Which Factors do Affect Success of Business Incubators

Nobuya Fukugawa
2013 Journal of Advanced Management Science  
Entrepreneurial process, from the recognition or creation of business opportunities to the exploitation of opportunities through new firm creation, requires nascent entrepreneurs to be "jacks of all trades" even though they need not to be a master of all. Focusing on the role of business incubators as knowledge transfer organizations, this study examines how the scope and focus of skills that incubation managers can transfer to nascent entrepreneurs affect new firm creation, and how the impacts
more » ... and how the impacts vary according to technological categories. Estimated Tobit models show that technological skills of incubation managers are particularly beneficial for incubatees in science-based sectors. Furthermore, formal alliances with and the geographical contiguity to universities do not help business incubators spawn science-based startups. Policy implications of the results are discussed. 
doi:10.12720/joams.1.1.71-74 fatcat:fdykeljkszbelc52tri4v5kk6m