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ERIC Number: EJ1119527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Tenant Recruitment and Support Processes in Sustainability-Profiled Business Incubators
Bank, Natasha; Kanda, Wisdom
Industry and Higher Education, v30 n4 p267-277 Aug 2016
Recruitment and support processes in sustainability-profiled incubators have received little research attention. The article addresses this knowledge gap in an empirical investigation of three sustainability-oriented incubators in Sweden, Finland and Germany. The data are based on interviews with managers, stakeholders and tenants in Green Tech Park (Sweden), LADEC (Finland) and Green Garage (Germany). On average, the studied incubators had an ambition to recruit and develop sustainability-oriented start-ups, but the number of tenants must reach a critical mass if such ambitions are to become a reality. The local context influences this critical mass of start-ups and is a determining factor in generating (a) potential tenants and (b) the resources to support such firms. This suggests that incubator managers must actively seek tenants interested in sustainable entrepreneurship and that support must focus on activities in sustainability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland; Germany; Sweden
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