Hard facts or soft insights? Fact-based and participative approaches to entrepreneurship ecosystems policy and management

Erkko Autio, Jonathan Levie

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Abstract

Policy practice focuses increasingly on entrepreneurship ecosystems, yet the implications of this concept for policy analysis and management remain under-studied. Drawing on research on analysis and management of other socio-economic ecosystems, primarily socio-ecological ecosystems but also innovation ecosystems and community development ecosystems, we conducted a theoretical examination of the challenges of policy analysis and management in entrepreneurship ecosystems. Using a Scottish entrepreneurship ecosystem initiative as our empirical context, we conclude that participative policy design approaches are likely to give rise to better informed, targeted, and implemented policy initiatives in the context of entrepreneurship ecosystems.

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ConferenceEntrepreneurial Ecosystems, Innovation and Regional Competitiveness
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityReading
Period12/12/1413/12/14

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Ecosystem
Entrepreneurship
Policy analysis
Policy management
Socio-economics
Innovation
Policy design

Keywords

  • regional competitiveness
  • entrepreneurship
  • entrepreneurial ecosystems

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Autio, E., & Levie, J. (2014). Hard facts or soft insights? Fact-based and participative approaches to entrepreneurship ecosystems policy and management. Paper presented at Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Innovation and Regional Competitiveness, Reading, United Kingdom.
Autio, Erkko ; Levie, Jonathan. / Hard facts or soft insights? Fact-based and participative approaches to entrepreneurship ecosystems policy and management. Paper presented at Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Innovation and Regional Competitiveness, Reading, United Kingdom.34 p.
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Hard facts or soft insights? Fact-based and participative approaches to entrepreneurship ecosystems policy and management. / Autio, Erkko; Levie, Jonathan.

2014. Paper presented at Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Innovation and Regional Competitiveness, Reading, United Kingdom.

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