Emergence and evolution of an entrepreneurial ecosystem: the case of Porto

Leonardo Corbo, João Almeida

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Resumo

Current work on entrepreneurial ecosystems is still underdeveloped, focusing prevalently on successful case studies such as Silicon Valley and less on peripheral areas where entrepreneurship is a nascent but growing phenomenon. In this paper, we examine the emergence and evolution of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Porto, a city located in the north of Portugal, which has historically been an industrial hub but has witnessed a proliferation of start-ups in recent years. We find that for an entrepreneurial ecosystem to emerge it is of critical importance that one or more players assume the role of entrepreneurial hubs, even if in the initial stage interaction between these actors is limited. However, for an entrepreneurial ecosystem to grow additional factors are necessary including a wide range of experienced investors and a strong level of interaction within the ecosystem. We discuss the implications of our findings for research on entrepreneurial ecosystems and outline a possible avenue for future inquiry.
Idioma originalEnglish
Título da publicação do anfitriãoResearch advancements in national and global business theory and practice
Local da publicaçãoMarseille
EditoraEUROMED Press
Páginas387-396
Número de páginas10
ISBN (impresso)9789963711673
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 2018
Evento11th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business - Research Advancements in National and Global Business Theory and Practice - Valletta
Duração: 12 set 201814 set 2018
Número de conferência: 11

Série de publicação

NomeEuroMed Academy of Business Conference Book of Proceedings
ISSN (impresso)2547-8516

Conferência

Conferência11th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business - Research Advancements in National and Global Business Theory and Practice
Título abreviadoEMAB 11th Annual Conference
País/TerritórioMalta
CidadeValletta
Período12/09/1814/09/18

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