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Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Unexpected Places

Examining the Success Factors of Regional Entrepreneurship

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Numbers and Quotes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Veneta Andonova, Milena S. Nikolova, Dilyan Dimitrov
      Pages 3-16
    3. Veneta Andonova, Milena S. Nikolova, Dilyan Dimitrov
      Pages 17-55
    4. Veneta Andonova, Milena S. Nikolova, Dilyan Dimitrov
      Pages 57-100
    5. Veneta Andonova, Milena S. Nikolova, Dilyan Dimitrov
      Pages 101-135
    6. Veneta Andonova, Milena S. Nikolova, Dilyan Dimitrov
      Pages 137-182
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-189
    2. Veneta Andonova, Milena S. Nikolova, Dilyan Dimitrov
      Pages 191-210
    3. Veneta Andonova, Milena S. Nikolova, Dilyan Dimitrov
      Pages 211-229
    4. Veneta Andonova, Milena S. Nikolova, Dilyan Dimitrov
      Pages 231-248
    5. Veneta Andonova, Milena S. Nikolova, Dilyan Dimitrov
      Pages 249-264
    6. Veneta Andonova, Milena S. Nikolova, Dilyan Dimitrov
      Pages 265-283
    7. Veneta Andonova, Milena S. Nikolova, Dilyan Dimitrov
      Pages 285-299
    8. Veneta Andonova, Milena S. Nikolova, Dilyan Dimitrov
      Pages 301-310
  4. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Veneta Andonova, Milena S. Nikolova, Dilyan Dimitrov
      Pages 313-326
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 327-332

About this book

Introduction

‘Entrepreneurship can make a difference in a society when its success stories are celebrated and its lessons learned are shared. By celebrating successes and extracting lessons, this text has the potential to engage more young people, experienced entrepreneurs and curious investors, and thus make a difference in the future of the region.’

Bill Aulet, Senior Lecturer & MD, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, USA, and Author of Disciplined Entrepreneurship (2013)

This book sheds light on one of the biggest development issues of our time: how the rise of entrepreneurship and the associated mindset is likely to unfold in unexpected places and change socio-economic and political fortunes. Focusing on the Balkan Peninsula, the authors explore the early success of young entrepreneurial ecosystems in the region and highlight the dangers of direct comparison with more mature entrepreneurial centres. Offering fresh insights, this brand new book presents an analytical overview of the entrepreneurial domain that enabled Bulgaria to become the start-up capital of the Balkans. With empirical data gathered from over 80 interviews and case studies, the authors address the needs of decision-makers and managers in many countries which are on the path towards nurturing entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Keywords

entrepreneurship Bulgaria Balkan Balkan Ecosystem society

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversidad de Los AndesBogotáColombia
  2. 2.American University in BulgariaBlagoevgradBulgaria
  3. 3.SofiaBulgaria

About the authors

Veneta Andonova is Associate Professor of Business Strategy in the School of Management at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. Previously, she has worked at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, ITAM, Mexico, and the American University in Bulgaria. In 2018 she published her first book, Multilatinas: Strategies for Internationalisation.

Milena S. Nikolova teaches Marketing in the Executive MBA and the undergraduate business program at the American University in Bulgaria. Previously, she studied marketing at the George Washington University (GW) School of Business, USA.

Dilyan Dimitrov is a co-founder of Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund, where he has scouted and invested in over 100 start-ups in Central and Eastern Europe since 2012. Prior to this, as the Vice President of Bedminster Capital Management Dilyan worked in areas such as healthcare, media and financial services.


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