Title: Geographical environments for entrepreneurship

Authors: Edward J. Malecki

Addresses: Department of Geography, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210–1361, USA

Abstract: Research on entrepreneurship has only partially dealt with the influence of geographical environments on the new firms| formation and growth. This paper reviews what we know and what we do not yet know about the ways in which the new firms| formation is not equally likely everywhere, why some places are entrepreneurial and why others places are not so entrepreneurial. Finally, it addresses the ways in which local environments can be improved.

Keywords: angels; entrepreneurship; local environments; networks; new firm formation; universities; spinoffs; venture capital; environmental influence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2009.022805

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2009 Vol.7 No.2, pp.175 - 190

Published online: 27 Jan 2009 *

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