The injection of resources by transnational entrepreneurs: towards a model of the early evolution of an entrepreneurial ecosystem
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Despite its rapid proliferation, the extant literature on entrepreneurial ecosystems has not paid considerable attention to the evolutionary nature of entrepreneurial ecosystems, mainly due to prevailing structuralist approaches in previous research. Particularly unclear is the early evolutionary context in which a region without rich entrepreneurial resources gains momentum and transforms into a nascent entrepreneurial ecosystem. The literature overlooks ecosystem dynamics in regions with limited entrepreneurial resources, as most studies have investigated more developed entrepreneurial ecosystems. This study illuminates one means to overcome resource scarcity on a regional level: resource injection by attracting transnational entrepreneurs, who transfer unique resources from one location to another. Based on an explorative qualitative study in the Santiago entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chile, where governmental actors incentivised transnational entrepreneurs to temporarily relocate to Santiago, this article proposes a three-step model of resource injection by transnational entrepreneurs with the following components: (i) stimulation of early ecosystem evolutionary momentum, (ii) evocation of institutional changes, and (iii) establishment of a resilient ecosystem. The findings offer practical implications for policymakers in emerging countries to utilise transnational entrepreneurs’ resources for developing an ecosystem in their region.
|Keywords:||Entrepreneurial Ecosystems; Transnational Entrepreneurship; ecosystem evolution; entrepreneurship policy; entrepreneurial migrants; Santiago Entrepreneurial Ecosystem||Issue Date:||6-Mar-2020||Publisher:||Taylor & Francis||Journal/Edited collection:||Entrepreneurship & Regional Development||Start page:||80||End page:||107||Note:||1-2||Band:||33||Type:||Artikel/Aufsatz||DOI:||10.26092/elib/1450||URN:||urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-elib58279||Institution:||Universität Bremen||Faculty:||Fachbereich 07: Wirtschaftswissenschaft (FB 07)||Institute:||Lehrstuhl für Mittelstand, Existenzgründung und Entrepreneurship (LEMEX)|
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