Establishing entrepreneurship ecosystems based on digital technologies: A policy roadmap approach at the city level

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PICMET 2018 - Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology: Managing Technological Entrepreneurship: The Engine for Economic Growth, Proceedings, 2018
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© 2018 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Inc. (PICMET). The last decade has witnessed the rise of technology-based entrepreneurs who managed to build companies based on the use of emerging digital technologies. However, the pure availability of digital technologies in a particular country does not guarantee to establish successful companies and economic growth. Companies are located in certain regional or urban environments with varying contextual factors. Cities have been a popular unit of analysis for technological development and economic activities due to their high dependency on immediate local environmental factors. Nevertheless, the literature offers a limited view on the relationship between technological developments and entrepreneurial activities at city level to identify feasible frameworks to support a digitally competitive entrepreneurial ecosystem. By combining the previous literature on entrepreneurship and digital technologies within a particular urban context, this paper offers a conceptual approach that might help policy makers to plan the future competitiveness of their cities.
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