Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management: Highlighting the Role of Context

A special issue of World (ISSN 2673-4060).

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Dear Colleagues,

Recently, the literature on entrepreneurship and innovation management has proliferated at a global level. Nevertheless, despite the role of context in these fields, most studies have overlooked the contextual factors or have placed them in the background (Shirokova et al., 2022). That is why it is highly recommended by many distinguished entrepreneurship scholars to “Contextualize the Context” (Shepherd and Wiklund, 2020) while conducting entrepreneurship and innovation management studies. While a great deal of entrepre-neurship studies rely on the Western theories of entrepreneurship and innovation man-agement (Dana, 2017), there is a need to adopt a more global view by considering the contextual differences and similarities (Dana et al., 2022).

Thus, this Special Issue is dedicated to investigating the contextual aspects of the entre-preneurship and innovation management research, by providing an opportunity to de-vote more attention to these factors and highlight their role. In addition, this Special Issue is a multidisciplinary one in nature and invites respected scholars from diverse contexts to consider various links between economic, political, social, and environmental issues in entrepreneurship and innovation management research.

Dana, L. P., Salamzadeh, A., Ramadani, V., & Palalic, R. (Eds.). (2022). Understanding contexts of business in Western Asia: Land of bazaars and high-tech booms (Vol. 4). World Scientific.

Dana, L. P. (2017). Entrepreneurship in Western Europe: A contextual perspective. World Scientific.

Shepherd, D. A., & Wiklund, J. (2020). Simple rules, templates, and heuristics! An attempt to deconstruct the craft of writing an entrepreneurship paper. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 44(3), 371-390.

Shirokova, G., Beliaeva, T., & Manolova, T. S. (2022). The Role of Context for Theory De-velopment: Evidence From Entrepreneurship Research on Russia. Entrepreneurship The-ory and Practice, 10422587221138226.

Suggested themes include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Exploring the role of context in developing and testing new entrepreneurship and in-novation management theories;
  2. Comparing the role of contextual factors affecting entrepreneurship and innovation management theory and practice in diverse contexts;
  3. Identifying the most influential/critical contextual factors affecting entrepreneurship and innovation management research and practice;
  4. Interdisciplinary approach toward entrepreneurship and innovation management.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Leo-Paul Dana
Dr. Aidin Salamzadeh
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Keywords

  • entrepreneurship
  • innovation management
  • context

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Comparative Analysis of the Determinants of Entrepreneurial Activities in the Middle East and Latin America
by Irery L. Melchor-Duran and Allan Villegas-Mateos
World 2024, 5(2), 173-191; https://doi.org/10.3390/world5020010 - 27 Mar 2024
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This study aims to contribute to advancing the understanding of entrepreneurial ecosystems, Latin American development, and the evolution and future perspectives of the Middle East. It used a cross-sectional research design and quantitative data with 750 observations from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, specifically [...] Read more.
This study aims to contribute to advancing the understanding of entrepreneurial ecosystems, Latin American development, and the evolution and future perspectives of the Middle East. It used a cross-sectional research design and quantitative data with 750 observations from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, specifically the National Experts Survey and the Adult Population Survey. The results were analyzed by the Partial Least Squares Technique (PLS-SEM) by grouping countries into two balanced samples of underexplored regions: the Middle East and Latin America. The two regions, Latin America and the Middle East, have diverse entrepreneurial ecosystems; each condition impacts entrepreneurial activities in different ways. In Latin America, the most significant variable is “Physical Infrastructure”, while in the Middle East, the most significant determinants are “Commercial and Professional Infrastructure” and “Entrepreneurship Culture”. This study shows that to support entrepreneurial activities, each region requires different settings for their entrepreneurial ecosystems. It contributes to the literature on regional entrepreneurial ecosystems and to less explored regions to advance our understanding, which will drive better policies and actions. Full article
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Agricultural Bio-Inputs as an Innovative Area of Opportunity for Agro-Industrial Growth in Developing Countries: Lessons from Argentina
by Gabriel da Silva Medina, Rosana Rotondo and Gustavo Rubén Rodríguez
World 2023, 4(4), 709-725; https://doi.org/10.3390/world4040045 - 30 Oct 2023
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Technology-based innovations in the bio-economy are expected to provide new market opportunities for agro-industrial growth in developing countries. This study explores how domestic entrepreneurs have been benefiting from the growing global demand for sustainable agribusiness by establishing themselves in the agricultural bio-inputs sector. [...] Read more.
Technology-based innovations in the bio-economy are expected to provide new market opportunities for agro-industrial growth in developing countries. This study explores how domestic entrepreneurs have been benefiting from the growing global demand for sustainable agribusiness by establishing themselves in the agricultural bio-inputs sector. Aiming to explore how developing countries can build agro-industrial capabilities that go beyond farming, a case study was conducted in Argentina giving the country’s large domestic market for agricultural inputs. The assessment was based on official data and a survey conducted with a sample of 14 Argentinean companies. Results revealed a growing number of domestic companies in the bio-inputs market, which accounted for 74% of the total number of companies by 2022. Contextual aspects that favored domestic players include private investments by local entrepreneurs, the use of locally available technologies, support from public innovation centers and assertive market strategies. Principal component analysis revealed different business models, which include companies focusing on the development of new products, companies with professional industrial plants for large-scale production and companies with a strong marketing component reaching out to farmers. The global growth of sustainable bio-based agricultural production offers areas of opportunities for domestic investments in cleaner agro-industrial sectors that go beyond the primary production of commodities and can build industrial capabilities in developing countries. Full article
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Title: Knowledge coproduction: Nurturing grassroots innovations within environments of scarcity. The case of community currency in Kisumu, Kenya
Author: Michael
Highlights: Knowledge co-production, with its principles well observed, always provide space for negotiating practical solutions to local problems and protecting interests of the most deserving. All actors can be understanding not to prioritize their individual interests above the common goal, hence work to prevent elite capture. Government regulatory requirements always limit the growth of emerging grassroots initiatives.

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