Title

Development of a multi-dimensional measure for assessing entrepreneurial ecosystems

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

Researchers and theorist have put great effort into defining and examining entrepreneurial ecosystems and how business clusters develop in certain regions. Favourable entrepreneurship ecosystems are thought to drive business and innovation. However, a commonly accepted measure of entrepreneurial ecosystem favourableness has yet to be developed. The purpose of the present research is to contribute to ecosystems research by taking a two-study approach to developing and validating a perceptual measure of entrepreneurial ecosystems. The perceptual measure is based upon prior conceptual frameworks that outline ecosystems. In developing this measure, we are able to further unpack and illuminate the factor structure of ecosystems, the results of which have direct scholarly and practitioner uses.

Volume

31

Issue

1-2

First Page

7

Last Page

21

DOI

10.1080/08985626.2018.1537144

ISSN

08985626

E-ISSN

14645114

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