Handbook of Research on Business and Technology Incubation and Acceleration 2021
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Abstract: A long and rich research tradition exists on the phenomenon of business incubators since this kind of venture support institution first emerged. One can observe an increasing heterogeneity of incubation beyond the traditional mainstream focus on regional development and university-based incubators. In the last decade, in particular the phenomenon of accelerators as a particular form of incubators received increasing research interest. A few literature reviews started summarizing the field, but left some import… Show more

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“…Incubation models can be understood as the mechanisms by which an incubator delivers support services to emerging companies (Bergek and Norrman, 2008;Pauwels et al, 2016;Messeghem et al, 2017) and typologies as business classification exercises. incubators from characterization variables (Pauwels et al, 2016;Messeghem et al, 2017;Hausberg and Korreck, 2021).…”
Section: Business Incubators Models and Typologiesmentioning
“…From the incubators' point of view, it is by means of their resource portfolio, defined by their business objectives, that an incubator sets up its strategy to attract potential customers to their incubation programs (Smilor and Gill, 1986;Hansen et al, 2000;McAdam and Marlow, 2007;Bergek and Norrman, 2008;Wang et al, 2008;Gerlach and Brem, 2015;Hong and Lu, 2016;Mian et al, 2016;Hausberg and Korreck, 2021). From the perspective of the emerging entrepreneurs, the decision to incubate should take into account the incubator whose mix of resources and support services best suited to their business objectives (Smilor and Gill, 1986;Hackett and Dilts, 2004;McAdam and Marlow, 2007;Bergek and Norrman, 2008;Wang et al, 2008;Hansen et al, 2000;Gerlach and Brem, 2015;Hong and Lu, 2016;Mian et al, 2016;Hausberg and Korreck, 2021). Moreover, from the perspective of small and medium-sized entrepreneurs -potential clients of an incubator -, the incubator presents itself as a strategic alternative to complement their usually fragile and incomplete resource bases (McAdam and Marlow, 2007;Ammetller et al, 2014;Lose and Tengeh, 2016;Van Weele et al, 2017).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning