David T. Johnson and Satoru Shinomiya
Adam J. Bock and David Johnson
In the field of regenerative medicine, new ventures face unformed markets and inconsistent industry practices. We study two university-centric regenerative medicine ecosystems to explore the characteristics of venturing activity and ecosystem development under irreducible uncertainty. The situational analysis reveals multi-level effects. At the micro-level, entrepreneurial coping strategies are significantly affected by cultural artifacts generated by the ecosystem university. At the macro-level, entrepreneurial ecosystems may develop along different paths, generating idiosyncratic contexts for venturing activity. A model of entrepreneurial ecosystem development is presented, with implications for theories of entrepreneurial behavior as well as policy practice in developing technology sectors.