This chapter explains how management unlearning can relate to being responsible at both the individual and the organizational level. A deliberate process of unlearning, coupled with a transformative learning process, can address the critiques of management education and allow theory to become practice. This chapter explains how organizations can provide the culture for individual unlearning to take place, in order to promote a culture of awareness and responsibility. The link between transformative learning and unlearning, and the link between management unlearning and responsibility are missing components in unlearning literature, and this chapter aims to fill that gap.
Tali Padan and Nhien Nguyen
Nhien Nguyen, Åge Mariussen and Jens Ø. Hansen
Innovation policy aims not only to support entrepreneurial activities and regional economic growth but also to influence the direction of innovation. The ecosystem-based approach can be regarded as a novel approach to regional innovation policy. The critical challenge for an ecosystem-based innovation policy is to select a concrete policy framework for supporting and influencing entrepreneurial ecosystems, including start-up incubation ecosystems. The present chapter addresses this challenge. In searching for a cross-fertilization area of innovation policy and ecosystems, we pay special attention to the “smart specialization” strategy, which we argue is consistent with an ecosystem-based view and thus capable of providing regional strategic support for establishing sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems, including start-up incubation ecosystems. We discuss the policy implications of adopting smart specialization as the regional development strategy in the context of an ecosystem-based view of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Are Jensen, Nhien Nguyen and Jens Ø. Hansen
Business incubators have been steadily gaining acceptance as a device for supporting the establishment and growth of new technology-based firms (NTBFs) over the last several decades (Mian, Lamine, & Fayolle, 2016). Policymakers who recognize the importance of NTBFs to regional economies but are concerned by the low success rate and survivability of such firms often look to business incubation programmes as a feasible policy response. Despite the popularity of incubators, the detailed mechanisms through which incubation leads to enhanced entrepreneurial outcomes remain imperfectly understood. In this chapter we explore the role played by founders’ champion behaviour in the incubation value creation process.