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.
Maria Cristina Cinici and Daniela Baglieri
Maria Cristina Cinici and Roger L.M. Dunbar
Daniela Baglieri, Maria Cristina Cinici and Antonio Crupi
This chapter offers a systematic review of the branch of literature on talent management that intersects studies on innovation. On the grounds of bibliometric analyses and visualization techniques, it displays and discusses the co-citation, the bibliographic coupling, and the direct citation networks around which the talent management literature has evolved over the last ten years. In so doing, it uncovers how talent management literature has been connected and interrelated with the innovation strand. The management of both scientific and creative talents and their impact on innovation are considered and examined as well. The chapter concludes by identifying the knowledge gaps where future research at multiple levels and multiple contexts is needed.
Maria Cristina Cinici, Valeria Schifilliti and Fabrizio Cesaroni
Drawing from entrepreneurship and innovation perspectives, the object of this chapter is to dig deeper into the longitudinal dynamics that characterize entrepreneurial ecosystems. Previous studies have tended to assume a static approach to the analysis of entrepreneurial ecosystems, largely neglecting both their origins and stimulus as well as the processes that make them vibrant and self-sustaining. For this purpose, we collect evidence from an Italian entrepreneurial ecosystem, which is based in the city of Messina, and deeply analyze key processes, events, and people inspiring its genesis and development. Our findings offer interesting insights into the longitudinal dynamics that characterize entrepreneurial ecosystems to both academic scholars and policy makers.