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Digital Entrepreneurship

Impact on Business and Society

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Overview

  • Clarifies the influence of digitalization on entrepreneurship following distinct themes from practice
  • Places special emphasis on business ethics as an overarching theme for digitalization
  • Features contributions by active entrepreneurs with a focus on the value and behavioral aspects of customer co-creation

Part of the book series: Future of Business and Finance (FBF)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Perspectives on Digital Business Models

  2. Settings/Contexts of Mobilising Digital Entrepreneurship

  3. Global Environments and Digital Entrepreneurship

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About this book

This open access book explores the global challenges and experiences related to digital entrepreneurial activities, using carefully selected examples from leading companies and economies that shape world business today and tomorrow. Digital entrepreneurship and the companies steering it have an enormous global impact; they promise to transform the business world and change the way we communicate with each other. These companies use digitalization and artificial intelligence to enhance the quality of decisions and augment their business and customer operations. This book demonstrates how cloud services are continuing to evolve; how cryptocurrencies are traded in the banking industry; how platforms are created to commercialize business, and how, taken together, these developments provide new opportunities in the digitalized era. Further, it discusses a wide range of digital factors changing the way businesses operate, including artificial intelligence, chatbots, voice search, augmented and virtual reality, as well as cyber threats and data privacy management.

“Digitalization mirrors the Industrial Revolution’s impact. This book provides a complement of perspectives on the opportunities emanating from such a deep seated change in our economy. It is a comprehensive collection of thought leadership mapped into a very useful framework. Scholars, digital entrepreneurs and practitioners will benefit from this timely work.”

Gina O’Connor, Professor of Innovation Management at Babson College, USA

“This book defines and delineates the requirements for companies to enable their businesses to succeed in a post-COVID19 world. This book deftly examines how to accomplish and achieve digital entrepreneurship by leveraging cloud computing, AI, IoT and other critical technologies. This is truly a unique “must-read” book because it goes beyond theory and provides practical examples.”

Charlie Isaacs, CTO of Customer Connectionat Salesforce.com, USA

 "This book provides digital entrepreneurs useful guidance identifying, validating and building their venture. The international authors developed new perspectives on digital entrepreneurship that can support to create impact ventures.” 

Felix Staeritz, CEO FoundersLane, Member of the World Economic Forum Digital Leaders Board and bestselling author of FightBack, Germany

Reviews

Digitalization mirrors the Industrial Revolution’s impact. This book provides a complement of perspectives on the opportunities emanating from such a deep seated change in our economy.  It is a comprehensive collection of thought leadership mapped into a very useful framework. Scholars, digital entrepreneurs and practitioners will benefit from this timely work.” - Gina O’Connor, Professor of Innovation Management at Babson College.


This book provides digital entrepreneurs useful guidance identifying, validating and building their venture. The international authors developed new perspectives on digital entrepreneurship that can support to create impact ventures.” - Felix Staeritz, CEO FoundersLane, Member of the World Economic Forum Digital Leaders Board and bestselling author of FightBack.





This book defines and delineates the requirements for companiesto enable their businesses to succeed in a post-COVID19 world. This book deftly examines how to accomplish and achieve digital entrepreneurship by leveraging cloud computing, AI, IoT and other critical technologies. This is truly a unique “must-read” book because it goes beyond theory and provides practical examples.” - Charlie Isaacs, CTO of Customer Connection at Salesforce.com.



The digitalisation of the economy is profoundly changing how we work, innovate, compete, and organise. The creation of new value through entrepreneurship is also transformed by digitalisation. This edited volume assembles excellent contributions from scholars, entrepreneurs and managers who examine digital entrepreneurship’s impact on business and society. It should be read by all digital entrepreneurs.” - Annabell Gawer, Chaired Professor in Digital Economy at University of Surrey.




Within thisbook, entrepreneurs, researchers and managers truly reveal their knowledge on corporate innovation. Soltanifar, Hughes, and Göcke have assembled an exciting set of works embracing the landscape of theoretical and empirical dimensions of digital entrepreneurship. The book is covering an impressive breadth of subjects and perspectives that lay the groundwork for many novel topics and approaches.” - Florian Meßner-Schmitt - Head of Corporate Entrepreneurship, Deutsche Bahn.





Editors and Affiliations

  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences, International Business School, Groningen, The Netherlands

    Mariusz Soltanifar

  • Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough, UK

    Mathew Hughes

  • Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences, Chair of Digital Management, Nordhausen, Germany

    Lutz Göcke

About the editors

Mariusz Soltanifar is a Corporate Entrepreneurship Researcher at the Open University (The Netherlands), and a Lecturer on Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, The Netherlands). His research chiefly focuses on entrepreneurial behavior. He is also a guest and visiting lecturer at numerous universities worldwide.    

Mathew Hughes is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University (UK). Prof. Hughes is an expert on entrepreneurial management and his research has been published widely in internationally respected journals. He sits on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Journal of Management Studies and the British Journal of Management.

Lutz Göcke is a Professor of Business Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen (Germany). His research focuses on business models and (corporate) entrepreneurship.Prior to his professorship, Prof. Göcke worked in industry as the digital product manager for various mobility projects (including Carsharing, Connected Car, and Car-API).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Digital Entrepreneurship

  • Book Subtitle: Impact on Business and Society

  • Editors: Mariusz Soltanifar, Mathew Hughes, Lutz Göcke

  • Series Title: Future of Business and Finance

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53914-6

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-53913-9Published: 14 November 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-53916-0Published: 14 November 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-53914-6Published: 13 November 2020

  • Series ISSN: 2662-2467

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-2475

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIV, 327

  • Number of Illustrations: 20 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Entrepreneurship, IT in Business, Innovation/Technology Management

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