The University Incubator: Insights in the Entrepreneurial Process from a Network Perspective

Maura McAdam, S. Marlow

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Abstract

Research to date has identified incubator units as an effective mechanism for supporting the growth and development of small entrepreneurial firms. Advantages are gained not only from the provision of appropriate facilities and external managerial expertise on site, but also from the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial networks facilitated by the spatial proximity of incubator firms. Therefore, the research question upon which the paper is based investigates the impact of context, in other words the degree to which the networking opportunities provided by the university incubator support the small firm in its pursuit of sustainability and growth
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-241
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research
Volume14 (4)
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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