Innovative startups have been subject matter for discussion for some years now by the media and private and public actors who decide to invest in young entrepreneurs as a way of new employment and economic growth. Innovative entrepreneurship, although not yet significant in the Italian economy, has a significant impact on the construction of young people’s professional imagination and is often entrusted – at least symbolically – to the fate of the Italian economy. The research aims to provide descriptive evidence on the factors that have favored the spread and the success/failure of innovative startups in Italy. The authors propose an interpretive framework that refers to the presence of human and social capital at individual level, but also to the supply of some collective goods at local level. The analysis is based on an original data set collected through two online surveys to startups founders and a secondary analysis of the innovative startups registered in the special section of the Register of Companies created ad hoc at the Chambers of Commerce.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The founders of startups in Italy between agency and structure. An exploratory research|
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||QUADERNI DI SOCIOLOGIA|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|