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ScholarOne - Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Disadvantaged Places: Spatial Context, ‘Place’ and Policy
  • Carol Ekinsmyth
Carol Ekinsmyth
University of Portsmouth

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Abstract

Through a qualitative, semi-case study design, this paper explores the role of place and place-based funding in enterprise support ecosystems for entrepreneurs. The paper responds to Welter and Baker’s (2021) call in this journal to give prominence to context (business, social, institutional, and spatial) in the theorising of entrepreneurship. It focusses on spatial context, theorising the concept of ‘place’ in entrepreneurship. It achieves this through a consideration of business support providers’ and nascent entrepreneurs’ accounts of the successes and failures of policy and funding aimed at disadvantaged places and people in Devon and Cornwall, Southwest England.
23 Jan 2024Submitted to Advance
05 Apr 2024Published in Advance