Entrepreneurial, Innovative and Sustainable Ecosystems

Best Practices and Implications for Quality of Life

  • João Leitão
  • Helena Alves
  • Norris Krueger
  • Jacob Park

Part of the Applying Quality of Life Research book series (BEPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ecosystems’ Entrepreneurial, Innovative and Sustainable Dimensions (EISE)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Fritsch, Sandra Kublina
      Pages 3-34
    3. Jamile Pereira Cunha Rodrigues
      Pages 35-53
    4. José Luis Vázquez, Ana Lanero, Pablo Gutiérrez, César Sahelices
      Pages 55-66
    5. Teresa Paiva, Luísa Cagica Carvalho, Cristina Soutinho, Sérgio Leal
      Pages 91-108
    6. Fernando Herrera, Maribel Guerrero, David Urbano
      Pages 109-128
    7. Zhaojing Huang, Clare Farrukh, Yongjiang Shi
      Pages 129-148
  3. Benchmarking Cases

About this book


This book presents a multidimensional approach by providing a state of the art on EIS ecosystems, as well as structural and changing dynamics and its impact on citizens’ quality of life. It provides a set of international benchmarking case studies on good practices and initiatives aimed at creating and fostering EIS ecosystems. It shows how these international benchmarks can be replicated to foster the creation of entrepreneurial and innovative units and promote sustainable practices, under an open innovation paradigm, which conjoins the participation of both public and private stakeholders, using co-creation, transparency and participatory budget practices the jointly improve accountability and public management.This book is a true reference guide for scholars, policy makers and practitioners interested on entrepreneurship, public procurement, innovation and sustainability engaged in building EIS ecosystems, which can enhance citizens’ quality of life.


Public Innovation and Collaborative Governance Impact of Global Warming on Businesses Sustainable Practices in Small and Medium Businesses Social Process of Constructive Sustainable Business Models State of the Art on EIS Ecosystems Ecosystems and Impact on Citizen's Quality of Life Employment and People with Disabilities Sustainability-Driven Entrepreneurs Ecosystem using Social Network Analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • João Leitão
    • 1
  • Helena Alves
    • 2
  • Norris Krueger
    • 3
  • Jacob Park
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Management and EconomicsUniversity of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Management and EconomicsUniversity of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  3. 3.Center for Global Business ResearchUniversity of PhoenixPhoenixUSA
  4. 4.Green Mountain CollegePoultneyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71013-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71014-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-994X
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-9958
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