Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

Local Processes and Global Patterns

New Horizons in Regional Science series

Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson and Roger R. Stough

Perhaps the most exceptional aspect of the current era of globalisation is that entrepreneurship has become the engine for local processes of economic, social and cultural development throughout the world. This important new book brings together a number of leading scholars in the field to explore the development aspects of globalisation, in particular those that foster the evolution of entrepreneurs in local–global processes.

Preface

Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson and Roger R. Stough

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, economics and finance, economics of entrepreneurship, economics of innovation, regional economics, innovation and technology, economics of innovation, urban and regional studies, regional economics

Extract

The contributions forming the different chapters in this book were first presented and discussed at the Ninth Uddevalla Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Development - Local Processes and Global Patterns held at George Mason University, School of Public Policy, Fairfax, V A, USA, June 15-17, 2006. The aim of this international conference was to explore and analyse further the role of local processes and global patterns of entrepreneurship in functional regions. The contributions cover a wide range of topics within the field of entrepreneurship and regional economic development on a global market. The symposium was hosted by the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, and organised in cooperation with University West, Uddevalla, Sweden and Jonkoping International Business School, Jonkoping, Sweden. The symposium was sponsored by the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, University West, CESIS (Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies), Stockholm and Jonkoping, Sweden, the Municipality of Uddevalla, Sweden, and The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden. The organisers of the symposium thank Swedbank, Uddevalla, Sweden for sponsoring the Best Paper Awards. The authors and editors thank Irene Bernhard, University West, Sweden and Tina Cipara, George Mason University, USA for editorial assistance. Charlie Karlsson and Borje Johansson Jonkoping Roger R. Stough Fairfax, VA ix