This book responds to the growing demand for a scientific approach to the concept of startups, which are a manifestation of the digital revolution and an innovation-driven economy. With a focus on digital enterprises, the author presents empirical research carried out over 4 years in collaboration with the Startup Poland Foundation, and provides a developed universal definition of a startup. This book highlights the necessity of a clear definition, in order for startups to be treated as a permanent economic phenomenon, rather than a temporary whim. Addressing the crucial need for an effective startup management methodology and more education on this form of entrepreneurship, Digital Startups in Transition Economies offers guidance for those researching entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as entrepreneurs, public institutions, startup accelerators and technology transfer centres.
Agnieszka Skala is Assistant Professor at Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. Having co-founded the Innovation Nest Entrepreneurship School (SPIN), she is also a member of the Program Board at the Startup Poland Foundation.
1. The Startup as a Result of Innovative Entrepreneurship.
2. Characteristics of Startups.
3. Startups as a Challenge for Management and Education.