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Digital Entrepreneurship

Impact on Business and Society

Editors: Soltanifar, Mariusz, Hughes, Mathew, Göcke, Lutz (Eds.)

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  • Clarifies the influence of digitalization on entrepreneurship following distinct themes from practice 
  • Places special emphasis on business ethics as an overarching theme for digitalization 
  • Features contributions by active entrepreneurs with a focus on the value and behavioral aspects of customer co-creation 
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This open access book explores the global challenges and experiences related to digital entrepreneurial activities, using carefully selected examples from leading companies and economies that shape world business today and tomorrow. Digital entrepreneurship and the companies steering it have an enormous global impact; they promise to transform the business world and change the way we communicate with each other. These companies use digitalization and artificial intelligence to enhance the quality of decisions and augment their business and customer operations. This book demonstrates how cloud services are continuing to evolve; how cryptocurrencies are traded in the banking industry; how platforms are created to commercialize business, and how, taken together, these developments provide new opportunities in the digitalized era. Further, it discusses a wide range of digital factors changing the way businesses operate, including artificial intelligence, chatbots, voice search, augmented and virtual reality, as well as cyber threats and data privacy management.

“Digitalization mirrors the Industrial Revolution’s impact. This book provides a complement of perspectives on the opportunities emanating from such a deep seated change in our economy. It is a comprehensive collection of thought leadership mapped into a very useful framework. Scholars, digital entrepreneurs and practitioners will benefit from this timely work.”

Gina O’Connor, Professor of Innovation Management at Babson College, USA

“This book defines and delineates the requirements for companies to enable their businesses to succeed in a post-COVID19 world. This book deftly examines how to accomplish and achieve digital entrepreneurship by leveraging cloud computing, AI, IoT and other critical technologies. This is truly a unique “must-read” book because it goes beyond theory and provides practical examples.”

Charlie Isaacs, CTO of Customer Connection at Salesforce.com, USA

 "This book provides digital entrepreneurs useful guidance identifying, validating and building their venture. The international authors developed new perspectives on digital entrepreneurship that can support to create impact ventures.” 

Felix Staeritz, CEO FoundersLane, Member of the World Economic Forum Digital Leaders Board and bestselling author of FightBack, Germany

About the authors

Mariusz Soltanifar is a Corporate Entrepreneurship Researcher at the Open University (The Netherlands), and a Lecturer on Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, The Netherlands). His research chiefly focuses on entrepreneurial behavior. He is also a guest and visiting lecturer at numerous universities worldwide.    

Mathew Hughes is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University (UK). Prof. Hughes is an expert on entrepreneurial management and his research has been published widely in internationally respected journals. He sits on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Journal of Management Studies and the British Journal of Management.

Lutz Göcke is a Professor of Business Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen (Germany). His research focuses on business models and (corporate) entrepreneurship. Prior to his professorship, Prof. Göcke worked in industry as the digital product manager for various mobility projects (including Carsharing, Connected Car, and Car-API).

Reviews

Digitalization mirrors the Industrial Revolution’s impact. This book provides a complement of perspectives on the opportunities emanating from such a deep seated change in our economy.  It is a comprehensive collection of thought leadership mapped into a very useful framework. Scholars, digital entrepreneurs and practitioners will benefit from this timely work.” - Gina O’Connor, Professor of Innovation Management at Babson College.

This book provides digital entrepreneurs useful guidance identifying, validating and building their venture. The international authors developed new perspectives on digital entrepreneurship that can support to create impact ventures.” - Felix Staeritz, CEO FoundersLane, Member of the World Economic Forum Digital Leaders Board and bestselling author of FightBack.


This book defines and delineates the requirements for companies to enable their businesses to succeed in a post-COVID19 world. This book deftly examines how to accomplish and achieve digital entrepreneurship by leveraging cloud computing, AI, IoT and other critical technologies. This is truly a unique “must-read” book because it goes beyond theory and provides practical examples.” - Charlie Isaacs, CTO of Customer Connection at Salesforce.com.

The digitalisation of the economy is profoundly changing how we work, innovate, compete, and organise. The creation of new value through entrepreneurship is also transformed by digitalisation. This edited volume assembles excellent contributions from scholars, entrepreneurs and managers who examine digital entrepreneurship’s impact on business and society. It should be read by all digital entrepreneurs.” - Annabell Gawer, Chaired Professor in Digital Economy at University of Surrey.

Within this book, entrepreneurs, researchers and managers truly reveal their knowledge on corporate innovation. Soltanifar, Hughes, and Göcke have assembled an exciting set of works embracing the landscape of theoretical and empirical dimensions of digital entrepreneurship. The book is covering an impressive breadth of subjects and perspectives that lay the groundwork for many novel topics and approaches.” - Florian Meßner-Schmitt - Head of Corporate Entrepreneurship, Deutsche Bahn.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Developing a Digital Entrepreneurial Mindset for Data-Driven, Cloud-Enabled, and Platform-Centric Business Activities: Practical Implications and the Impact on Society

    Pages 3-21

    Soltanifar, Mariusz (et al.)

  • Unleashing the Creativity of Entrepreneurs with Digital Technologies

    Pages 23-49

    Hisrich, Robert D. (et al.)

  • Digital Entrepreneurship and Agile Methods—A Hackathon Case Study

    Pages 51-68

    Richter, Nancy (et al.)

  • Business Model Development and Validation in Digital Entrepreneurship

    Pages 71-85

    Göcke, Lutz (et al.)

  • Development and Validation of Platform Businesses in Digital Entrepreneurship

    Pages 87-102

    Göcke, Lutz (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Entrepreneurship
Book Subtitle
Impact on Business and Society
Editors
  • Mariusz Soltanifar
  • Mathew Hughes
  • Lutz Göcke
Series Title
Future of Business and Finance
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53914-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53914-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53913-9
Series ISSN
2662-2467
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 327
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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