Fast Growing Firms in a Slow Growth Economy

Fast Growing Firms in a Slow Growth Economy

Institutional Conditions for Innovation

Edited by Francesca Visintin and Daniel Pittino

Europe needs more innovative companies that grow quickly and end up big. This book examines SME growth, innovation and success, to suggest that fast growing firms could offer a major contribution to the recovery of a European economy. The contributors examine 11 case studies from Italian firms, breaking the book up into three parts: context, actors and strategy. The topics discussed include entrepreneurship and technological clusters, innovative start-ups and growth factors, and family firms as the incubators of new ventures.

Chapter 1: Introduction. Innovation beyond national system fragility: institutional bricolage for SMEs’ growth

Giancarlo Lauto, Daniel Pittino and Francesca Visintin

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, organisational innovation, organisation studies

Abstract

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