Niklas Elert and Mikael Stenkula
In this project we analyze the process of fast-growing enterprises creating employment and jobs, as well as the institutional framework affecting these companies.
To analyze how the institutional framework can be expected to affect the fast-growing companies, we use the so-called expertise-block-theory. According to this theory, growth at the company level is driven by an ongoing process where innovative knowledge is discovered, developed and applied. The block of expertise consists of key players with complementary skills required to generate and commercialize new business ideas: I.e. inventors, entrepreneurs, industrialists, venture capitalists, actors in the secondary markets, educated/skilled labor and skilled customers.