Papers in Innovation Studies, CIRCLE, Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy, Lund University
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 implications of knowledge
spillovers. In this paper, we add to the theoretical repertoire on SE and
knowledge spillovers by investigating the types of knowledge spillovers 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 between three 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 discuss the implications.
Doing so, we argue that spatial knowledge spillovers (inter-firm) has
received the major attention in previous research in increasing the amount
of ‘inputs’ dimension of SE, while the aspatial knowledge (either
inter-regional or intra-firm) has been relatively neglected 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: D21; D80; L10; L26; (follow links to similar papers)
22 pages, July 6, 2016
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