İnvestigating the mediating role of innovation in the relationship between entrepreneurship and regional economic development

Purpose: This study aims to show how innovation plays as a mediator in the link between entrepreneurship and economic development level. Methodology: Using data of 26 NUTS II regions of Turkey and mediation analysis technique, the study has examined the associations among the variables for four periods: 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010. Findings: The results, supporting the mainstream arguments in the literature and the main hypothesis, illustrate that the interaction between entrepreneurship and innovation has a positive and significant effect on the level of regional economic development. Practical Implications: The results of this paper provide ample evidence indicating that entrepreneurship has a crucial impact on the economic development level of NUTS-II regions of Turkey through the innovation. Originality: By providing empirical evidence, this study shows that the interaction between entrepreneurship and innovation has play a critical role in determining the level of economic development of the regions in Turkey.
Girişimcilik ve İnovasyon Yönetim Dergisi


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İ. Demirdağ, “İnvestigating the mediating role of innovation in the relationship between entrepreneurship and regional economic development,” Girişimcilik ve İnovasyon Yönetim Dergisi, pp. 1–32, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: