Markers of a Healthy Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

7 Pages Posted: 13 May 2012 Last revised: 3 Jul 2012

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Norris F. Krueger

Entrepreneurship Northwest; University of Phoenix - Global Business Research, School of Advanced Studies; Max Planck Institute for Economics

Date Written: May 11, 2012

Abstract

Is there a term we use as much as “entrepreneurial ecosystem” without defining it, let alone measuring it? (Besides “entrepreneurial mindset”, of course.) However, just as it is absolutely critical to nurture a more entrepreneurial mindset, communities really need to nurture a more entrepreneurial local economy. That means an entrepreneurial ecosystem that works to support increasing quantity (and quality!) of entrepreneurial activity.

What are the markers of a healthy ecosystem? This is a first ‘go’ to identify a reasonably comprehensive scorecard, crowdsourced via some great entrepreneurs, scholars & educators, that is intended to be developmental, not punitive.. please use it to spur discussion in your community!

Keywords: entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystem, entrepreneurial economic development, economic development, job creation

JEL Classification: O10, M13, R58

Suggested Citation

Krueger, Norris F., Markers of a Healthy Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (May 11, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2056182 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2056182

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