Entrepreneurial space and the freedom for entrepreneurship : institutional settings, policy and action in the space industry

Anderson, Alistair and Jack, Sarah and Wadid, Lamine and Fayolle, Alain (2021) Entrepreneurial space and the freedom for entrepreneurship : institutional settings, policy and action in the space industry. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. ISSN 1932-4391

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Anticipating that innovation nurtures entrepreneurship, we began an extended case study of an innovative start-up in the space industry. We quickly saw that institutions imposed formidable barriers to implementing entrepreneurship from innovation. Curious about how, why and the extent of this situation, we widened our study to other start-ups, CEOs of existing businesses, an incubator, a technology transfer office and key influencers in large space companies and agencies. We found that institutions and policies had, in effect, shrunk the entrepreneurial field, leaving little room for enterprise. Conceptualizing from this, we propose the institutions create an “entrepreneurial space.” Theoretically, we explain how this concept of an entrepreneurial space can be usefully applied in other contexts.

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Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Entrepreneurial space and the freedom for entrepreneurship: Institutional settings, policy, and action in the space industry. doi: 10.1002/sej.1392 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sej.1392/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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?? space industry, innovative entrepreneurship, policy and institutions, entrepreneurial space, institutional theory.business and international managementstrategy and managementeconomics and econometrics ??
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