KTH/CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation
Innovation and entrepreneurship in the global economy
(), Urban Gråsjö
() and Sofia Wixe
Abstract: Much of the discussion about globalization has been held
at a rather superficial macro-economic level. Discussions about
globalization dealing with the meso- and micro-economic level, i.e. the
level of regions and companies, have been much less common. Many of the
discussions of globalization at the meso- and micro-economic level have
also been biased in the sense that they have only given a partial picture.
One obvious example is that discus¬sions of the role of innovation and
entrepreneur¬ship have tended to use a narrow definition of
entrepreneurship equal to the start-up of new companies and as a result
ignored the high degree of innovation and entrepreneurship within many
incumbent companies. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the
meso- and micro-economic literature on innovation and entrepreneurship in
the global economy.
Keywords: Globalization; innovation; entrepreneurship; urban regions; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: F60; L26; O30; R10; (follow links to similar papers)
16 pages, November 26, 2014
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