Entrepreneurship and Regional Growth in Portugal
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Scientific literature linked to New Growth Theory field and to the Neo- Schumpeterian one always have tried (with some success) to link innovation to regional growth, but the link between knowledge creation and growth hasn’t been one that was easy to demonstrate. As proposed by other authors we argue that the “missing link” is entrepreneurship which allows turning new knowledge into economic knowledge that constitutes a commercial opportunity. We try to survey this concept and to recently proposed model where regional growth is linked to both new ventures and incumbent firms. This paper tests this model in a panel data of Portuguese regions.