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Theoretical Background

  • Thomas BaronEmail author
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Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Abstract

Governments in advanced countries have always been interested in fostering entrepre-neurship in order to generate innovation, economic growth, and job creation (BMWi, 2012; WEF, 2013; Autio et al., 2014; Herrmann et al., 2015,). As these socioeconomic impacts are per definition attributed to start-ups, it has been observed that there has been a shift in policy to focus more strongly on such high-growth firms (HGFs). However, policy makers recognize that their traditional policies often fail when it comes to strengthening the development of HGFs. As a result, a general consensus has arisen among researchers that there is a need for taking a holistic approach when thinking about policy interventions; an approach that takes account of the distinctive types of environ-ments in which start-ups flourish – the start-up ecosystem (Mason & Brown, 2014).

Keywords

Venture Capital Migration Background Business Idea Business Angel Successful Entrepreneur 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität Bremen/LEMEXBremenGermany

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