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Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Formation for Sustainable Development and Competitiveness

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At the Stanford Center for Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness (Stanford SDGC), we’re interested in what makes some firms successful incumbents, able to continuously reinvent themselves and maintain market dominance. We’re also interested in what makes some startups successful disruptors, able to overtake even the most entrenched monopolies.

We hypothesize that by understanding these success stories across many countries and cultures, along with their underlying causal factors, we can develop generalizable theories for the creation of firms and ecosystems that promote long-term economic global competitiveness, the growth of modern innovation-based workforces, and sustainable interactions with our natural environments.