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Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership

Preparing for a Digital Future

  • Nancy Richter
  • Paul Jackson
  • Thomas Schildhauer
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Nancy Richter, Paul Jackson, Thomas Schildhauer
    Pages 1-14
  3. Nancy Richter, Lucie Volquartz, Thomas Schildhauer, Konstanze Neumann
    Pages 15-27
  4. Robin Tech
    Pages 65-75
  5. Paul Jackson, Nancy Richter, Thomas Schildhauer
    Pages 87-97
  6. Nancy Richter, Paul Jackson, Thomas Schildhauer
    Pages 99-108
  7. Nancy Richter, Thomas Schildhauer, Paul Jackson
    Pages 109-121
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 123-127

About this book

Introduction

 ‘Drawing on current experiences of start-ups, supporting institutions and established firms, the cross-disciplinary team of contributors provides a challenge for academics, practitioners and policymakers seeking to create an environment supportive of both incremental and radical innovation.’

Stephen E. Little, Asia Pacific Technology Network UK

 ‘This is an interesting and timely text concerning entrepreneurial behaviour in relation to the increasingly important areas of radical and disruptive innovation in the rapidly expanding digital market space.’

Ian Chaston, Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Taking the themes of entrepreneurship, start-ups, innovation and collaboration, this book seeks to answer the urgent question of how countries and companies can stay competitive in an ever-changing digital environment. The authors determine which entrepreneurial processes will work for whom and under what circumstances, presenting methodological implications for business research, start-ups and policy making. Examining the success of Germany as an innovation powerhouse, and comparing this with the USA, this edited collection provides valuable ideas for improving practice, facilitating start-up activity, and ultimately ensuring a country’s competitive edge.

Keywords

innovation economic development start-ups ventures expansion policy business research

Editors and affiliations

  • Nancy Richter
    • 1
  • Paul Jackson
    • 2
  • Thomas Schildhauer
    • 3
  1. 1.Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and SocietyBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Edith Cowan UniversityJoondalup, WAAustralia
  3. 3.Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and SocietyBerlinGermany

About the editors

Nancy Richter is an Associate Researcher in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Germany.

Paul Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University, Australia, and Associate Researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Germany.

Thomas Schildhauer is an Executive Director of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Germany. 

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“This book provides readers with access to the decisions facing front-line entrepreneurs in a framework derived from close observation of emergent practice in its developing theoretical context. A cross disciplinary team of contributors has drawn on current experiences of start-ups, supporting institutions and established firms to analyse the comparative success of both support structures and regulatory instruments. The authors articulate the key factors which need to be addressed by stakeholders facing the challenge of creating an environment supportive of both incremental and radical innovation. The book maintains a focus on findings from research into Internet enabled start-ups in Berlin. Such Internet based start-ups are frequently presented as an option for regions seeking a catch up strategy. This detailed comparative analysis of the challenges and opportunities within a major European capital city is therefore a valuable resource for a wide range of academics, practitioners and policymakers.” (Stephen E. Little, Asia Pacific Technology network UK)

“This is an interesting and timely text concerning entrepreneurial behaviour in relation to the increasingly important areas of radical and disruptive innovation in the rapidly expanding digital market space. Conclusions and recommendations concerning government policy aimed at stimulating innovation are based upon research on start-ups and support mechanisms such as business accelerators.” (Ian Chaston, Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand)