The entrepreneur in the cluster

Entrepreneurship has become an important issue in the modern society where the business landscape consists of many small and medium sized firms. These firms have all been started by an entrepreneur who has identified and business idea and developed that idea into a new venture. We therefore see the idea identification and idea development process as a central part of the creation of a new firm…


1 Introduction
1.1 Problem background
1.2 Research Problem
1.3 Research Objectives
1.4 Kista Science City
1.4.1 Background to Kista Science City
1.5 Kista Science City AB and STING
2 Scientific method
2.1 Choice of subject
2.2 Preconceptions
2.2.1 Theoretical preconceptions
2.2.1 General preconceptions
2.3 Scientific approach
2.4 Perspective of the study
2.5 Research method
2.6 Scientific Ideal (Epistemological considerations)
2.7 Transferability
2.8 Choice of theories
2.9 Selection of sources
2.10 Criticism of sources
3 Theoretical framework
3.1 Idea identification
3.2 Idea development
3.2.1 External effects on the idea development
3.3 Introduction to the cluster environment
3.3.1 Access to skilled employees
3.3.2 Access to suppliers
3.3.3 Access to information
3.3.4 Complementaries
3.3.5 Access to Institutions and Public Goods
3.3.6 Motivation and measurement
3.3.7 The diamond model
3.4 Clusters and its contribution to the emergence of new firms
3.4.1 Clusters and information
3.4.2 Liabilities of newness and Credibility
3.4.3 Access to Capital
3.4.5 Proximity to customers
3.4.6 Specialized Inputs
3.8 Untraded Interdependencies – Idea identification and idea development
3.9 Triple helix and the flow of knowledge
3.9.1 Triple Helix- Idea identification and idea development
3.10 Incubators
3.11 Incubators- Idea generation and idea development
3.12 New start up firms in cluster environments
3.12.1 Entrepreneurs as organizational products
3.12.2 Spin-offs
3.12.3 New firms from the outside
3.13 New firms in cluster environments – Idea generation and idea development
4 Practical method
4.1 Selection of respondents
4.2 Design of the interviews
4.3 The interviews in practice
4.4 Structure of the empirical presentation
5 Empirical Presentation
5.1 Smarticware – Omid Aval
Background Omid Aval
The idea identification
The idea development
5.2 Movinto Fun – Jin Moen
Background Jin Moen
Movinto Fun
The idea identification
The idea development
5.3 Hulu – Patrick Lund
Background Patrick Lund
Background Hulu
The idea identification
The idea development
5.4 Scint-X
Background Per Wiklund
Background Scint- X
The idea identification
The idea development
5.5 Axiomatics
Background Babak Sadighi
Background Axiomatics
The idea identification…

Author: Kronholm, Thomas,Vidhall, Martin

Source: Umea University

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