Small Business Economics
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Sustainability and economic growth – the integration and balance of social, environmental and economic needs – is a salient concern for sustainable development and social well-being. By focusing on a sustainable innovation project, we explore how entrepreneurial ecosystems become sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems and investigate the interactions of entrepreneurial actors. We conducted an inductive, single-case study of a specific collaborative innovation project in the denim industry specia...
#1Steven Bednar (Elon University)H-Index: 2
#2Dora Gicheva (UNCG: University of North Carolina at Greensboro)H-Index: 8
Last.Albert N. Link (UNCG: University of North Carolina at Greensboro)H-Index: 49
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We explore the innovative performance of firms resulting from their Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) research-funded projects in terms of the gender dynamics of the firms. Using commercialization as the relevant performance metric, we find that Phase II projects led by a female principal investigator (PI) have greater probability of being commercialized in female-owned firms than in male-owned firms. This result is consistent with the findings from other settings that females t...
In recent years, research on corporate entrepreneurship (CE) has expanded and aroused an increasing amount of attention. Although the importance of CE, innovation, and knowledge conversion within organizations is recognized, the link between them is still theoretically and empirically little understood. Thus, it seems important to support knowledge sharing (KS) within organizations through the implementation of digital platforms (DP), in order to enrich the existing knowledge about CE strategy a...
#1Josh SiepelH-Index: 6
#2Roberto CameraniH-Index: 2
Last.Monica MasucciH-Index: 1
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Creative skills, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills, and management skills have all been positively associated with performance either at the firm or regional level. But do firms that combine these types of skills in their workforce grow more quickly than those that do not? In this paper we compare the impact of STEM, creative and management skills on their own, and in various combinations, on turnover growth. We use a longitudinal dataset of UK firms over the period ...