Financing Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Markets

Financing Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Markets

1st Edition - November 13, 2017

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  • Authors: Lourdes Casanova, Peter Cornelius, Soumitra Dutta
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128040263
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128040256

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Financing Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Markets offers an original perspective on the links between macro data on innovation, data on micro-entrepreneurial processes and venture capital supply. The authors synthesize two disparate fields of research and thinking—innovation and entrepreneurship and economics—to illuminate how domestic companies compete and the business environment in which entrepreneurial firms operate. Its broad scope and firm linkages between processes at different levels leapfrogs research topics. For those investigating entrepreneurship and innovation in the early stages of economic development, this book demonstrates how micro and macro foundations of productivity, and hence economic growth and development, are inextricably intertwined.

Key Features

  • Combines macro and micro perspectives on innovation processes
  • Reveals how economic growth and development are inextricably intertwined
  • Uses case studies to portray the entrepreneurial firm and its role in accelerating the speed of innovation and dissemination of new technologies
  • Identifies common flaws undermining public venture programs, including poor design, a lack of understanding for the entrepreneurial process and implementation problems


Upper-division undergraduate and graduate level students worldwide working in entrepreneurship and emerging markets

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    Part 1: Global Innovation Competitiveness
    2. Global Innovation Competitiveness: How Emerging Economies Compare
    3. The Impact of Science and Technology Policies on Rapid Economic Development in China
    4. Tencent: A Giant Asserting Dominance
    5. Policies to Drive Innovation in India
    6. Flipkart and the Race to the Top of Indian e-Commerce

    Part 2: Financing Entrepreneurship
    7. Banks, Credit Constraints, and the Financial Technology’s Evolving Role
    8. Technology Startups, Innovation, and the Market for Venture Capital
    9. Corporate Venture Capital
    10. Noninstitutional Forms of Entrepreneurial Finance: Angel Investments, Accelerators, and Equity Crowdfunding
    11. The Role of Government

Product details

  • No. of pages: 318
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: November 13, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128040263
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128040256

About the Authors

Lourdes Casanova

Lourdes Casanova, a Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of the Emerging Markets Institute at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, formerly at INSEAD, specializes in international business with a focus on emerging markets multinationals. She was voted in 2014 as one of the 50 most influential Iberoamerican intellectuals by Esglobal. A Fulbright Scholar with a Masters degree from the University of Southern California and a PhD from the University of Barcelona, she has been a visiting professor at Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, the Judge Business School at University of Cambridge, and at the Latin American Centre at the University of Oxford, University of Zurich, and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

Affiliations and Expertise

Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director, Emerging Markets Institute, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University – Ithaca, NY, USA

Peter Cornelius

Peter Cornelius is a Research Fellow at the Emerging Markets Institute, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, Emerging Markets Institute, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Soumitra Dutta

Soumitra Dutta is the eleventh dean and professor of management and organizations in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He most recently served as the Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology. Dutta is an authority on the impact of new technology on the business world, especially social media and social networking, and on strategies for driving growth and innovation by embracing the digital economy. He is the co-editor and author respectively of two influential reports in technology and innovation -- the Global Information Technology Report (co-published with the World Economic Forum) and the Global Innovation Index (to be co-published with the World Intellectual Property Organization). Both reports have been used by several governments around the world in assessing and planning their technology and innovation policies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

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