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Knowledge-intensive Innovative Entrepreneurship integrating Schumpeter, evolutionary economics and innovation systems

Journal article
Authors Franco Malerba
Maureen McKelvey
Published in Small Business Economics
Volume 54
Issue 2
Pages 503-522
ISSN 0921-898X
Publication year 2020
Published at Department of Economy and Society, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE)
Pages 503-522
Language en
Keywords Knowledge-Intensive Innovative Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship; Knowledge Intensive Sectors; Innovation Systems
Subject categories Economics and Business, Economics, Other Social Sciences, Technology and social change


This article proposes a novel conceptualization of knowledge-intensive innovative entrepreneurship, which can capture the main characteristics of a vital phenomenon in the modern economy. Our conceptualization is based upon the integration of Schumpeterian entrepreneurship, evolutionary economics, and innovation systems approach. It consists of a theoretical definition and a stylized process model. According to this view, knowledge-intensive innovative entrepreneurs are involved in the creation, diffusion, and use of knowledge; introduce new products and technologies; draw resources and ideas from their innovation system; and introduce change and dynamism into the economy. In the article, we also offer an empirical definition of knowledge-intensive innovative entrepreneurship, which we then use to identify its key characteristics and relevance. We conclude with recommendations for a future research agenda.

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