Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from a Global Perspective
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Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from a Global Perspective

Global Returnees

Edited by Huiyao Wang and Yipeng Liu

Talent has become the most important resource for organizations across a wide range of sectors throughout the world including business, non-profit, and government. These organizations are now engaged in an increasingly fierce competition to acquire the best talent as they seek to gain the upper hand in today’s fast changing environment. By combining the body of knowledge on entrepreneurship and talent management from a global perspective, this book provides a synthesized understanding of entrepreneurial mobility and talent management in the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem.
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Chapter 10: (Not) energizing microelectronics ecosystems through a large firm’s inventor network: lessons from Italy

Maria Cristina Cinici and Daniela Baglieri


To what extent do large, multinational companies promote local entrepreneurship through knowledge spillovers? How do their appropriation strategies shape entrepreneurial opportunities and nurture business ecosystems? In order to address these research questions, we focus on the interplay between knowledge spillover theory and ecosystem literature and use an evolutionary perspective to look at a specific business ecosystems leader, namely STMicroelectronics, leveraging local resources and innovation capabilities. Specifically, we focus on STMicroelectronics inventors’ network and pay attention on how this global player has adapted and varied its involvement in creating glocal value over time. Data are drawn from a dataset taking into account 1432 STMicroelectronics Catania Site patent applications filled in the period 2000–2009.

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