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dc.contributor.authorAkçomak, İ. Semihen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-26T07:40:42Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-26T07:40:42Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-231-3en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45092-
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews the literature on incubators in developed and developing countries. We show that the concept of incubators has evolved in time according to market and firm needs. Contemporary successful incubators are profit-oriented, provide a wide range of services, focus more on intangible business services, and employ qualified managers and support staff. By drawing lessons from country experiences we assess the appropriateness of incubators as a tool for entrepreneurship promotion in developing countries. The main weaknesses of incubators in developing countries are: (i) focus on tangible services rather than intangible services, (ii) dependence on government, (iii) lack of management and qualified personnel, (iv) lack of incubator planning and creativeness in solving problems. Most successful incubators display a creative and innovative character in approaching problems of tenant companies. This is of course correlated with the quality of the incubator management staff. Moreover, incubators reflect the institutional set-up, creativity, and policy innovativeness in a society. Therefore policy on incubators should be well-integrated with other policies for entrepreneurship promotion and economic development, such as education and institutional deregulation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch paper / UNU-WIDER 2009.52en_US
dc.subject.jelM13en_US
dc.subject.jelO31en_US
dc.subject.jelO32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordincubatorsen_US
dc.subject.keyworddeveloping countriesen_US
dc.subject.keywordtechnologyen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensgründungen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnologiezentrumen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.titleIncubators as tools for entrepreneurship promotion in developing countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn61607977Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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