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Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship

An Analysis of the European Textile and Apparel Industries

  • Nancy J. Hodges
  • Albert N. Link

Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nancy J. Hodges, Albert N. Link
    Pages 1-14
  3. Nancy J. Hodges, Albert N. Link
    Pages 29-43
  4. Nancy J. Hodges, Albert N. Link
    Pages 45-52
  5. Nancy J. Hodges, Albert N. Link
    Pages 53-80
  6. Nancy J. Hodges, Albert N. Link
    Pages 81-103
  7. Nancy J. Hodges, Albert N. Link
    Pages 105-133
  8. Nancy J. Hodges, Albert N. Link
    Pages 135-138
  9. Nancy J. Hodges, Albert N. Link
    Pages 145-162
  10. Nancy J. Hodges, Albert N. Link
    Pages 163-166
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 167-175

About this book

Introduction

This book examines knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship (KIE) with a focus on the European textile and apparel industries. The primary purpose is to review the extant academic literature related to the European textile and apparel industries and reflect on that review empirically using a new and robust database on KIE to discover patterns between human capital and strategic entrepreneurial and innovative behavior.

According to the Advancing Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Economic Growth and Social Well-being in Europe (AEGIS) project, KIE is defined as an interface between knowledge generation and diffusion and the productive system. Knowledge-intensive entrepreneurs are thus involved in mechanisms that translate knowledge into innovation, which in turn leads to economic development and growth within an industry and/or region. To date, KIE is often associated with high-tech industries such as aerospace, computer engineering, automotive or telecommunications. For this reason, few studies have been conducted that specifically examine KIE as an avenue for firm or sector growth in the textile and apparel industries. However, new studies have positioned these industries as ones in which KIE can foster growth through innovation, and where products and processes are often evaluated within a knowledge-based framework. Building on this growing literature base, this volume explores potential policies and strategies for driving innovation and growth at the firm and industry levels in Europe and other regions, including the United States.

Keywords

Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship Textile and Apparel Industries Knowledge Capital Human Capital Innovation European Union

Authors and affiliations

  • Nancy J. Hodges
    • 1
  • Albert N. Link
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail StudiesUniversity of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboroUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboroUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68777-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68776-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68777-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-1922
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5884
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