1- Introduction to the field of entrepreneurship. Main general theories and Institutional Economics.
2- Methodological issues in the entrepreneurship research (bibliographic resources, main journals, structure of the publications, techniques of analysis, data bases -Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, GEM-, etc.).
3- Entrepreneurship and environmental factors: Theoretical and empirical approaches.
4- Informal institutions as a driver of entrepreneurial activity
5- Formal institutions and optimal policy promotion of entrepreneurship.
6- The quality of enforcing institutions and entrepreneurship.
7- Diversity approach in entrepreneurship (entrepreneurial universities, social entrepreneurship, immigrant entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, female entrepreneurial activity, etc.).
8- Entrepreneurship research agenda in the Spanish and Latin American context. Challenges and future research lines.
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