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From Innovation to Entrepreneurship

Connectivity-based Regional Development

Yasuyuki Motoyama

Innovation and entrepreneurship are often considered two sides of the same coin. But are the links between innovation and entrepreneurship as inextricable as we think? From Innovation to Entrepreneurship questions this seemingly interdependent relationship, highlighting the different requirements of innovation and entrepreneurship. This book disentangles theories of innovation and entrepreneurship, empirically revealing the overlaps and differences between them. Demonstrating that the pursuit of entrepreneurship is the key to economic development, Yasuyuki Motoyama explores the concept that people are at the heart of entrepreneurship ecosystems.
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Chapter 6: What information sources do entrepreneurs follow? Network analysis with Twitter data

Yasuyuki Motoyama


This chapter identifies 255 entrepreneurship-related Twitter accounts in Kansas City and St. Louis, extracts over 170,000 followers, and analyzes network patterns of those followers. First, this analysis helps to identify specific entrepreneurship support organizations. Previous chapters identified those support organizations, but based on a small-scale surveys or interviews. Second, it uncovers the localized nature of entrepreneurship system, meaning that major entrepreneurship support organizations are highly different between Kansas City and St. Louis. Third, it reveals different kinds of entrepreneurship communities and associated followers even within each region.

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