Entrepreneurship and the Industry Life Cycle

The Changing Role of Human Capital and Competences

  • Serena Cubico
  • Giuseppe Favretto
  • João Leitão
  • Uwe Cantner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Serena Cubico, Giuseppe Favretto, João Leitão, Uwe Cantner
    Pages 1-9
  3. Entrepreneurial and Knowledge Competences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Giovanna Gianesini, Serena Cubico, Giuseppe Favretto, João Leitão
      Pages 13-32
    3. Stefano Noventa, Serena Cubico, Maddalena Formicuzzi, Piermatteo Ardolino, Giuseppe Favretto, Francesco Ciabuschi et al.
      Pages 59-90
    4. Daniel Pittino, Francesca Visintin, Cristiana Compagno
      Pages 91-106
  4. Innovative Networks and Entrepreneurial Activities

  5. Entrepreneurship for Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Ajay K. Jain, Shalini Srivastava, Serena Cubico
      Pages 301-311
    3. Carlos José Lopes Balsas
      Pages 329-340
    4. Marlene Amorim, Marta Ferreira Dias, Helena Silva, Diego Galego, Maria Sarmento, Carina Pimentel
      Pages 359-376

About this book


Adopting evolutionary and behavioral approaches, this volume presents the latest research advances in knowledge competencies and human capital, as well as the changing structural dynamics, highlighting their links with entrepreneurial activities. It provides a set of international, benchmark case studies on initiatives (at the national, regional or individual level) geared towards entrepreneurship development. Focusing on diverse environments, systems and life cycle stages: young, established and transition industries and markets; as well as regions, it offers a valuable guide for scholars and practitioners interested in the interaction of entrepreneurship, knowledge competencies, human resources management and innovation.


Behavioral approaches to entrepreneurship Benchmarking case studies Entrepreneurial systems Evolutionary entrepreneurship Human resource management and entrepreneurship Industry life cycle analysis Stages of entrepreneurship

Editors and affiliations

  • Serena Cubico
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Favretto
    • 2
  • João Leitão
    • 3
  • Uwe Cantner
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Management and EconomicsUniversity of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  4. 4.Friedrich Schiller University JenaJenaGermany

Bibliographic information

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