Geography & Entrepreneurship: Managing Growth and Change

João J. Ferreira, Elias G. Carayannis, David F.J. Campbell, Luís Farinha, Helen Lawton Smith, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen

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This introduction to the special issue “Geography & Entrepreneurship: Managing Growth and Change” in the Journal of The Knowledge Economy includes a collection of seven papers. Through theoretical and empirical research, this special issue aims to clarify the connection between geography and entrepreneurship. In doing so, growth strategies and change trajectories of countries, regions, and firms are analyzed. The papers use extensive data that enable the models to provide a rich picture of how academic institutions, companies, and regional governments contribute to regional development. As a result, these studies provide new perspectives on regional entrepreneurial transformation. Theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and their application to several contexts provide an advancement of our understanding about Geography and Entrepreneurship. Perspectives on R&D and knowledge, internationalization strategies, high-growth businesses, technological entrepreneurs, university spin-offs, transnational entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial networks are dominant themes included in this special issue. A brief description of the authors’ contributions is offered to attract a broader readership.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)500-505
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Knowledge Economy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Change
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
  • Knowledge
  • Managing growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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