Thinking about entrepreneurial ecosystems comes from studies of ecosystems in countries in North America and Western Europe. However, there is substantial interest in entrepreneurial ecosystems in developing and emerging economies throughout the Global South. It is not clear the extent to which theories of ecosystems developed in the West can be applied to these new contexts. This chapter examines what we know about global entrepreneurial ecosystems and how models of ecosystems can be extended to better fit different economic and social contexts.
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