The ‘Entrepreneurship and knowledge-based economy’ training workshop, held from 14th to 15th February 2018 at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb, covered the state of the art research in the field, starting from an overview of the concept of knowledge-based economy, and the dynamics of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship. It continued to the discussion of measurement issues, introducing the audience to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project, and looking at its application to the analysis of the state of entrepreneurship developments in Croatia.
In the second day, the workshop was focusing on special topics pertaining to entrepreneurship that have become subjects for more recent research agenda in the field. Such topics include high-impact entrepreneurship with higher potential contribution to growth, entrepreneurial dynamics, knowledge intensity and cultural diversity in the context of regional economic development; social entrepreneurship and gender gap in entrepreneurship.
The discussion continued with looking into policy issues surrounding entrepreneurship developments, focusing on Croatia in particular. The panel discussion of the policy challenges in the field of entrepreneurship brought together academics, policy-makers and private sector representatives to conclude this session and discuss future agenda for the research and policy-making.