Decoding value exchange in entrepreneurial ecosystems through a service-dominant lens

Colin Donaldson, Robert Newbery*, Jasmina Berbegal Mirabent, Andreas Kallmuenzer

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Research on entrepreneurial ecosystems has consolidated over the past decades. This study ventures beyond traditional analyses that primarily focus on quantitative outcomes to investigate the foundational processes that can facilitate a range of socio-economic advantages. Recognizing a gap in the existing literature, which often correlates input factors with anticipated benefits yet struggles to unearth underlying mechanisms, our research offers a novel perspective through applying a network-centric service ecosystem lens grounded in a service-dominant logic. Utilizing a qualitative approach based on pragmatic abduction, 16 narrative interviews explored the experiences and perspectives of multiple entrepreneurial actors within a privately governed Spanish ecosystem. Findings present a conceptual model that bridges emphasis between structure and outcomes with those of agency and strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalSmall Business Economics
Early online date24 May 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 May 2024

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