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International Studies in Entrepreneurship

Regional Trajectories of Entrepreneurship, Knowledge, and Growth

The Role of History and Culture

Authors: Fritsch, Michael, Wyrwich, Michael

  • Places an empirical spotlight on spatial differences in entrepreneurship, culture, and growth
  • Combines rigorous economics methodology with important insights from psychology and sociology
  • Demonstrates the key role of entrepreneurship towards regional development 
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This book offers a dynamic perspective on regional entrepreneurship, knowledge, innovation and economic growth, with a particular focus on the role that history and culture play. The authors provide comprehensive empirical analyses offering unique insights into the spatial patterns of long-term differences of regional self-employment, new business formation, cultures of entrepreneurship, innovation activities, and development. Policy implications from the analyses and a discussion of important avenues for future research complete this unique book combining history, culture, and entrepreneurship.
This is a superb book with an original, historical take on entrepreneurship and regional development. It is a landmark study on Germany showing that regional levels of entrepreneurship are persistent and resilient, despite many disruptive shocks.
Ron Boschma, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and Stavanger University, Norway
This book presents the distilled wisdom of two leading authorities on the link between entrepreneurship and economic prosperity at a regional level. Although its prime empirical focus is on Germany there are clear lessons for scholars and policy-makers in all high-income countries.
David J Storey, University of Sussex, UK

About the authors

Michael Fritsch is Senior Professor of Economics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, and Research Professor at the Halle Institute for Economic Reseach (IWH). He is also Associate Editor of the academic journals Regional Studies and Small Business Economics. Michael Fritsch has received his degrees in economics (Diplom Volkswirt, Ph.D., Habilitation) from the Technical University of Berlin. From 1992-2006, he was Professor of Economics and Chair of Economic Policy, at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, and from 2006-2018 he was Chair of Business Dynamics, Innovation, and Economic Change at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The main fields of his recent research are entrepreneurship and innovation. His publications comprise several hundred articles in scholarly journals and in edited volumes as well as diverse books. 

Michael Wyrwich is Interim Full Professor for Business Dynamics, Innovation, and Economic Change at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. He serves as member of the editorial board of the academic journal Review of Regional Research and as a member of the editorial review board of Small Business Economics. Michael Wyrwich has received his degrees in economics (Diplom Volkswirt, Ph.D., Habilitation) from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The main fields of his recent research are entrepreneurship. His publications comprise more than 30 articles in scholarly journals and in edited volumes. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fritsch, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Entrepreneurship Culture and Regional Development

    Fritsch, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 5-13

  • Setting the Stage: Self-Employment and New Business Formation in Germany 1907, 1925 and Today

    Fritsch, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 15-25

  • The Persistence of Regional Entrepreneurship

    Fritsch, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 27-46

  • The Case of East Germany

    Fritsch, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 47-68

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regional Trajectories of Entrepreneurship, Knowledge, and Growth
Book Subtitle
The Role of History and Culture
Authors
Series Title
International Studies in Entrepreneurship
Series Volume
40
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97782-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97782-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97781-2
Series ISSN
1572-1922
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 144
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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