Supporting academic entrepreneurship: a blueprint for a university based business incubator

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Abstract

This study investigates the challenges to establishing a business incubator in a university domain. A review of the literature and an investigation of established incubation models. Key components of a business incubator are discussed leading to recommendations for the creation of a university incubator model. This work has value for university decision makers and provide a template for the development of a university incubator which can be used to determine the viability of the project. From the study it is clear that there are potential benefits to establishing a university and also a range of challenges and critical risks to consider. This work is limited as it focuses on a single social field and the findings cannot be immediately transferred to other fields.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Higher Education Service Science and Management
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Academic entrepreneurship;
  • Enterprise support
  • Business incubation

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