A Theory of Local Entrepreneurship in the Knowledge Economy

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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Contents

uncertainty ambiguity and potential
28
regional and local disparities
46
The Main Actors Entrepreneurs Organizations and Milieux Their Capacity to Develop Knowledge
69
3 Entrepreneurs
74
informationgathering strategies used by small businesses
95
the key to creating a distinct local identity
116
The Factors Information Networks and Innovation Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Entrepreneurship
137
the first necessary condition for reducing uncertainty and ambiguity
142
a sufficient condition
183
The Functioning of Local Entrepreneurship Dynamism through Contagion
207
developing a dynamic regional fabric
215
10 Entrepreneurial contagion and knowledge acquisition
236
towards a new theory of entrepreneurship
254
Bibliography
275
Index
311
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a second necessary condition the sharing of information leading to innovation
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