Title: Israel, a powerhouse for networked entrepreneurship

Authors: Georges Haour

Addresses: Professor of Technology Management, IMD – International Institute for Management Development, Chemin de Bellerive 23, PO Box 915, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

Abstract: The Middle-East seems to exist only when crises or acts of violence occur in the region. This takes away from thinking of Israel as the world|s most vital place for entrepreneurship. In fact, as a percentage of GDP, Israel has the world|s highest level of venture capital; in this area, it invests (1.2%) twice as much as the USA. In addition, the Israeli scene presents specific factors, which include intense networking and transfer of military technologies.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; technological innovation; techno-ventures; technoentrepreneurship; Israel; entrepreneurial networks; technology transfer; military technology; venture capital.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEIM.2005.006336

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 2005 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.39 - 48

Available online: 22 Feb 2005 *

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