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Tenant recruitment and support processes in sustainability-profiled business incubators
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project Innovations and Entrepreneurship. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. (PIE)
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
2016 (English)In: Industry & higher education, ISSN 0950-4222, E-ISSN 2043-6858, Vol. 30, no 4, 267-277 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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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Sage Publications, 2016. Vol. 30, no 4, 267-277 p.
Keyword [en]
Eco-innovation, incubators, start-ups, sustainability, sustainable entrepreneurship
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Business Administration Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132724DOI: 10.1177/0950422216659567OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-132724DiVA: diva2:1048360
Available from: 2016-11-21 Created: 2016-11-21 Last updated: 2016-11-28Bibliographically approved

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