Business Processes and Networks in University Incubators: A Review and Research Agendas

Maura McAdam, Brendan Galbraith, Rodney McAdam, Paul Humphreys

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While the technology aspects of university incubators in university science parks(USPs) receive considerable attention and development, as the primary force in the creation of incubator businesses, the business and social inputs (entrepreneurial networks) are less well defined. Anchoring to the resource-based view of the firm (RBV), it is argued that a business process perspective is useful to conceptualize the deployment of key resources in USPs—namely business support and social support (entrepreneurial networks). This paper reviews existing literature in relation to university incubator business processes and networks. In particular, the paper seeks to link the process and network concepts to define research agendas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-472
JournalTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006

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