International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)

Abstract

Towards a Living Lab for Promoting the Digital Entrepreneurship Process

Author(s): Thang Le Dinh, Manh Chien Vu, Ayi Ayayi

Digital entrepreneurship is defined as the reconciliation of traditional entrepreneurship with the new way of creating and doing business in the digital era. This paper develops a framework for a specific type of Living Labs for promoting the digital entrepreneurship process, called PDEP-LL (Promoting Digital Entrepreneurship Process Living Lab) that begins with the idea generation and continues with different business management stages. In order to foster university- entrepreneur partnerships, the objective of the PDEP-LL is to provide services for several types of academic and industrial stakeholders in the digital business ecosystem for supporting entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. This Living Lab serves as a foundation for activities and their digital artefacts involved of each entrepreneurial stage, for different associated digital platforms and for professional support services.