Handbook of Research on Techno-Entrepreneurship, Third Edition
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Handbook of Research on Techno-Entrepreneurship, Third Edition

Ecosystems, Innovation and Development

Edited by François Thérin, Francesco P. Appio and Hyungseok Yoon

This Handbook focuses on techno-entrepreneurial ecosystems under several different aspects: how the ecosystems have evolved in techno-entrepreneurship, the influence that techno-entrepreneurs can have on complex ecosystems such as regions and nations, and the new types of innovations that techno-entrepreneurs are pursuing to adapt to the ecosystems, such as frugal innovation.
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Chapter 15: Understanding the dynamics of entrepreneurial ecosystems: evidence from a longitudinal case study

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.

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