The entrepreneurial ecosystem concept: In search of the common definition

The aim of this article is to contribute to the stack of knowledge on the concept of an entrepreneurial ecosystem by bringing more clarity and understanding of what an entrepreneurial ecosystem is. The paper takes the form of a literature review and presents and discusses the elements of the most common definition of an entrepreneurial ecosystem concept. The value of the paper is that it puts together and reviews the recent research by the most-cited scholars and leading academic publications as well as the most-cited entrepreneurial ecosystem definitions and suggests the most common approach as a result of the latest discussions in the entrepreneurship literature.