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A systematic literature review investigating the aspects of entrepreneurial ecosystems which maximise their innovative capacity

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2018

Purpose The main objective was to investigate and identify aspects of entrepreneurial ecosystems which maximise their innovative capacity, based on an existing framework of an entrepreneurial  ecosystem.

Methodology The research was carried out through a systematic literature review of 29 published journal articles.

Findings The screened literature identified the contributions of university, government and availability of capital sources as having the biggest potential for innovation maximisation
in an ecosystem. Implementing of ecosystem strategy and a strong collaborative ethos will distinctly compliment the maximisation of innovative capacity.

Research limitations The topic of interest is a niche subsidiary of entrepreneur discussion, therefore data need to be extracted very selectively to adhere to the aims of the research.

Practical implications Regional policy-making initiatives can invest in those specific aspects of entrepreneurial ecosystems which increase their innovative capacity, whilst incentivising interconnectedness, and development of ecosystem strategy will maximise innovative capacity.

Originality/ value Research on the topic of discussion has not been published before –the rigorous methodology and meaningful results extends existing knowledge into new areas, and
encourages a fresh perspective of entrepreneurship.

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