Entrepreneurial dynamism and the built environment in the evolution of university entrepreneurial ecosystems

Johnson, D. , Bock, A. J. and George, G. (2019) Entrepreneurial dynamism and the built environment in the evolution of university entrepreneurial ecosystems. Industrial and Corporate Change, 28(4), pp. 941-959. (doi: 10.1093/icc/dtz034)

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University-centered entrepreneurial ecosystems (UCEEs) are complex webs of entrepreneurs, researchers, institutional support structures, and the built environment. We study the relationship between the built environment and the dynamism of the behavior of ecosystem agents in the evolution of UCEEs. Drawing upon data from interviews with ecosystem agents, as well as documents associated with the planning and development of purpose-built facilities (the built environment), we show how planned ecosystem evolution strategies differ from realized strategies. In particular, we develop a model of emergent response mechanisms to ecosystem dynamism and munificence, which include coping, learning, and adapting. We discuss UCEE evolution within a connectionist framework to better address the dynamic interaction of agents, institutions, and the environment.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnson, Dr David
Authors: Johnson, D., Bock, A. J., and George, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Industrial and Corporate Change
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1464-3650
Published Online:16 June 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Industrial and Corporate Change 28(4):941-959
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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591547ESRC Doctoral Training Centre 2011...Mary Beth KneafseyEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/J500136/1VPO VICE PRINCIPAL RESEARCH & ENTERPRISE