Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Crisis

Lessons for Research, Policy and Practice

  • Klaus Rüdiger
  • Marta Peris Ortiz
  • Alicia Blanco González

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Marta Peris-Ortiz, Vicenta Fuster-Estruch, Carlos Devece-Carañana
    Pages 1-10
  3. Michael W. Preikschas, Pablo Cabanelas, Klaus Rüdiger
    Pages 31-40
  4. Marta Peris-Ortiz, Francisco de Borja Trujillo-Ruiz, Jose Luis Hervás-Oliver
    Pages 41-47
  5. Alicia Blanco-González, Francisco Díez-Martín, Ana Cruz-Suarez, Alberto Prado-Román
    Pages 49-57
  6. Lidia García-Zambrano, Arturo Rodríguez-Castellanos, Jose-Domingo García-Merino
    Pages 59-68
  7. Jaime Gil-Lafuente, Diana Pérez-Bustamante, Jaime Amaro-Soteras
    Pages 97-105
  8. Carlos del Castillo-Peces, Camilo Prado-Román, Carmelo Mercado-Idoeta, Miguel Prado-Román
    Pages 127-137
  9. C. Mónica Capra, Irene Comeig, Matilde O. Fernández-Blanco
    Pages 139-147
  10. Carlos Rueda-Armengot, Sandra Escamilla-Solano, Paola Plaza-Casado
    Pages 149-158
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 177-181

About this book


This book looks at entrepreneurship and innovation as ways out of the economic crisis in Europe and other regions, and examines the main theoretical issues and practices related to this analysis. The volume addresses such questions as: From an institutional perspective, how do economic crisis conditions affect different types of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship? Is it useful for public policymakers and entrepreneurs to understand the basic characteristics of entrepreneurial activity, relations between the institutional environment and entrepreneurship and among entrepreneurship, innovation and social change? Featuring case studies from several industries and countries, and a variety of methodological, theoretical, and empirical approaches, the authors build a compelling narrative on the dynamics of entrepreneurship and innovation as drivers of economic growth and organizational renewal. They demonstrate that the strategic and operational relationships that entrepreneurship creates within and outside the enterprise are a fundamental route for leading and mobilizing economic and social resources that permit innovation at the organizational level and in relationships with suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders -- in turn, enabling technological innovation, creating new revenue streams through new productive activities and new demand, and ultimately facilitating emergence from economic crisis. The authors consider social, gender, and generational aspects of entrepreneurship, as well as the institutional conditions necessary to promote entrepreneurial activity.​


Economic crisis Entrepreneurial orientation Entrepreneurship Innovation Organizational innovation Schumpeter

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Rüdiger
    • 1
  • Marta Peris Ortiz
    • 2
  • Alicia Blanco González
    • 3
  1. 1.Aalen University School of Management & Business SciencesAalenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationTechnical University of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  3. 3.Facultad de Ciencias Juridicas y SocialeRey Juan Carlos UniversityMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02384-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02383-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02384-7
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