Multi-Level Theory and Practice on Institutions and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Fei Qin, Tomasz Marek Mickiewicz, Per Davidsson, Victor Martin-Sanchez

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Multi-level analysis enables us to avoid both the ecological fallacy (drawing conclusions about individuals based on macro level data) and compositional fallacy (drawing conclusions at macro level from individual data). Multi-level modelling, connecting macro- meso- and micro-levels, is particularly useful when applied to entrepreneurship ecosystems and institutions seen in a comparative or international perspective. The purpose of this panel symposium is to engage a group of panelists in a timely, interactive discussion on multi-level theories and practice on institutions and entrepreneurship ecosystems. Centering around a coherent, common theme of multi-level theorization and analysis of institutions and entrepreneurship ecosystems, the panelists will draw from each of their own work and speak on a number of interrelated and complementary topics, including theorization and operationalization of institutional context in entrepreneurship and IB research, institutions and agency in entrepreneurship, the role of meso-level in multilayered structures of entrepreneurship ecosystems, institutional configurations that promote or damper internationalization patterns of start-ups, and country-level institutional conditions and individual-level entrepreneurship dynamics.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAcademy of Management Proceedings
Issue number1
Early online date24 Jul 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2023


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