In this chapter, we examine the nature of EG and how it offers a tool for policy makers seeking to foster economic growth and employment creation. First, we discuss the historical origins, nature and context of EG as an economic development strategy. Next, we examine the underlying nature of EG and then briefly compare EG with other approaches to economic growth including national innovation systems and entrepreneurial ecosystems. In the conclusion, we provide a series of implications for further research, policy and practice.
|Title of host publication||Economic Gardening: The role of entrepreneurship, innovation and small business ecosystems in regional, rural and international development|
|Editors||Morgan Miles, Martina Battisti, Arthur Lau, Mile Terziovski|
|Place of Publication||Prahran VIC Australia|
|Publisher||Tilde Publishing and Distribution|
|Number of pages||32|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Name||SEAANZ Research Book Series|
|Publisher||Tilde University and Publishing|
Mazzarol, T., Clark, D., & Reboud, S. (2018). Economic Gardening: What it is and what it does for the generation of jobs and economic growth. In M. Miles, M. Battisti, A. Lau, & M. Terziovski (Eds.), Economic Gardening: The role of entrepreneurship, innovation and small business ecosystems in regional, rural and international development (1 ed., pp. 1-33). (SEAANZ Research Book Series). Tilde Publishing and Distribution.