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Digital Startups in Transition Economies

Challenges for Management, Entrepreneurship and Education

Authors: Skala, Agnieszka

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  • Includes specific guidelines for educators who lead entrepreneurship courses for students or startups
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This book responds to the growing demand for a scientific approach to the concept of startups, which are a manifestation of the digital revolution and an innovation-driven economy. With a focus on digital enterprises, the author presents empirical research carried out over 4 years in collaboration with the Startup Poland Foundation, and provides a developed universal definition of a startup. This book highlights the necessity of a clear definition, in order for startups to be treated as a permanent economic phenomenon, rather than a temporary whim. Addressing the crucial need for an effective startup management methodology and more education on this form of entrepreneurship, Digital Startups in Transition Economies offers guidance for those researching entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as entrepreneurs, public institutions, startup accelerators and technology transfer centres.

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Agnieszka Skala is Assistant Professor at Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. Having co-founded the Innovation Nest Entrepreneurship School (SPIN), she is also a member of the Program Board at the Startup Poland Foundation.

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“Digital startups operating in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector are mushrooming worldwide, often challenging established corporate giants. This is because they have the ability to quickly implement breakthrough innovations whilst operating in ‘garage’ conditions, those that typically lack access to research and development infrastructure, high qualified personnel and financial resources. So far, very little is known about startups situated in countries that have undergone the systemic transition from a communist, command-type regime to a market economy system. Digital Startups in Transition Economies fills this gap, offering valuable insights into the characteristics of startups, their growth processes, and the challenges confronted by their founders. In her book, Agnieszka Skala shares her comprehensive knowledge as a long-term researcher of the digital startup community in Poland, and other European transition economies, but also as a trainer and mentor of several generations of founders.” (Jerzy Cieślik, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Professor, Kozminski University, Poland, and author of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (Palgrave, 2017))

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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eBook £39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01500-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01499-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Startups in Transition Economies
Book Subtitle
Challenges for Management, Entrepreneurship and Education
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01500-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01500-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01499-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 166
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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