Authors: Peter Van Der Sijde, Paul Kirwan
Addresses: Dutch Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship, Nikos University of Twente, The Netherlands. ' Dutch Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship, Nikos University of Twente, The Netherlands
Abstract: The creation of new innovative enterprises, the support for spinoff companies and the development of startups are important priorities for the stimulation of economic growth, both within the European Union (EU) and worldwide. In the period of 1999–2006, a European programme, the Pilot Action of Excellence in Innovative Start-ups (PAXIS), dealt with these themes by gathering and transferring new ideas and policy recommendations throughout the continent. As part of this programme, universities and other institutions were invited to propose projects that developed original support models for innovative startup creation and transfer their successful concepts to other regions. One such project was GlobalStart. This preface introduces papers dealing with GlobalStart issues.
Keywords: GlobalStart; born globals; global startups; universities; higher education; entrepreneurship.
International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, 2009 Vol.3 No.2, pp.182 - 185
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