Centre for Applied Research on Business and Economics

Towards an understanding of inclusive ecosystems

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Questions we care about (objectives) This study explores emerging research on entrepreneurial ecosystems focusing on gender inclusivity and guides future research in this promising area. It is known that most entrepreneurial ecosystems do not give all entrepreneurs equal access and support, as the current literature indicates.

Though a shift is notable, many findings reported in the literature still indicate that entrepreneurship remains a strongly male dominated domain (Dileo and Pereiro, 2018). We will discuss opportunities for expanding our current knowledge on gender inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems by introducing a theoretically grounded conceptual model of inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems, which provides options that policymakers may consider when designing and issuing support measures to promote entrepreneurship activity in their local ecosystems.

Additionally, we describe the current debates and directions for fQuestions we care about (objectives) This study explores emerging research on entrepreneurial ecosystems focusing on gender inclusivity and guides future research in this promising area. It is known that most entrepreneurial ecosystems do not give all entrepreneurs equal access and support, as the current literature indicates. Though a shift is notable, many findings reported in the literature still indicate that entrepreneurship remains a strongly male dominated domain (Dileo and Pereiro, 2018).

We will discuss opportunities for expanding our current knowledge on gender inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems by introducing a theoretically grounded conceptual model of inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems, which provides options that policymakers may consider when designing and issuing support measures to promote entrepreneurship activity in their local ecosystems.

Additionally, we describe the current debates and directions for future research, particularly on understanding a truly inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Reference Stoker, S., Rossano-Rivero, I., Rossano, S., Davis, S., & Wakkee, I. (2021). Towards an understanding of inclusive ecosystems. Paper presented at RENT XXXV. Turku, Finland, Turku, Finland.

Publication date

Nov 2021

Author(s)

Iulia Rossano-Rivero
Sue Rossano
Sarah Davis

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