Entrepreneurial ecosystem is the crucial environment for the survival and development of start-ups. However, little is known about it in China. Based on a review of domestic innovation and entrepreneurship phenomena, a summary of entrepreneurship activities in main western areas and the literature review of entrepreneurial ecosystem, this paper defines the concept of entrepreneurial ecosystem, and refines four characteristics that entrepreneurial ecosystem should have as well as six composition elements. And it summarizes the shortcomings of western entrepreneurial ecosystem research and points out the directions in future entrepreneurial ecosystem research pertinently. Owing to the imperfect development of entrepreneurial ecosystem in China, it is of great significance to the development of domestic innovation & entrepreneurship activities and policy formulation.
Entrepreneurial Eco-system Research: Based on Coevolution and Organizational Ecology Theories
Foreign Economics & Management Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 32 - 45 (2016) DOI:10.16538/j.cnki.fem.2016.12.003
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Sun Jinyun, Li Tao. Entrepreneurial Eco-system Research: Based on Coevolution and Organizational Ecology Theories[J]. Foreign Economics & Management, 2016, 38(12): 32–45.