Entrepreneurial ecosystems through the lens of experts: the case of Mexico

Allan Oswaldo Villegas Mateos, José Ernesto Amorós

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The entrepreneurial ecosystems theory is a recent research approach that is helping to underhand how new innovative and competitive firms emerge in determinate geographic space and under which conditions these entrepreneurial activities interact with other components of the “ecosystem”. Using this conceptual framework this study identifies some factors that difficult the development of entrepreneurial activity, some others that foster it, and finally some actions that can be taken to promote the entrepreneurial activity in Mexico. We use the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, National Experts’ Survey applied to 72 key informants in Mexico between the years of 2015 and 2016. Our results show that financial support is one of the main factors that is an obstacle for new firm creation, the public pro-entrepreneurship programs as the main that foster it, and finally that having better governmental policies could enhance entrepreneurial activities in the experts’ opinions. We conclude with some implications for public policies in the Mexican entrepreneurial ecosystem framework.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-76
JournalORION: Revista de Investigación Multidisciplinaria
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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