© 2006

Entrepreneurship in the Region

  • Michael Fritsch
  • Juergen Schmude

Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Michael Fritsch, Juergen Schmude
    Pages 1-5
  3. Ingo Lückgen, Dirk Oberschachtsiek, Rolf Sternberg, Joachim Wagner
    Pages 7-34
  4. Friederike Welter, Lutz Trettin
    Pages 35-59
  5. Dirk Engel, Georg Metzger
    Pages 75-93
  6. Udo Brixy, Susanne Kohaut, Claus Schnabel
    Pages 95-112
  7. Ralf Binder, Björn Sautter
    Pages 143-169
  8. Michael Fritsch, Pamela Mueller
    Pages 225-244
  9. Kerstin Wagner, Frank Bau, Jürgen Schmude, Michael Dowling
    Pages 245-264
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 265-274

About this book


Entrepreneurship in the Region approaches many different aspects of entrepreneurship from a regional perspective. The regional influences on entrepreneurship analyzed entail regional peculiarities and disparities in new business formation processes, the success and the employment effects of new firms, the importance of social capital and of network structures as well as entrepreneurship education and training provided in the regions. The articles in this book provide strong evidence for the importance of regional factors that shape entrepreneurship and new firm formation processes. It is shown that regional differences of start-up rates and entrepreneurial attitudes are not at all elusive but tend to be rather persistent and prevail over longer periods of time. The evidence clearly suggests that the regional level can be an appropriate starting point for entrepreneurship policy and that research on the issue may considerably benefit from properly accounting for the spatial dimension.


Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship Import business innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Fritsch
    • 1
  • Juergen Schmude
    • 2
  1. 1.Technical University Bergakademie FreibergGermany
  2. 2.University of RegensburgGermany

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking


From the reviews:

"Entrepreneurship in the Region, consisting of 11 papers of recent German regional research on the topics of entrepreneurship, innovations, clusters, and growth … . The quality of the papers is overall high with excellent summaries of previous research. … One of the strengths of the book, that it deals with just one country with all the advantages that means concerning statistics and institutional background … . it should be stated that it constitutes a good base for future comparative international studies." (Hans Westlund, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 47 (2), 2007)