Entrepreneurship and Structural Change in Dynamic Territories

Contributions from Developed and Developing Countries

  • Luísa Cagica Carvalho
  • Conceição Rego
  • M.Raquel Lucas
  • M. Isabel Sánchez-Hernández
  • Adriana Backx Noronha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Luísa Cagica Carvalho, Conceição Rego, M. Raquel Lucas, M. Isabel Sánchez-Hernández, Adriana Backx Noronha
    Pages 1-4
  3. Entrepreneurship, Regional Development and Structural Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. José Álvarez-García, Claudia Patricia Maldonado-Erazo, María de la Cruz del Río-Rama, Paúl Oswaldo Sarango-Lalangui
      Pages 29-51
    3. Ramón Sanguino, Ascensión Barroso, Saikat Gochhait
      Pages 91-108
    4. João Conrado de Amorim Carvalho, Pedro Eugénio Lopez Salazar
      Pages 109-131
  4. Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Strategy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Ibrahim Tijjani Sabiu, Abdulaziz Abdullah
      Pages 135-150
    3. Conceição Cunha, Elisabeth Kastenholz, Maria João Carneiro
      Pages 175-188
    4. Domingos Santos
      Pages 189-200
  5. Entrepreneurial Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Susana Bernardino, J. Freitas Santos, Zidyane Vicente
      Pages 233-254
    3. Gonçalo Rodrigues Brás, Miguel Torres Preto
      Pages 275-295
    4. Martha Ríos-Manríquez, María Dolores Sánchez-Fernández, Elisa Isabel Cano Montero
      Pages 317-351

About this book


Entrepreneurial ecosystems involve a complex synergy of factors, including social and structural changes that are frequently cumulative within territories, promoting the improvement of citizens’ quality of life and higher development levels. Further, dynamic territories are characterized by constant change, activity and progress. Each chapter in this volume examines a specific entrepreneurial ecosystem in an effort to describe why and how certain companies and organizations manage to overcome adversities and achieve strong performance, while others fail. Unlike the conventional focus, the volume examines microenterprises and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), while also discussing selected experiences and case studies from developed and developing countries alike.


Entrepreneurship and structural change Entrepreneurship and regional development Economic geography Entrepreneurial ecosystems Entrepreneurial marketing Technological development Smart cities Start-up cities Digital economy Industry 4.0 Entrepreneurial clusters Cluster development Developing economy entrepreneurship Industrial policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Luísa Cagica Carvalho
    • 1
  • Conceição Rego
    • 2
  • M.Raquel Lucas
    • 3
  • M. Isabel Sánchez-Hernández
    • 4
  • Adriana Backx Noronha
    • 5
  1. 1.Departamento de Ciências Sociais e de GeUniversidade AbertaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Departamento de EconomiaUniversidade de ÉvoraÉvoraPortugal
  3. 3.Departamento de EconomiaUniversidade de ÉvoraÉvoraPortugal
  4. 4.School of Economics and Business AdministrationUniversity of ExtremaduraBadajozSpain
  5. 5.Departamento de AdministraçãoUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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