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Innovative Entrepreneurship in Action

From High-Tech to Digital Entrepreneurship

  • Giuseppina Passiante

Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. G. Passiante
    Pages 1-6
  3. G. Elia, Luca Gatti, A. Margherita
    Pages 7-26
  4. Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli, Angelo Natalicchio, Vito Albino
    Pages 27-35
  5. A. Margherita, G. Elia, W. R. J. Baets, T. J. Andersen
    Pages 71-91
  6. G. Elia, F. Quarta
    Pages 93-114
  7. Francesco Santarsiero, Giovanni Schiuma, Daniela Carlucci
    Pages 115-127
  8. Pasquale Del Vecchio, Valentina Ndou, Giuseppina Passiante, Demetris Vrontis
    Pages 129-144
  9. Giustina Secundo, Claudio Garavelli, Emilio Paolucci, Giovanni Schiuma, Gioconda Mele, Giuliano Sansone
    Pages 145-167
  10. Giuseppina Passiante, Annamaria Annicchiarico
    Pages 169-187
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 201-207

About this book


This book analyses prevailing approaches and policies in innovative entrepreneurship. It explores the ways in which entrepreneurs learn and develop innovation-based businesses to drive increased regional competitiveness. Specifically, the contributions propose that sustainable innovation ecosystems booster innovative entrepreneurship and thus create a competitive advantage for smart and sustainable growth. It also examines the current state of entrepreneurship education, where the development of entrepreneurial abilities is considered a process of value creation—both economic and social—with the final aim to create both new start-ups and entrepreneurial mind-sets.
Featuring theoretical approaches and empirical evidences, this title is appropriate for scholars, academics, students and policy makers in technology and innovation management, economics of innovation and entrepreneurship.


Entrepreneurship Genome Digital Entrepreneurship Business Innovation in Tech Start-Ups Crowdfunding Business Models Crowd Venturing Science-Technology-Innovation Systems Sustainable Innovation Ecosystems Catalysts for Sustainable Innovation Ecosystem Technology-Based Entrepreneurship

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppina Passiante
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SalentoLecceItaly

About the editors

Giuseppina Passiante is Full Professor of Innovation Management and Technology Entrepreneurship at the University of Salento (Italy). Currently her research fields concern Technology Entrepreneurship, and more specifically the experiential learning environment encouraging enterprise and entrepreneurship capabilities, skills and competencies. She is also expert in knowledge-based organizations and local systems, ITs and clusters approach, complexity in economic systems. In these research fields she has published several books and about 100 papers.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Innovative Entrepreneurship in Action
  • Book Subtitle From High-Tech to Digital Entrepreneurship
  • Editors Giuseppina Passiante
  • Series Title International Studies in Entrepreneurship
  • Series Abbreviated Title Int.Studies in Entrepren.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-42537-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-42540-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-42538-8
  • Series ISSN 1572-1922
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-5884
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 207
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Start-Ups/Venture Capital
    Innovation/Technology Management
    R & D/Technology Policy
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