There is an increasing policy interest towards entrepreneurial ecosystems. Yet, little is actually known about how entrepreneurial ecosystem works and what the related policy challenges are. Drawing on research on ecological economics and community governance, we develop a theoretical framework for entrepreneurial ecosystem management. Using a Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem initiative as an example, we conclude that policy approaches that emphasize deep stakeholder engagement are likely to give rise to better informed, targeted, and more effectively implemented policy initiatives in entrepreneurial ecosystems than will ‘market’ and ‘structural’ failure approaches.
|Title of host publication||Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship|
|Editors||Gorkan Ahmetoglu, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Bailey Klinger, Tessa Karcisky|
|Place of Publication||Hoboken, NJ|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Sep 2017|
|Name||Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology|
- entrepreneurial ecosystems
- stakeholder engaagement
- ecosystem management
- entrepreneurship policy
Levie, J. (2017). Managing Entrepreneurial ecosystems. In G. Ahmetoglu, T. Chamorro-Premuzic, B. Klinger, & T. Karcisky (Eds.), Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship (Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology). Wiley-Blackwell.