Entrepreneurial initiatives and actions are considered main triggers of economic and social development as well as important factors in order to achieve more cohesion among various countries and regions within the European Union. The main goal of the present paper consists in analyzing the scientific literature on entrepreneurship and its influences on regional development. In the first section of the paper the concepts of entrepreneurship and regional development are broken down from the perspective of various researchers. Next the link between entrepreneurship and regional development is established and it is analyzed how the two terms are interconnected: entrepreneurship might have a positive contribution to the development of a region and in the same time some regions are more attractive for entrepreneurs than others. In the last section of the paper a bibliometric analysis is conducted, which aims at establishing the interest existing in the scientific literature for this research topic based on different criteria such as: number of publications, language of publication, journals where articles have been published, areas of knowledge in which authors have published research on entrepreneurship and regional development etc. The analysis was conducted based on scientific literature published between 2001 and 2017 and indexed in the Web of Science - Core Collection. It is highlighted that most of the publications on entrepreneurship and regional development are articles, published in English in the field of Business economics. Overall, the positive trend regarding the number of publications on this topic reveals a growing interest for this research area.
If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.
Audretsch D.A. Belitski M. & Desai S. (2015). Entrepreneurship and economic development in cities. Annals of Regional Science 55 (1) 33-60.
Ault J. (2016). An institutional perspective on the social outcome of entrepreneurship: Commercial microfinance and inclusive markets. Journal of International Business Studies 47 (8) 951-967.
Benneworth P. (2004). In what sense “regional development”?: entrepreneurship underdevelopment and strong tradition in the periphery. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development 16 (6) 439-458.
Beugelsdijk S. & Noorderhaven N. (2005). Personality Characteristics of Self-Employed. An Empirical Study. Small Business Economics 24 (2) 159-167.
Brekke T. (2015). Entrepreneurship and path dependency in regional development. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development 27 (3-4) 202-218.
Drucker P. (1985). Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practice and Principles. Harper Business.
European Commission (2011). Business Dynamics: Start-ups Business Transfers and Bankruptcy.
Felicio J.A. Caldeirinha V.R. & Rodrigues R. (2012). Global mindset and the internationalization of small firms: The importance of the characteristics of entrepreneurs. International Entrepreneurship Management Journal 8 (4) 467-485.
Fritsch M. (2016). Entrepreneurship Theorie Empirik Politik. Springer Gabler.
Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (2017). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor available at: http://www.gemconsortium.org/report .
Hayter R. (1997). The Dynamics of Industrial Location: The Factory the Firm and the Production System. Wiley.
Johansson A.W. (2009). Regional Development by Means of Broadened Entrepreneurship. European Planning Studies 17(8) 1205-1222.
Kao R.W.Y. (1993). Defining Entrepreneurship: Past Present and ? Creativity and Innovation Management 2 (1) 69-70.
Kasseeah H. (2016). Investigating the impact of entrepreneurship on economic development: a regional analysis. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development 23 (3) 896-916.
Kuratko D.F. (2009). The economy's one enduring force: Entrepreneurship. Business Horizons 52(5) 405-407.
Maier G. Tödtling F. & Trippl M. (2006). Regional- und Stadtökonomik. Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag.
Marshall A. (1920). Principles of Economics. 8th Edition London: MacMillan and Co.
Marti A.R. Ribeiro-Soriano D. & Palacios-Marques D. (2016). A bibliometric analysis of social entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Research 69 (5) 1651-1655.
Schindehutte M. Morris M.H. & Kocak A. (2008). Understanding market-driving behavior: the role of entrepreneurship. Journal of Small Business Management 46 (1) 4-26.
Shah E. (2015). Innovation Entrepreneurship and the Economy in the US China and India Elsevier.
Seers D. (1989). The meaning of development with a postscript in Development Studies Revisited. Twenty-Five Years of Journal of Development Studies London: Routledge Taylor &Francis Group.
Smallbone D. Welter F. (2001). The Distinctiveness of Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies Small Business Economics 16 (4) 249-262.
Soriano D.R. & Dobon S.R. (2009). Linking globalization of entrepreneurship in small Organizations. Small Business Economics 32 (3) 233-239.
Wennberg K. & Lindqvist G. (2010). The effect of clusters on the survival and performance of new firms. Small Business Economics 34 (3) 221-241.