Entrepreneurship, Regional Development and Culture

An Institutional Perspective

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
  • José M. Merigó-Lindahl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. João J. Ferreira, Cristina I. Fernandes
    Pages 23-34
  3. Francisco Liñán, Inmaculada Jaén, Francisco J. Ortega
    Pages 53-73
  4. Alejandro Campos, Esther Hormiga, Alba Sánchez
    Pages 89-107
  5. Emilio Díez, Camilo Prado-Román, Francisco Díez-Martín, Alicia Blanco-González
    Pages 127-139
  6. Joao J. Ferreira, Cristina I. Fernandes, Mário L. Raposo, Jose C. Sanchez, Brizeida R. Hernandez-Sanchez
    Pages 141-155
  7. Antonio Ariza-Montes, Emilio J. Morales-Fernández, Antonio Sianes
    Pages 157-177
  8. Antonio Navarro-García, Ramón Barrera-Barrera, Arturo Calvo-Mora Schmidt
    Pages 191-211
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 213-216

About this book


The aim of this book is to analyze the relationships among entrepreneurship, regional development and culture in the current economy. Using an institutional approach, it examines the main theoretical issues and practices and their effect on different dimensions of society and the economy.

Business creation is considered a key element of economic growth, innovation and employment. In recent years, entrepreneurial scholars have studied the factors that affect entrepreneurship and drive economic growth. In doing so, these scholars have aimed to understand what promotes entrepreneurial activity and also how to improve the development of regions or countries to increase wealth in society. The institutional approach can be applied to the entrepreneurship field to understand the phenomenon of entrepreneurship. This view considers the role of environment in the decision to create a company, which is critical to entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth. Environment relates to legal aspects, public policy and support services (formal institutions) but is especially important in terms of sociocultural context (informal institutions). The creation of new ventures is greatly influenced by culture. Furthermore, it is important to highlight the influence of entrepreneurship on regional development, specifically through job creation, stimulation of economic growth and innovation. Thus, entrepreneurship, regional development and culture are fundamental for understanding economic growth and development as well as other phenomena such as technology transfer  or goods and services exportation.  


Culture Economic Growth Entrepreneurial Activity Entrepreneurship Institutional Economics Regional Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
    • 1
  • José M. Merigó-Lindahl
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationUniversitat Politècnica de València Dpto de Org de EmpresasValenciaSpain
  2. 2.University of Chile Dep. Management Control and InformationSantiagoChile

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