Title: Entrepreneurship, acquisitions and systems of innovation

Authors: Hani Sarkis

Addresses: School of Business Administration (ESG), University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), 315 Rue Sainte Catherine Est., R-3555, Montréal, H2X 3X2, Québec, Canada

Abstract: This theoretical research explores the relationship between the intensive activities of mergers and acquisitions in the high technology industry and the entrepreneurial activities led by technology entrepreneurs and managers. Furthermore, the research explains and highlights the relationship of acquisitions and entrepreneurship with innovation, the creation of new technologies and venture capital, in the context of a national system of innovation, using insights from the high technology industry.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; mergers and acquisitions; M&A; innovation systems; national systems of innovation; NIS; disruptive technology; high-tech industry; high technology; technology entrepreneurs; technopreneurship; new technologies; venture capital.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2012.047438

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2012 Vol.16 No.3, pp.314 - 335

Published online: 19 Jun 2012 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article