Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Cyberentrepreneurship and Proximity Relationships

  • Serge Le Roux
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_203


Notions of Cyberentrepreneurship and Proximity Relationships

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For over half century, information technologies have deeply impacted economy landscape and company ecosystem: data, production, management, work organization, entrepreneurship. We identify a new profile emerging: “the cyberentrepreneur.” These transformations driven by IT technologies have also finally affected regional environments, contents, authorities. Immaterialization overcomes some of the historical constraints of production, such as “distance-time, distance-cost, access speed … … the ease of travel” (Cattan 2011; Duranton 2008). These changes, already significant, appear to be only the beginning of a much longer cycle, where the intangible and conceptual elements will take a stronger and stronger dominant position.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Unit on Industry and InnovationUniversity of LittoralDunkerqueFrance
  2. 2.Research Network on InnovationParisFrance