Innovation and entrepreneurship are often considered two sides of the same coin. But are the links between innovation and entrepreneurship as inextricable as we think?
From Innovation to Entrepreneurship questions this seemingly interdependent relationship, highlighting the different requirements of innovation and entrepreneurship. This book disentangles theories of innovation and entrepreneurship, empirically revealing the overlaps and differences between them. Demonstrating that the pursuit of entrepreneurship is the key to economic development, Yasuyuki Motoyama explores the concept that people are at the heart of entrepreneurship ecosystems.
This unique Companion provides a comprehensive overview and critical evaluation of existing
conceptualizations and new developments in innovation research. It draws on multiple perspectives of
innovation, knowledge and creativity from economics, geography, history, management, political
science and sociology. The Companion brings together leading scholars to reflect upon innovation as
a concept (Part I), innovation and institutions (Part II), innovation and creativity (Part III),
innovation, networking and communities (Part IV), innovation in permanent spatial settings (Part V),
innovation in temporary, virtual and open settings (Part VI), innovation, entrepreneurship and
market making (Part VII), and the governance and management of innovation (Part VIII).
The aim of this book is to present a much-needed conceptualization of ‘the learning region’. The editors scrutinize key concepts and issues surrounding this phenomenon, which are then discussed in the context of recent literature.
This unique conceptualization of the learning region presents a state of the art exploration of theories. Leading scholars from across Europe, the USA and South Africa draw upon various disciplines to explain how regional actors perform regional learning.