Authors: Romy Voss, Christoph Müller
Addresses: SEH – Stiftungslehrstuhl fur Unternehmensgrundungen, und Unternehmertum (Entrepreneurship), University of Hohenheim (510N), 70593 Stuttgart, Germany. ' SEH – Stiftungslehrstuhl fur Unternehmensgrundungen, und Unternehmertum (Entrepreneurship), University of Hohenheim (510N), 70593 Stuttgart, Germany
Abstract: This study reviews the innovation system for high-tech start-ups in Germany for a broad understanding of its entire structure. The paper is based on a theoretical framework with the main factors personality, resources and environment. In the main part of this paper, the influences of research and development, investment environment, sociocultural awareness of entrepreneurship, regulatory affairs and bureaucracy on German high-tech entrepreneurs are described. Based on quantitative findings from several studies, supported by several case studies, we are able to show the strengths and weaknesses of the national innovation system in Germany. Thus, we can illustrate where improvements are necessary and propose solutions where possible. In conclusion, the results are discussed critically and areas where more research is needed are indicated.
Keywords: entrepreneurship; Germany; conditions; high-tech startups; spin-offs; business environment; research and development; R&D; bureaucracy; institutional support; high technology; investment.
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2009 Vol.7 No.3, pp.284 - 311
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