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The Dummies Guide to Building an Ecosystem

The Dummies Guide to Building an Ecosystem

Apr 22, 2011

Business academics often resort to eye catching headlines to grab attention to topics that they only have a vague answer to. Case in point? Well, the article you’re reading right now. Wait, before you run away — I do have something substantial to offer. FACTS! Yes, fresh data emerging from work at the MIT Mobile Innovation Group  where I help...

Steven Klepper wins prominent award in Entrepreneurship Research

Steven Klepper wins prominent award in Entrepreneurship Research

Mar 8, 2011

While many practitioners pontificate about the secrets to entrepreneurial success, few have been able to find theories that stand up to scrutiny when applied to data. Entrepreneurship as an academic field struggles to deal with the fact that reality is context-specific and seemingly intractable forces like “culture” and “passion” might...

Can You Engineer Entrepreneurial Endeavor? A Story from Hong Kong

Can You Engineer Entrepreneurial Endeavor? A Story from Hong Kong

Jan 10, 2011

It’s the oldest question in the field of entrepreneurship policy: how can you transform your city, state or region into the next hotbed of entrepreneurial activity a la the Silicon Valley? This question occupies policymakers even here in Boston, a place with some of the world’s best universities, a vibrant start-up scene, great facilities and...