Offers specific guidelines toward the improvement of developing economies, notably in the context of Latin America
Provides compelling evidence about the effects of entrepreneurship and innovation on outcomes
Offers a series of case studies across developed and developing countries
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Table of contents (13 chapters)
About this book
This book analyzes the role of institutions in conditioning entrepreneurship and innovation to achieve economic development.
Set against the backdrop of populism, this book is based on the premise that formal and informal institutional factors and entrepreneurship are closely linked and that studying the economic development of both developed and emerging economies can help us disentangle the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in developing countries.
Using institutional economics as a main theoretical framework and the sociotechnical subsystems as a complementary approach, the authors present a detailed literature review to demonstrate that it is possible to identify the true role of entrepreneurship and innovation in the economic development process. The book embraces complexity to better measure and comprehend economic development, bringing a more compelling perspective on the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation for different dimensions of development.
A valuable resource for students, scholars, and policymakers, the authors offer clear recommendations for developing countries.
- economic development
- developing countries
- Latin America
- emerging economies
Authors and Affiliations
Fundación ECSIM, Medellin, Colombia
Department of Business, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
Department of Business, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
About the authors
Diego Gomez is the Executive Director of Fundación ECSIM (Economic Center for Simulation and Modelling) in Medellin, Colombia. Diego’s research explores the complexity involved in the economic development process, taking into consideration the existence of interrelated systems and the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in boosting such relationships.
Sebastian Aparicio is a Serra Hunter Fellow in the Department of Business at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He is also a Researcher at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Research (CREIS) and at the Centre for University Entrepreneurship (CIEU-UAB). His research explores the effects of entrepreneurship on economic development.
David Urbano is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Department of Business and ICREA-Academia research fellow. Also, he is Director at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Research (CREIS) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). His research focuses on the analysis of factors affecting entrepreneurship in different contexts, using the institutional approach.
Book Title: Driving Complexity in Economic Development
Book Subtitle: The Role of Institutions, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
Authors: Diego Gomez, Sebastian Aparicio, David Urbano
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-34385-8Published: 24 August 2023
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-34388-9Due: 07 September 2024
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-34386-5Published: 23 August 2023
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XX, 440
Number of Illustrations: 44 b/w illustrations