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Explores how entrepreneurship and innovation can provide a way out of the economic crisis in Europe and other regions
Features case studies from a variety of industries
Explores social, gender, and generational aspects of entrepreneurship
This book looks at entrepreneurship and innovation as ways out of the economic crisis in Europe and other regions, and examines the main theoretical issues and practices related to this analysis. The volume addresses such questions as: From an institutional perspective, how do economic crisis conditions affect different types of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship? Is it useful for public policymakers and entrepreneurs to understand the basic characteristics of entrepreneurial activity, relations between the institutional environment and entrepreneurship and among entrepreneurship, innovation and social change? Featuring case studies from several industries and countries, and a variety of methodological, theoretical, and empirical approaches, the authors build a compelling narrative on the dynamics of entrepreneurship and innovation as drivers of economic growth and organizational renewal. They demonstrate that the strategic and operational relationships that entrepreneurship creates within and outside the enterprise are a fundamental route for leading and mobilizing economic and social resources that permit innovation at the organizational level and in relationships with suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders -- in turn, enabling technological innovation, creating new revenue streams through new productive activities and new demand, and ultimately facilitating emergence from economic crisis. The authors consider social, gender, and generational aspects of entrepreneurship, as well as the institutional conditions necessary to promote entrepreneurial activity.
Chapter 1 The value of discovery of opportunities and innovation for entrepreneurship in a context of crisis.- Chapter 2 Antecedents and consequences of export-entrepreneurial orientation in times of crisis.- Chapter 3 Effects of the 2008 crisis on the importance of innovation for start-ups.- Chapter 4 Is technological innovation and R&D enough?.- Chapter 5 Conditioning factors for entrepreneurship in the context of economic crisis.- Chapter 6 The role of innovation on the entrepreneurial function in an economic crisis context.- Chapter 7 Managing innovation during economic changes and crisis.- Chapter 8 Entrepreneurial orientation and ambidexterity: A good combination for firms against the crisis.- Chapter 9 Entrepreneurial risk without return?.- Chapter 10 The role of Social Capital in family firms to explain innovation capabilities in recession time.- Chapter 11 Women's Entrepreneurship: Conditional factors in times of crisis.- Chapter 12 Do we need innovative trust intermediaries in the digital economy?.- Chapter 13 The relationship between value co-creation and customer trust in the service provider.- Chapter 14 Young Entrepreneurers in culture, tourism, fashion and spots in recession time.- Chapter 15 Concept and practical impact of the Isoquant Scheme for service-innovations.- Chapter 16 Co-creation in a B2B market: potential effects in customer satisfaction and loyalty in time of crisis.- Chapter 17 How institutional context shape entrepreneurship and innovation in a context of economic crisis.