Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies (Print ISSN: 1078-4950; Online ISSN: 1532-5822)

Short communication: 2021 Vol: 27 Issue: 5

Towards An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Francis A, Long Island University

The construct of entrepreneurial ecosystems has gained monumental quality at intervals analysis, policy, and professional fields over the last decade. The thought of entrepreneurial ecosystems was quickly adopted by governments and non-governmental organizations like the Kauffman Foundation and therefore the World Economic Forum. This policy excitement LED to a state of affairs wherever analysis is LED by policy instead of policy being radiocontrolled by rigorous educational analysis Even at intervals the tutorial literature, the construct of entrepreneurial ecosystems is principally used metaphorically with unclear relationships to alternative theories of innovation and (regional) economic development Though entrepreneurial systems quickly reached ‘buzzword’ standing at intervals analysis and policy communities and therefore the implementation of system policies quickly outpaced its analysis foundation the fundamental concepts underlying the entrepreneurial ecosystem construct square measure grounded in robust analysis traditions. Current considering entrepreneurial ecosystems may be seen because the results of developments in many connected literatures: entrepreneurship context, high-growth entrepreneurship, clusters, regional innovation systems, entrepreneurial environments, and business ecosystems. The entrepreneurial system approach provides the way to synthesize these often-disconnected literatures to open up new analysis queries and avenues of inquiry into each policy-related problems concerning a way to support economic process and prosperity similarly as additional elementary scientific discipline queries like the connection between structure and agency in trendy free enterprise. What is more, entrepreneurial ecosystems emphasize the role of ‘place’ and supply a lens for understanding regional transformation through entrepreneurial action Cohen (2006). Given the extent of policy and analysis interest in entrepreneurial ecosystems it's necessary to critically mirror on what work has been done and what data has accumulated regarding the discourse nature of the entrepreneurship method.

It’s exhausting to filter out reliable proof on what varieties of regional factors support differing types of entrepreneurship from anecdata supported exceptional case studies or analyses. There’s a necessity to require stock of what analysis has found so as to grasp wherever the sphere stands and during which directions it's traveling. We tend to should ask: what's truly new regarding this idea or is it simply a “fad” like several others. The bulk of alternative general approaches stay fuzzy thanks to an absence of empirical proof of however they work and contribute to innovative and entrepreneurial activity. This paper aims to deal with this issue by structuring and synthesizing the sphere of entrepreneurial system studies with a spotlight on the empirical proof of the underlying causative mechanisms.

Thus, entrepreneurial ecosystems represent a revived interest in localized conditions for entrepreneurship aligned with a spotlight on the agency of entrepreneurial actors to form and rework their own contexts (Gilbert et al., 2004). This has helped build a spirited analysis landscape that's sophisticated by each a heritage of various analysis traditions similarly as new policies being introduced during a sort of settings round the world. Some even claim that system policy is that the “New Industrial Policy” but, there's a necessity to critically value this new analysis and approach to political so as to grasp what has been learnt and what blind spots and gaps stay Shane (2000). Within the remainder of the paper, we tend to consistently review the existent literature on entrepreneurial ecosystems and value the dominant themes and approaches.


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Gilbert, B.A., Audretsch, D.B., & McDougall, P.P. (2004). The emergence of entrepreneurship policy. Small Business Economics, 22(3), 313-23.

Shane, S. (2000). Prior knowledge and the discovery of entrepreneurial opportunities. Organization science, 11(4), 448-469.

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