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KNOWLEDGE-BASED ENTREPRENEURSHIP: INNOVATION, NETWORKS ANS SYSTEMS

Objective

KEINS purports to examine the relevance and features of knowledge-based entrepreneurship (KBE) in Europe. KEINS will look at three types of KBE: start-up entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship and academic entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are seen as knowledge operators, dedicated to the integration of different knowledge assets and the creation of new ones. They may perform this function either by setting up new companies, or by activating social, financial, and expertise networks from within existing companies, universities or other organizations. KEINS will integrate different methodologies and approaches, ranging from appreciative and formal theorizing to case studies and quantitative empirical work. Special care will devoted to include different industries and countries, with an extensive coverage of Accession Countries. KEINS pursues five objectives: 1. to discuss and refine current concepts of KBE (How is KBE dealt with in the current literature on the firm, entry, national systems of innovation, and technology transfer? How can we improve upon them?) 2. to explore the relationship between KBE and innovation (How much does KBE contribute to innovation? Which technologies do owe their existence/development to corporate or academic initiatives, or to start-ups?) 3. to define the role of networks of alliances, information, finance and social ties (How much does KBE rely on the different kinds of networks? To what extent do those networks overlap?) 4. to assess KBE in different sectoral and national systems of innovation (for example: What are the main differences between Accession Countries and current EU members?) 5. to produce policy recommendations (Is KBE key for European growth and competitiveness? How can KBE be effectively promoted? What steps Accession Countries could take to effectively promote KBE?)

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-CITIZENS-2
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE 'LUIGI BOCCONI'.
Address
Via Sarfatti 25
Milano
Italy

Participants (6)

MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
PF 10 10 62 Muenchen
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON.
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
London
UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR
France
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
Strasbourg
INSTITUTE FOR MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Vera Sandbergs Alle 8
Goteborg
CENTER FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Poland
Address
Ul. Sienkiewicza 12
Warszawa
CENTRO DE INVESTIGAC?O SOBRE ECONOMIA PORTUGUESA
Portugal
Address
Rua Miguel Lupi 20
Lisboa