Author(s): Ratih Purbasari, Chandra Wijaya, Ning Rahayu
Works using the perspective of comprehensive network system to study the interaction of components within the network of entrepreneurial ecosystem are still limited. These studies must maximize the performance of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The present work attempted to appropriately analyze the interaction within the entrepreneurial ecosystem relative to the knowledge transfer that occurs through various networks within the same ecosystem. This study was conducted in East Priangan region, Indonesia, considering its competitive advantage. It used a mixed method with exploratory sequential mixed strategy through a network theory perspective. Results indicate that market and community actors have dominant involvement in knowledge transfer processes related to the progress of creative industries. In knowledge transfer processes, another main leverage factor to support innovation in creative industries includes market actors, who are the main impetuses for business actors to productively (productive entrepreneurship) innovate products assisted by community actors (surrounding communities) through the demand for their products (market conditions). On the contrary, government, banking, and professional actors have very limited involvement and interaction with business actors in the knowledge transfer process in the creative industry’s entrepreneurial ecosystem in East Priangan region.