KTH/CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation
Strategic Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Spillovers: Spatial and Aspatial Perspectives
(), Lars Bengtsson
() and Charlie Karlsson
Abstract: The literature in the Strategic Entrepreneurship (SE) is
increasingly embracing the concept and implication of knowledge spillovers.
In this paper, we add to the theoretical literature on SE and knowledge
spillovers by investigating the different types of knowledge spill-overs
and what they imply for various dimensions of SE. On the one hand, we
distinguish between spatial and aspatial knowledge spillovers. On the other
hand, we distinguish be-tween various dimensions of SE, i.e. inputs,
resource orchestration, and output. Finally, we conceptually link the
various types of knowledge spillovers and dimensions of SE and dis-cuss the
implications. Doing so, we argue that spatial knowledge spillovers
(inter-firm) play the major role in increasing the amount of ‘inputs’
dimension of SE, while the aspatial knowledge (either inter-regional or
intra-firm) play the major role not only for ‘inputs’, but also for
‘resource orchestration’ dimension. At the end, the paper provides
suggestions for future research.
Keywords: Strategic entrepreneurship; knowledge spillovers; spatial; aspatial; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: D23; D83; L10; L26; R10; (follow links to similar papers)
18 pages, January 14, 2016
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