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Transnational Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: The Perspectives of Finnish and Estonian Born-Global Start-Ups

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Publication Details
Authors: Velt Hannes, Torkkeli Lasse, Saarenketo Sami
Editors of book: Novotny, Adam; Clausen, Tommy H; Rasmussen, Einar; Wiklund, Johan
Publishing place: Cheltenham, UK
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Research Handbook on Start-up Incubation Ecosystems
ISBN: 978-1-78897-352-6
eISBN: 978-1-78897-353-3
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe202003047199


The entrepreneurial-ecosystem concept has recently gained renewed attention among entrepreneurship scholars, yet research in the fields of regional studies and international entrepreneurship has stayed notably silent on the role that incubating environments can have in driving entrepreneurial activities in developing rapidly internationalising born-global (BG) firms.

In this exploratory study, we assess entrepreneurial ecosystems in Finland and Estonia from the point of view of BG entrepreneurs and do so in a transnational-ecosystem context. Using a survey method and data analysis employing an analysis of variance (ANOVA), this study con-tributes to the literature on regional studies and international entrepreneurship by examining which of the transnational entrepreneurial ecosystem’s structural elements are critical for start-ups during their developmental stages and how these elements are perceived differently depending on the characteristics of BG firms. The study thus enhances our understanding of the interactions of the transnational entrepreneurial ecosystem and its role in supporting new ventures.

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