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A Systematic Review and Research Agenda on Incubators and Accelerators

Paper to be presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017, Atlanta (GA)

41 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2017 Last revised: 25 Mar 2017

J. Piet Hausberg

School of Business Administration and Economics, University of Osnabrueck

Sabrina Korreck

University of Hamburg

Date Written: February 3, 2017

Abstract

Business incubation is a highly relevant topic for entrepreneurs and hence entrepreneurship research studies the phenomenon extensively since its very beginning. We observe an increasing heterogeneity of incubation beyond the traditional mainstream focus on regional development and university-based incubators. A few literature reviews started summarizing the field, but left some important issues unanswered. This systematic review study contributes to this effort deriving current themes and a research agenda. We find that open innovation and social capital theory increasingly complement the resource-based view as frameworks to understand business incubation. Moreover, the phenomenon of private corporate incubators and accelerators gains traction, both in entrepreneurship theory and practice.

Keywords: Business Incubators, Accelerators, Technology Incubators, New Technology Based Firms

JEL Classification: M13, O18, O25

Suggested Citation

Hausberg, J. Piet and Korreck, Sabrina, A Systematic Review and Research Agenda on Incubators and Accelerators (February 3, 2017). Paper to be presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017, Atlanta (GA). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2919340 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2919340

Johann Piet Hausberg (Contact Author)

School of Business Administration and Economics, University of Osnabrueck ( email )

Rolandstr. 8
Osnabrück, 49074
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.wiwi.uni-osnabrueck.de/tim

Sabrina Korreck

University of Hamburg ( email )

Allende-Platz 1
Hamburg, 20146
Germany

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