Conceptualizing Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship: Definition and Model
Book chapter, 2015
Knowledge intensive entrepreneurship (KIE) helps renew the economy, giving rise to new industries but also to entrepreneurial-driven renewal within existing industries.
This chapter proposes a conceptualize KIE as a broad concept, including a definition and a model.
This chapter examines specific aspects of knowledge intensive entrepreneurship, presenting a conceptualization. The chapter also discusses framework how to operationalize the dimensions of the definition through various research strategies, and explains how the AEGIS project did so.
Knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship is considered a key socio-economic phenomenon that drives innovation, and economic growth, and is at the base of the competitiveness of countries.