Digital Startups in Transition Economies

Challenges for Management, Entrepreneurship and Education

  • Agnieszka Skala

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Agnieszka Skala
    Pages 41-91
  3. Agnieszka Skala
    Pages 147-155
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 157-166

About this book


“This book offers valuable insights into the characteristics of digital startups, their growth processes, and the challenges confronted by their founders. Agnieszka Skala shares her comprehensive knowledge as a long-term researcher of the digital startup community in Poland, and other European transition economies, but also as a mentor of several generations of founders.”

Jerzy Cieślik, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Professor, Kozminski University, Poland, and author of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (Palgrave, 2017)


This book responds to the growing demand for a scientific approach to the concept of startups, which are a manifestation of the digital revolution and an innovation-driven economy. With a focus on digital enterprises, the author presents empirical research carried out over 4 years in collaboration with the Startup Poland Foundation, and provides a developed universal definition of a startup. This book highlights the necessity of a clear definition, in order for startups to be treated as a permanent economic phenomenon, rather than a temporary whim. Addressing the crucial need for an effective startup management methodology and more education on this form of entrepreneurship, Digital Startups in Transition Economies offers guidance for those researching entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as entrepreneurs, public institutions, startup accelerators and technology transfer centres.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Agnieszka Skala
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ManagementWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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