Do Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Matter in Knowledge Sharing Through Startups?

Authors

  • Roberta Dutra de Andrade NECE – Research Center in Business Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
  • Paulo Gonçalves Pinheiro NECE – Research Center in Business Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
  • Luísa Cagica Carvalho CEFAGE - Research Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics, Polytechnic Institute of, Setúbal, Setúbal, Portugal

Keywords:

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Knowledge Sharing, Bibliometric Analysis, Systematic Literature Review

Abstract

The entrepreneurial ecosystem metaphor has been overused with scarce and often inconsistent definitions in academia. Its impact on management has been studied for decades with growing interest from industry and policymakers. For this reason, research on entrepreneurial ecosystems was mapped to understand better how this domain has evolved as a function of venture geography, innovation adoption and knowledge sharing. A systematic literature review was conducted using Web of Science to collect metadata. First, using Biblioshiny, we conducted a bibliometric analysis and content analysis of the conceptual and social structures of the metadata to reveal the evolution of research from 1984 to 2022, networks, and collaborations. We then provide critical insights on trends, journals, articles, authors, institutions, and countries. The results have been classified into major thematic groups - (i) entrepreneurial ecosystems and innovation efficiency, (ii) Innovation systems, digital affordances, and networks, (iii) Knowledge-based innovation systems, metrics for entrepreneurship, and collaboration in helix, and (iv) digital entrepreneurial ecosystems - emphasising their contributions and presenting a research agenda. Finally, we present implications for future research.

Author Biography

Paulo Gonçalves Pinheiro, NECE – Research Center in Business Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal

NECE – Research Center in Business Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal

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Published

2022-08-25