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The Urban Quality of Life and Entrepreneurship: Past, Present, and Future

  • Arturo E. Osorio
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Abstract

Urban spaces are known for their local quality of life, often fostering higher rates of entrepreneurship and innovation. In 2017 more than half of the world population is already considered urban; by 2050 this number is expected to surpass 70%. To face this accelerated growth, current research needs to better understand urban ecosystems to preserve and promote the urban quality of life that fosters local entrepreneurship and innovation. To aid this research goal Pennings original work on urban quality of life and entrepreneurship is revisited and discussed. This review includes five sections: (1) a historically framed theoretical context, (2) a summary of the original paper, (3) an analysis of the original contributions, (4) a suggested future research agenda, and (5) a brief conclusion.

Keywords

Urban entrepreneurship Population ecology Resource dependency Creative class Quality of life 

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  • Arturo E. Osorio
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  1. 1.Management & Global BusinessRutgers, The State University of New JerseyNewarkUSA

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