The knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship: an application to foreign direct investment
Acs, Zoltan J
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Does the knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship provide an explanation for the emergence of knowledge-based entrepreneurship in Ireland and Wales? To examine the reasons for different levels of knowledge-based entrepreneurship in these two regions we explore FDI and entrepreneurship policy. We outline key measures of knowledge creation, and evaluate the extent and nature of FDI activity and its relationship with entrepreneurship in general and knowledge-based entrepreneurship in particular. Policy implications include the need for more integrated policy directions for countries that are characterised by weak knowledge creating institutions yet wish to encourage knowledge-based entrepreneurship.
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Acs Z J, Brooksbank D, O'Gorman C, Pickernell D & Terjesen S (2012) 'The knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship: an application to foreign direct investment' International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 15:2, p237-261
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