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The role of business centres in firms' networking capabilities and performance

André Spithoven and Mirjam Knockaert UGent (2011) SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY. 38(7). p.569-580
abstract
An extensive stream of literature has studied incubators, however, few researchers have focused on business centres, which typically host a broader set of firms, including medium- and low-tech firms. This paper studies the role of business centres in the networking capabilities of their residents and the impact of residence at a business centre on performance. While we find the networking capabilities of business centre residents to be more developed than those of non-residents, this mainly seems to originate from a selection mechanism, with business centres attracting residents with greater networking capabilities. The impact of residence at a business centre on a firm's performance is less obvious. While we find that residence at a business centre has a (marginal) positive effect on employment growth, no significant impact was found for revenue growth.
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TECHNOLOGY-BASED FIRMS, ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE, DYNAMIC CAPABILITIES, SCIENCE PARKS, INCUBATORS, ACQUISITION, INNOVATION, INDUSTRY, IMPACT, GROWTH
journal title
SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
Sci. Public Policy
volume
38
issue
7
pages
569 - 580
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000294522800005
ISSN
0302-3427
DOI
10.3152/030234211X13070021633125
project
Biotechnology for a sustainable economy (Bio-Economy)
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1902265
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1902265
date created
2011-09-16 14:47:34
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2013-02-27 12:59:23
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  abstract     = {An extensive stream of literature has studied incubators, however, few researchers have focused on business centres, which typically host a broader set of firms, including medium- and low-tech firms. This paper studies the role of business centres in the networking capabilities of their residents and the impact of residence at a business centre on performance. While we find the networking capabilities of business centre residents to be more developed than those of non-residents, this mainly seems to originate from a selection mechanism, with business centres attracting residents with greater networking capabilities. The impact of residence at a business centre on a firm's performance is less obvious. While we find that residence at a business centre has a (marginal) positive effect on employment growth, no significant impact was found for revenue growth.},
  author       = {Spithoven, Andr{\'e} and Knockaert, Mirjam},
  issn         = {0302-3427},
  journal      = {SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY},
  keyword      = {TECHNOLOGY-BASED FIRMS,ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE,DYNAMIC CAPABILITIES,SCIENCE PARKS,INCUBATORS,ACQUISITION,INNOVATION,INDUSTRY,IMPACT,GROWTH},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {569--580},
  title        = {The role of business centres in firms' networking capabilities and performance},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3152/030234211X13070021633125},
  volume       = {38},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Spithoven, André, and Mirjam Knockaert. 2011. “The Role of Business Centres in Firms’ Networking Capabilities and Performance.” Science and Public Policy 38 (7): 569–580.
APA
Spithoven, A., & Knockaert, M. (2011). The role of business centres in firms’ networking capabilities and performance. SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY, 38(7), 569–580.
Vancouver
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Spithoven A, Knockaert M. The role of business centres in firms’ networking capabilities and performance. SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY. 2011;38(7):569–80.
MLA
Spithoven, André, and Mirjam Knockaert. “The Role of Business Centres in Firms’ Networking Capabilities and Performance.” SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY 38.7 (2011): 569–580. Print.