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Understanding a new generation incubation model : the accelerator

Charlotte Pauwels UGent, Bart Clarysse UGent, Mike Wright and Jonas Van Hove UGent (2016) TECHNOVATION. 50-51. p.13-24
abstract
Prior research hints at the accelerator as a new generation incubation model. Accelerators have become an umbrella term for any program providing a service structure of mentorship, networking opportunities and access to funding. The challenge, however, is to understand their distinctive characteristics and profiles geared towards reinforcing business start-ups. How do accelerators operate as a new generation incubation model and how do they differ from existing incubation mechanisms? This inductive study investigates 13 accelerators across Europe and adopts a design lens to identify the accelerator model's key design parameters. We identify five key building blocks and distinguish between three different types of accelerators, taking the primary design theme of the accelerator into account. We contribute to the incubation literature by extending recognition of the heterogeneity of incubation models, by delineating the accelerator as a distinctive incubation model and by introducing the design lens as a useful theoretical framework to investigate incubation models and their evolution. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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keyword
TECHNOLOGY-BASED FIRMS, BUSINESS INCUBATORS, SCIENCE PARKS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, PERFORMANCE, STRATEGIES, MANAGEMENT, FRAMEWORK, NETWORKS, TYPOLOGY, Incubation models, Accelerators, Activity system perspective, Design
journal title
TECHNOVATION
Technovation
volume
50-51
pages
12 pages
publisher
Elsevier Science Bv
place of publication
Amsterdam
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000375358700003
JCR category
ENGINEERING, INDUSTRIAL
JCR impact factor
3.265 (2016)
JCR rank
4/44 (2016)
JCR quartile
1 (2016)
ISSN
0166-4972
1879-2383
DOI
10.1016/j.technovation.2015.09.003
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
8538486
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8538486
date created
2017-11-22 09:57:17
date last changed
2017-11-27 13:31:01
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  abstract     = {Prior research hints at the accelerator as a new generation incubation model. Accelerators have become an umbrella term for any program providing a service structure of mentorship, networking opportunities and access to funding. The challenge, however, is to understand their distinctive characteristics and profiles geared towards reinforcing business start-ups. How do accelerators operate as a new generation incubation model and how do they differ from existing incubation mechanisms? This inductive study investigates 13 accelerators across Europe and adopts a design lens to identify the accelerator model's key design parameters. We identify five key building blocks and distinguish between three different types of accelerators, taking the primary design theme of the accelerator into account. We contribute to the incubation literature by extending recognition of the heterogeneity of incubation models, by delineating the accelerator as a distinctive incubation model and by introducing the design lens as a useful theoretical framework to investigate incubation models and their evolution. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Pauwels, Charlotte and Clarysse, Bart and Wright, Mike and Van Hove, Jonas},
  issn         = {0166-4972},
  journal      = {TECHNOVATION},
  keyword      = {TECHNOLOGY-BASED FIRMS,BUSINESS INCUBATORS,SCIENCE PARKS,ENTREPRENEURSHIP,PERFORMANCE,STRATEGIES,MANAGEMENT,FRAMEWORK,NETWORKS,TYPOLOGY,Incubation models,Accelerators,Activity system perspective,Design},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {13--24},
  publisher    = {Elsevier Science Bv},
  title        = {Understanding a new generation incubation model : the accelerator},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2015.09.003},
  volume       = {50-51},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Pauwels, Charlotte, Bart Clarysse, Mike Wright, and Jonas Van Hove. 2016. “Understanding a New Generation Incubation Model : the Accelerator.” Technovation 50-51: 13–24.
APA
Pauwels, Charlotte, Clarysse, B., Wright, M., & Van Hove, J. (2016). Understanding a new generation incubation model : the accelerator. TECHNOVATION, 50-51, 13–24.
Vancouver
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Pauwels C, Clarysse B, Wright M, Van Hove J. Understanding a new generation incubation model : the accelerator. TECHNOVATION. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Bv; 2016;50-51:13–24.
MLA
Pauwels, Charlotte, Bart Clarysse, Mike Wright, et al. “Understanding a New Generation Incubation Model : the Accelerator.” TECHNOVATION 50-51 (2016): 13–24. Print.