What is it about?

As per Jolley and Pittaway (2019), the paper "focuses on a regional analysis and explores the evolution and resilience of local entrepreneurial ecosystems by placing an emphasis on the relationship between local entrepreneurs and the supporting regional infrastructure in Dublin, Ireland. The study focuses specifically on high technology, high growth ventures in the information technology sector and explores how resources recycle within an entrepreneurial ecosystem. The study concludes that regions can go through different ecosystem configurations at different times and that policy, particularly labor policy, can help encourage resilience as resource recycling occurs."

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Why is it important?

This paper uses a novel social network analysis approach based on the prior employment of leaders of high growth firms, which is important for the study of entrepreneurial ecosystems that focus on the interactions between elements within the region that support high growth entrepreneurship. The paper also provides some insight into Markusen's (1996) question of whether district types can transform from one type to another

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This page is a summary of: Regional capability emergence in an entrepreneurial ecosystem, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, September 2019, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/jepp-04-2019-0030.
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