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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