies; King Saud University; WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management; Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

Date Written: June, 23 2010

Abstract

This survey links the prevalent theory from the entrepreneurship literature concerning opportunity recognition and exploitation to economic theory, in particular the model of the knowledge production function. The debate and evidence regarding the relationship between innovative activity and organizational context is examined. The role that the external knowledge context or what has become known as knowledge spillovers and geographic location plays in innovative activity is analyzed. Based on new theoretical models combined with compelling empirical evidence, the authors offer a reinterpretation of the role of entrepreneurship in innovative activity and technology.

Contents: Introduction 2 Opportunity and Innovation 3 Measurement 4 The Organizational Context 5 The Industry Context 6 The Geographic Context 7 The Entrepreneurial Context 8 Conclusions Bibliography

Suggested Citation

Acs, Zoltan J. and Audretsch, David B., Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technological Change (June, 23 2010). Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship Vol. 1, No. 4. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1629271

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