- The Strategic Management of Place
- Talent, Cities, and Competitiveness
- Enabling Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
- Construction of the Cluster Commons
- Keeping Up In an Era of Global Specialization: Semi-Public Goods and the Competitiveness of Integrated Manufacturing Districts
- Something New: Where Do New Industries Come From?
- Local Competitiveness Fostered through Local Institutions for Entrepreneurship
- The National Resource Curse in the Arab Gulf: Rapid Change and Local Culture
- The Role of Universities in Local and Regional Competitiveness
- The Grand Challenge Model of R & D
- Commercialization or Engagement: Which Is of More Significance for Regional Economies?
- Philanthropy, Competition, and Local Competitiveness: A Schumpeterian Conundrum
- Local Policies for High-Growth Firms
- Innovation Brokers
- Swimming Upstream: Why Regional Economic Development Depends on National Economic Competitiveness
- Competitive Advantages from University Research Parks
- The Co-creation of Locally Useful Knowledge by Business Schools
- Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development: The Relevance of Shaping Intertemporal Local Intangible Conditions
- In Search of New Competitive Advantage: Japan’s Local Firms in Sustainable Business
- Assessing State-Level Science and Technology Policies: North Carolina’s Experience with SBIR State Matching Grants
- Clusters, Communities, and Competitiveness: An Emerging Model from America’s Midwest
- Lessons on Microenterprise Development from a University-Based Microlending Development Program
- A Region in Transition: Bottom-Up Economic Transformation in Postconflict Northern Ireland
- The 2008 Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Universities’ Competitiveness
- Smart Specialization and European Regional Development Policy
Abstract and Keywords
Governments and nongovernmental grant-making organizations seeking to advance local competitiveness have turned increasingly to entrepreneurship-focused interventions. Based on initial experience with such interventions, numerous informed practitioners have advocated for approaches that de-emphasize direct financial support for entrepreneurs in favor of more broad-based strategies of engagement aimed at enabling “entrepreneurial ecosystems” at the scale of the city or the subnational region. The chapter uses a detailed algorithm to evaluate the effect of the entrepreneurial ecosystem complexity and its effects on local competiveness. In this chapter I seek to take seriously the idea of the entrepreneurial “ecosystem,” considering what sort of guidance to research and policymaking is provided by direct analogy to the substantial literature on ecosystems within the fields of evolutionary biology and ecology.
George Mason University
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