Technological regimes and sources of entrepreneurship

O. Marsili

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

53 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)


This paper concerns the technological determinants of entrepreneurial behaviour. By applying a typology of technological regimes, which describes the nature of the technological environment in which firms operate, this paper examines the sources and obstacles to entrepreneurial entry related to the process of technical change. Two major points are suggested. First, innovation in technologies of high or increasing opportunities is not always associated with entrepreneurial behaviour, but can enhance the competitive advantage of existing firms. Second, opportunities for entrepreneurship are shaped by the nature of knowledge underlying different technologies. These points are illustrated using U.S. patent statistics classified by technical field and sector of firm's principal product activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-231
JournalSmall Business Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002


Dive into the research topics of 'Technological regimes and sources of entrepreneurship'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this