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Advancing knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship and innovation for growth and social well-being in Europe

Objective

The proposed research project will study the interactions between knowledge, economic growth and social wellbeing in Europe. It focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship as a necessary mechanism and an agent of change mediating between the creation of knowledge and its transformation into economic activity. Knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship is perceived herein as a core interface between two interdependent systems: the knowledge generation and diffusion system, on the one hand, and the productive system, on the other. Both systems shape and are shaped by the broader social context – including customs, culture, and institutions – thus also pointing at the linkage of entrepreneurship to that context. The project has three main objectives (research thrusts). At the micro level, it purports to study in depth the very act of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, its defining characteristics, boundaries, scope and incentives. At the macro level, it will study the link between knowledge entrepreneurship, economic growth and social wellbeing, also extending to the socio-economic processes that help transform the “animal spirits” (John Maynard Keynes) into a self-reinforcing process for broader societal prosperity. The way the broader socio-economic environment stokes “animal spirits” and benefits from them will be studied within the contexts of various shades of capitalism in Europe and elsewhere, expanding beyond the growth accounting and endogenous growth approaches and issues to novel concepts of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship in growth and, further, into the underlying issues of social wellbeing such as inclusion, cohesion, equity, opportunities, and social care. Finally, at the policy level, the project will take a systemic approach aiming at an organic integration of diverse sets of policies that influence the creation and growth of innovative entrepreneurial ventures based on knowledge generation and diffusion.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

PLANET S.A
Address
Louise Riencourt 64, Apollon Tower
11523 Athens
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 260 965
Administrative Contact
Raphael Koumeri (Mr.)

Participants (21)

UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 468 639
Address
Via Sarfatti 25
20136 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Franco Malerba (Prof.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 430 513
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yannis Caloghirou (Prof.)
Stiftelsen IMIT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 217 950
Address
Vera Sandbergs Alle
41296 Gothenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bengt Karlsson (Mr.)
Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Germany
EU contribution
€ 151 462
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Witt (Prof.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 216 357,80
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charles Edquist (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 144 605
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Koen Frenken (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 105 120
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Detlef Niehage (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
France
EU contribution
€ 135 860
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laurence Petin-Monteil (Ms.)
University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 225 963,20
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kent Lee (Mr.)
Unidade de Estudos sobre Complexidade e Economia
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 133 028
Address
Rua Miguel Lupi 20
1249-078 Lisoba
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
João Ferreira Do Amaral (Prof.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 118 780
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Dahl (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 90 658
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rossana Dowsett (Ms.)
KOZGAZDASAG- ES REGIONALIS TUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 34 600
Address
Toth Kalman Utca 4
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Attila Havas (Dr.)
CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC STUDIES OPS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 38 700
Address
Husinecka 903/10
130 00 Praha
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Kaderabkova (Ms.)
FINANSOVIY UNIVERSITET PRI PRAVITELSTVE ROSSIYSKOY FEDERACII
Russia
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Leningradskiy Avenue 49
125468 Moskva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrei Yudanov (Dr.)
Zhejiang University
China
EU contribution
€ 32 000
Address
Zhe Da Road 38
310027 Hangzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xiaobo Wu (Prof.)
CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES SOCIETY
India
EU contribution
€ 29 250
Address
Prashanth Nagar Ulloor
695011 Thiruvananthapuram
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sunil Mani (Dr.)
CASE - CENTRUM ANALIZ SPOLECZNO- EKONOMICZNYCH- FUNDACJA NAUKOWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 31 440
Address
Aleja Jana Pawla Ii 61B
01 031 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pasquale D' Apice (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 134 634
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wilma Coenegrachts (Ms.)
CROATIAN EMPLOYERS' ASSOCIATION
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 36 600
Address
Ulica Pavla Hatza 12
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jadranka Gable (Ms.)
GLOBAL DATA COLLECTION COMPANY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 238 875
Address
Conradstraat 18
3013AP Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kees-Jan Mars (Dr.)