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Publication date: 14 October 2014

Rosa Caiazza, David Audretsch, Tiziana Volpe and Julie Debra Singer

Existing work documents the role that institutional setting plays in the process of spin-off creation. However, despite decades of studies, scholars have not clearly…

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Abstract

Purpose

Existing work documents the role that institutional setting plays in the process of spin-off creation. However, despite decades of studies, scholars have not clearly explained why some regions are more involved in spin-off activity than others. Drawing from institutional theory, the purpose of this paper is to compare different institutional settings identifying factors affecting the general environment capability to support spin-off activity of a specific region.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors utilize a cross-national analysis of American, Asian, and European areas identifying factors affecting their different rate of spin-off activity. This study contributes to the policy debate concerning entrepreneurship and how best to spur spin-off activities.

Findings

In this paper, the authors identify the general and specific factors that explain the cross-national diversity in spin-off creation. The authors then perform an analysis of the impact of these factors in various regions of the USA, Asia, and Europe, providing evidence for the necessity of specific combinations of these factors.

Originality/value

The paper offers a new perspective on the causes of spin-offs through a cross-national analysis of many areas around the world.

Details

Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2045-2101

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Article
Publication date: 29 March 2011

Linden Dalecki

The paper explores authentic places, personalities and products from a range of academic and professional frames.

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Abstract

Purpose

The paper explores authentic places, personalities and products from a range of academic and professional frames.

Design/methodology/approach

Authentic pop culture texts and tourist sites – and their associated web sites – are analyzed via three perspectives: Gilmore and Pine's notion of authentic placemaking, Peterson's notion of socially constructed and determined authenticity, and Holt's notion of the authentic slacker‐rebel archetype.

Findings

Perceived authenticity plays an important role in driving the consumption of certain types of pop culture and associated touristic sites.

Originality/value

The article explores three major perspectives related to authenticity which have not been discussed together previously and is of value to marketing academics as well as stewards of authentic sites.

Details

International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6182

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