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Development of a multi-dimensional measure for assessing entrepreneurial ecosystems
Entrepreneurship and Regional Development (2019)
  • Eric Liguori, Rowan University
  • Josh Bendickson, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Shelby Solomon, Roger Williams University
  • William C. McDowell, Bradley University
Researchers and theorist have put great effort into defining and examining entrepreneurial ecosystems and how business clusters develop in certain regions. Favourable entrepreneurship ecosystems are thought to drive business and innovation. However, a commonly accepted measure of entrepreneurial ecosystem favourableness has yet to be developed. The purpose of the present research is to contribute to ecosystems research by taking a two-study approach to developing and validating a perceptual measure of entrepreneurial ecosystems. The perceptual measure is based upon prior conceptual frameworks that outline ecosystems. In developing this measure, we are able to further unpack and illuminate the factor structure of ecosystems, the results of which have direct scholarly and practitioner uses.
Publication Date
January 1, 2019
Citation Information
Eric Liguori, Josh Bendickson, Shelby Solomon and William C. McDowell. "Development of a multi-dimensional measure for assessing entrepreneurial ecosystems" Entrepreneurship and Regional Development Vol. 31 (2019) p. 7 - 21
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