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CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, Royal Institute of Technology KTH/CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation

No 385:
Innovation and entrepreneurship in the global economy

Charlie Karlsson (), 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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