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Digital entrepreneurship and field conditions for institutional change – Investigating the enabling role of cities
Örebro University School of Business, Örebro, Sweden, & The Ratio Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC). Stockholm School of Economics Institute for Research, Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2874-017x
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC). Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8625-8744
Department of economic history, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
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2018 (English)In: Technological forecasting & social change, ISSN 0040-1625, E-ISSN 1873-5509Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Digital entrepreneurship may result in institutional turbulence and new initiatives are frequently blocked by vested interest groups who posit superior financial and relational resources. In this paper, we explore the role of cities in facilitating digital entrepreneurship and overcoming institutional resistance to innovation. Drawing upon two historical case studies of digital entrepreneurship in the city of Stockholm along with an extensive material on the sharing economy in Sweden, our results suggest that cities offer an environment that is critical for digital entrepreneurship. The economic and technological diversity of a city may provide the field conditions required for institutional change to take place and to avoid regulatory capture.

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Elsevier, 2018.
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Agglomeration, Cities, Digital entrepreneurship, Digital innovation, Field conditions, Institutional entrepreneurship, Regulatory capture, Technological forecasting, Digital innovations
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41259DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2018.06.019ISI: XYZScopus ID: 2-s2.0-85049344139OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-41259DiVA, id: diva2:1242261
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Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg FoundationThe Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius FoundationAvailable from: 2018-08-27 Created: 2018-08-27 Last updated: 2019-02-07

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