Digital technologies, competitiveness & policies: An integrative city-based policy roadmap for entrepreneurial ecosystems

  • Dilek CetindamarEmail author
  • Thorsten Lammers
  • Nathalie Sick


This paper offers a conceptual city-based policy roadmap for policy makers who are interested in managing their entrepreneurial ecosystems. The literature lacks specific policies bringing together both technological developments and entrepreneurial activities at city level, even though recent studies point out the role of policies for entrepreneurial ecosystems in order to build entrepreneurial economies. Given the wide opportunities arising from digital technologies for economic growth, policy makers need to identify feasible frameworks to support a digitally competitive entrepreneurial ecosystem. By combining the previous literature on entrepreneurship and digital technologies within a particular urban context, this paper describes a conceptual roadmap as a tool that might help policy makers to plan the future competitiveness of their cities.


digital technologies entrepreneurial ecosystem city policy framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dilek Cetindamar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thorsten Lammers
    • 1
  • Nathalie Sick
    • 1
  1. 1.School of InformationSystems and ModellingUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

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