Mobile Communications and the Entrepreneurial Revolution

Mobile Communications and the Entrepreneurial Revolution

Sergio Ramos (National University of Distance Education, Spain), Cristina Armuña (Technical University of Madrid, Spain), Alberto Arenal (Technical University of Madrid, Spain) and Jesús Ferrandis (Telefonica, Spain)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8838-4.ch002


It is commonly accepted that entrepreneurship is a key activity in the current economic context, and entrepreneurs create value in form of new businesses ventures, and generate new jobs by mobilizing economic resources, which in combination has a positive impact in terms of increasing productivity and economic growth, among other effects. In this chapter, the authors acknowledge the importance of innovation in the mobile industry driven by entrepreneurs and firms as a source of disruptive changes that have completely reshaped the world, by presenting the key elements of current mobile industry and the emerging areas with the highest potential to attract entrepreneurs in the upcoming years.
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Mobile Industry Evolution: Recent Disruptive Milestones

Following the mentioned approach, the present section cover three main milestones in the recent industry evolution that have contributed to set the appropriate conditions to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem around mobile:

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