It is our great pleasure to present this special issue of the Eurasian Business Review dedicated to comparative entrepreneurship. A plethora of studies in entrepreneurship focus on Silicon Valley and the Boston area. These are interesting cases, of course, but are very unique environments. How venture capital works elsewhere, for instance, is very different and mirroring efforts to ‘‘catch up’’ will likely be misguided. The reliance of policy makers on success anecdotes highlights the need for comparative studies on both the demand and supply of entrepreneurship across countries or regions. Researchers and policy makers are increasingly aware that theories and practices developed in a single institutional setting do not necessarily hold across countries and that comparisons must be sensitive to variation on multiple dimensions. In this connection, for instance, male/female differentials in terms of access to start-up financing might persist in middle-income and developing countries.

Editorial note: special issue on comparative entrepreneurship

Santarelli, Enrico;
2018

Abstract

It is our great pleasure to present this special issue of the Eurasian Business Review dedicated to comparative entrepreneurship. A plethora of studies in entrepreneurship focus on Silicon Valley and the Boston area. These are interesting cases, of course, but are very unique environments. How venture capital works elsewhere, for instance, is very different and mirroring efforts to ‘‘catch up’’ will likely be misguided. The reliance of policy makers on success anecdotes highlights the need for comparative studies on both the demand and supply of entrepreneurship across countries or regions. Researchers and policy makers are increasingly aware that theories and practices developed in a single institutional setting do not necessarily hold across countries and that comparisons must be sensitive to variation on multiple dimensions. In this connection, for instance, male/female differentials in terms of access to start-up financing might persist in middle-income and developing countries.
Lehmann, Erik; Paleari, Stefano; Santarelli, Enrico; Vismara, Silvio
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