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Enforcing the local embedding of enterprises by networking activities in business centres

André Spithoven UGent and Mirjam Knockaert UGent (2010) p.571-580
abstract
The paper provides insights in the effects of networking activities of tenants located in business centres. These tenants are deemed to contribute to the local or regional economy by means of their performances in terms of generating employment and turnover. Drawing of a sample of tenants, and confronting them with a matched sample of firms not located in a business centre, assesses the networking possibilities that business centres are said to offer. Because business centres are part of the policy toolbox of local and regional actors their initiatives aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship are included. The results demonstrate that the critical mass of tenants in business centres is too small to exert a significant effect on the local or regional economy. Policy agencies at local or regional level can see in the creation of business centres at best a supporting role to counter unemployment
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author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
tenants, networking activities, business centres
editor
Alexandros Kakouris
pages
9 pages
publisher
Academic Conferences International
place of publication
Reading (UK)
conference name
European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
conference location
Athens (Greece)
conference start
2010-09-16
conference end
2010-09-17
ISBN
978-1-906638-75-7
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I don't know the status of the copyright for this publication
id
1043796
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1043796
date created
2010-09-20 20:09:12
date last changed
2015-06-17 09:13:14
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  abstract     = {The paper provides insights in the effects of networking activities of tenants located in business centres. These tenants are deemed to contribute to the local or regional economy by means of their performances in terms of generating employment and turnover. Drawing of a sample of tenants, and confronting them with a matched sample of firms not located in a business centre, assesses the networking possibilities that business centres are said to offer. Because business centres are part of the policy toolbox of local and regional actors their initiatives aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship are included. The results demonstrate that the critical mass of tenants in business centres is too small to exert a significant effect on the local or regional economy. Policy agencies at local or regional level can see in the creation of business centres at best a supporting role to counter unemployment},
  author       = {Spithoven, Andr{\'e} and Knockaert, Mirjam},
  editor       = {Kakouris, Alexandros},
  isbn         = {978-1-906638-75-7},
  keyword      = {tenants,networking activities,business centres},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Athens (Greece)},
  pages        = {571--580},
  publisher    = {Academic Conferences International},
  title        = {Enforcing the local embedding of enterprises by networking activities in business centres},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Spithoven, André, and Mirjam Knockaert. 2010. “Enforcing the Local Embedding of Enterprises by Networking Activities in Business Centres.” In , ed. Alexandros Kakouris, 571–580. Reading (UK): Academic Conferences International.
APA
Spithoven, A., & Knockaert, M. (2010). Enforcing the local embedding of enterprises by networking activities in business centres. In Alexandros Kakouris (Ed.), (pp. 571–580). Presented at the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Reading (UK): Academic Conferences International.
Vancouver
1.
Spithoven A, Knockaert M. Enforcing the local embedding of enterprises by networking activities in business centres. In: Kakouris A, editor. Reading (UK): Academic Conferences International; 2010. p. 571–80.
MLA
Spithoven, André, and Mirjam Knockaert. “Enforcing the Local Embedding of Enterprises by Networking Activities in Business Centres.” Ed. Alexandros Kakouris. Reading (UK): Academic Conferences International, 2010. 571–580. Print.