Webinar: Context Matters: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Dynamics and International Business Research

Context Matters: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Dynamics and International Business Research

With business landscape so quickly changing, and novel technologies transforming business models in a hugely disruptive way, new interactions emerge in entrepreneurial ecosystems (EEs). It is already known that the entrepreneurial ecosystem (EE) aims to facilitate entrepreneurial activity in a region and industry. Also, related research evidence that ecosystems function differently in distinct country contexts. This presents an important avenue for both researchers and practitioners as predicting future success of entrepreneurial activity requires a thorough understanding on the interaction between new ventures and different EE pillars. Observing differences with regards to this enables us to understand specific factors which facilitate entrepreneurial success in different contexts.

Relatedly, the complementarity perspective to the entrepreneurial ecosystem (EE) research allows us to compare different contexts and explain how regional and industry level conditions may facilitate sustainable and resilient entrepreneurial ecosystems. Considering the fact that, each ecosystem has its own strengths and weaknesses, spotting differences and understanding the complementarities becomes important to build ecosystems where entrepreneurs grow and internationalize.

Thus, we are excited to invite you to a provocative discussion on how ecosystems differ from each other in different countries and how new ventures cope with these differences while thriving for competitiveness in international markets.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Hearing about examples on complementarities in different country contexts.
  2. Gaining a viewpoint on how new ventures interact with the EE during their international expansion. What are the facilitators & complicators?
  3. Understanding industrial and regional conditions facilitating specific entrepreneurial activity – especially with respect to scaling strategies through MNE collaborations.

Thursday, March 17, 2022
11:00AM -12:00PM EST


About the Speakers

Pinar Buyukbalci
Associate Professor
Yildiz Technical University

Pinar BUYUKBALCI is a visiting scholar at Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business and also an associate professor at Yildiz Technical University – Dpt. of Business Administration, Istanbul. Her research spans international entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystems, innovation strategies and interfirm collaborations. She is an active member of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Turkey, acting as a consultant to entrepreneurship programs of science parks in Istanbul, running active affiliations with NGOs, and business associations to support entrepreneurship projects. Since the last 10 years she has also been involved in several national and international projects on case study writing and teaching. She is a member of Case Study Alliance Turkey (led by Middle East Technical University) and also a member of Endeavor Turkey Case Campus Program. She is a Fulbright Scholar, British Academy Scholar, and a member of the Academy of International Business.

Maksim Belitski
University of Reading

Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University Bloomington (US). He has worked for University of Bolzano (Italy), Loughborough University, University College London (UK), University of Leicester, University of Economics Bratislava, Belarusian State University. His research interests lie in the area of Entrepreneurship, innovation and regional economics, with a particular focus on Entrepreneurship as a spillover of knowledge and creativity. He is an Editor of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. He publishes in leading entrepreneurship and economics journals.