EERN aims to advance our understanding of entrepreneurship ecosystems by bringing together researchers and practitioners from a variety of disciplines. By facilitating collaboration, encouraging discussions and sharing insights EERN seeks to develop new concepts and frameworks in this field.
EERN connects researchers, practitioners and policy makers as well as students and others interested in the field of entrepreneurship ecosystems. It is a melting pot for ideas, research projects, case studies, best practice examples and supports the exchange from a wide range of perspectives.
EERN contributes to both theory and practice. Sharing the latest research results and insights from real-world projects will allow us to foster our understanding of the ecosystem concept and leverage the global entrepreneurship movement. Combining the learning from both perspectives is the key to progress.
The EERN Blog is an essential part of the network. Leading researchers provide insights into new concepts and emergent trends, whereas practitioners reflect on success stories and lessons learned.
EERN will organize conferences to foster knowledge exchange and collaboration among researchers. These conferences provide a platform to present early-stage projects and results as well as new approaches and concepts.
Workshops are designed in a variety of ways, from fostering reseach to bridging the gap between research and practice or working with different stakeholders stakeholders on improving a local, regional and national ecosystems.
Results and insights from workshops, conferences and other events will be published in the form of proceedings or handbooks. This way, information will be made available for relevant stakeholders in ecosystems around the globe.
EERN provides an overview of published literature about entrepreneurial ecosystems and other areas that are relevant for studying ecosystems. These publications include books, journal articles, reports, conference presentations as well as weblinks.
In addition to the conferences, workshops and events that EERN organizes and co-hosts, other relevant events and news will be shared. Connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook and follow us on Twitter as well!
It is unusual and refreshing to find entrepreneur experts who take the very important ecosystem metaphor seriously. “Hotspots” of entrepreneurship are ecosystems, not farms. As you recruit like-minded experts and practitioners to your effort, I will be happy to join.
“Entrepreneurial ecosystem” has become a buzzphrase that scholars often fail to define rigorously (much like “entrepreneurial mindset”). Encouraging rigorous, critical study is much overdue so we need to encourage efforts like EERN.
I am delighted to welcome this timely, inspiring, relevant and useful initiative, and would encourage all colleagues to contribute to the endeavour. Extending our knowledge of entrepreneurial ecosystems is a much needed task, and this website provides an excellent forum for the sharing of insights, experiences and research.