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Regional system of entrepreneurship - A study of the systemic features of entrepreneurship support organizations in Scania and potential policy implications of a systemic approach

Terzic, Anita LU (2015) EKHM52 20151
Department of Economic History
Abstract (Swedish)
The region of Scania, Sweden has set the goal to become “Europe’s most
innovative region” by 2020 and has realized the importance of promoting and supporting
entrepreneurship at the different stages of the entrepreneurial process to achieve this
goal. This thesis investigates the structure of the entrepreneurship support in the
region, with the aim to discover whether a system of entrepreneurship exists
presently, and what the systemic implications would be if such an approach is applied.
From theories on entrepreneurial policy and systems, key themes were extracted in a
coding process and were subsequently applied in a mapping of support organizations
that was complemented with interviews with key individuals at Region Skåne. The
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The region of Scania, Sweden has set the goal to become “Europe’s most
innovative region” by 2020 and has realized the importance of promoting and supporting
entrepreneurship at the different stages of the entrepreneurial process to achieve this
goal. This thesis investigates the structure of the entrepreneurship support in the
region, with the aim to discover whether a system of entrepreneurship exists
presently, and what the systemic implications would be if such an approach is applied.
From theories on entrepreneurial policy and systems, key themes were extracted in a
coding process and were subsequently applied in a mapping of support organizations
that was complemented with interviews with key individuals at Region Skåne. The
features of the support structure mirror the academic and industrial environment in
the region and there is strong emphasis on supporting Entrepreneurial Capabilities
and providing Networking opportunities, whereas other activity areas are less
common. The major part of support organizations is located in the earlier phases of
the entrepreneurial process - focusing on pre- and start-up support - whereas
entrepreneurs in the growth phase are less often the target of support. Although
Region Skåne is attempting to systemize the structure, there is currently no proper
system of entrepreneurship in the region that offers a clear overview, but rather
shows signs of competition, overlapping and gaps. A systemic approach would better
identify surplus resources and systemic constraints, hence better promote and
leverage entrepreneurship for sustainable and economic growth and help the region to
better capitalize on the new firm creation dynamism that already is present in Scania. (Less)
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Terzic, Anita LU
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EKHM52 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
entrepreneurship, regional policy, support organizations, systems, HEI, networking, entrepreneurial capabilities, entrepreneurial process
language
English
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7392053
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  abstract     = {The region of Scania, Sweden has set the goal to become “Europe’s most
innovative region” by 2020 and has realized the importance of promoting and supporting
entrepreneurship at the different stages of the entrepreneurial process to achieve this
goal. This thesis investigates the structure of the entrepreneurship support in the
region, with the aim to discover whether a system of entrepreneurship exists
presently, and what the systemic implications would be if such an approach is applied.
From theories on entrepreneurial policy and systems, key themes were extracted in a
coding process and were subsequently applied in a mapping of support organizations
that was complemented with interviews with key individuals at Region Skåne. The
features of the support structure mirror the academic and industrial environment in
the region and there is strong emphasis on supporting Entrepreneurial Capabilities
and providing Networking opportunities, whereas other activity areas are less
common. The major part of support organizations is located in the earlier phases of
the entrepreneurial process - focusing on pre- and start-up support - whereas
entrepreneurs in the growth phase are less often the target of support. Although
Region Skåne is attempting to systemize the structure, there is currently no proper
system of entrepreneurship in the region that offers a clear overview, but rather
shows signs of competition, overlapping and gaps. A systemic approach would better
identify surplus resources and systemic constraints, hence better promote and
leverage entrepreneurship for sustainable and economic growth and help the region to
better capitalize on the new firm creation dynamism that already is present in Scania.},
  author       = {Terzic, Anita},
  keyword      = {entrepreneurship,regional policy,support organizations,systems,HEI,networking,entrepreneurial capabilities,entrepreneurial process},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Regional system of entrepreneurship - A study of the systemic features of entrepreneurship support organizations in Scania and potential policy implications of a systemic approach},
  year         = {2015},
}