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Creating Technology-Driven Entrepreneurship

Foundations, Processes and Environments

  • Giuseppina Passiante
  • Aldo Romano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Giuseppina Passiante, Aldo Romano
    Pages 1-19
  3. Aldo Romano, Giuseppina Passiante, Pasquale Del Vecchio
    Pages 21-48
  4. Valentina Ndou, Giustina Secundo, Gioconda Mele
    Pages 149-193
  5. Federica Ceci, Francesca Masciarelli, Andrea Prencipe
    Pages 221-240
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 301-308

About this book


This book proposes a comprehensive analysis of the existing schools of thought on technology-driven entrepreneurship to point out the process-based nature of this phenomenon. It explores whether entrepreneurship can be learned and examines the main processes that help influence entrepreneurial mind-sets.

In the current economic landscape, technology-driven entrepreneurship is the driving force behind national economies and entrepreneurial societies. It is the engine of innovation, job creation, productivity and economic growth, bringing benefits both at the level of the individual and of the society and promoting sustainable smart growth and development. This book provides a comprehensive view of “how” entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs learn and develop their business ventures in a wider environment. Moreover, it discusses issues concerning setting up the suitable entrepreneurial environments, processes, values and policies to encourage and foster individual entrepreneurial aptitudes. It also explores practices for developing technology-driven entrepreneurship in a European context as well as in emerging regions. 


Innovation entrepreneurial mindset entrepreneurial behavior entrepreneurial learning regional development policy knowledge intensive entrepreneurship Innovation management

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppina Passiante
    • 1
  • Aldo Romano
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SalentoLecceItaly
  2. 2.University of SalentoLecceItaly

About the editors

Giuseppina Passiante is Full Professor of Innovation Management and Technology Entrepreneurship at the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy). Currently her research fields concern Technology Entrepreneurship, and more specifically the experiential learning environment encouraging enterprise and entrepreneurship capabilities, skills and competencies.

Aldo Romano has been Full Professor of Innovation Management and President of Scuola Superiore ISUFI at the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy). In acknowledgement of his scientific achievements, Aldo Romano has been awarded the Gold Medal of Merit for Culture, School and Arts from the President of the Italian Republic.


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