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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


  • Features latest research on entrepreneurial ecosystems

  • Provides perspectives from entrepreneurial experiences along with theoretical and empirical studies

  • Displays similarities and differences between developed and developing countries


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

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

About the editors

Luísa Carvalho is Professor of Management at the Department of Management and Social Sciences, Open University, Lisbon (Portugal) and a researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE), University of Èvora (Portugal). 

Conceição Rego is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Evora, Évora (Portugal) and a researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics(CEFAGE), University of Èvora. 

Raquel Lucas is Professor of Management at the Department of Management, University of Evora, Évora (Portugal) and a researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics(CEFAGE), University of Èvora. 

M. Isabel Sánchez-Hernández is a Lecturer and researcher at the University of Extremadura (Spain). She is an Economist at the University Autonomous of Madrid (Spain) and specializes in Regional Economics and Corporate Social Responsibility. 

Adriana Noronha is Professor and researcher at the School of Economics, Business and Accounting of the University of São Paulo (Brazil). She holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Campinas (Brazil). 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Entrepreneurship and Structural Change in Dynamic Territories
  • Book Subtitle Contributions from Developed and Developing Countries
  • Editors Luísa Cagica Carvalho
    Conceição Rego
    M.Raquel Lucas
    M. Isabel Sánchez-Hernández
    Adriana Backx Noronha
  • Series Title Studies on Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Stud. Entrepreneurship, Struct. Change, Indust. Dynamics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-76399-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09479-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-76400-9
  • Series ISSN 2511-2023
  • Series E-ISSN 2511-2031
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 351
  • Number of Illustrations 33 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Entrepreneurship
    Development Economics
    Emerging Markets/Globalization
    Regional Development
    Economic Policy
    Regional/Spatial Science
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