Incubation and start-up performance
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Innovative entrepreneurship emphasizes new products, services, production processes, or business models. Such innovation should increase the prospect of firm growth, wealth creation, and the increase of value-added jobs which are crucial for economic development. Policy makers seeking to foster economic growth should consider policy instruments aimed at encouraging innovative entrepreneurship as well as conventional entrepreneurial activities that produce economic and societal benefits, at the local, regional, national and international levels. Incubation has historically been one of the most popular innovation policy instruments. This project aims at: i) providing a taxonomy of incubation that will encompass heterogeneity in incubators¿ affiliation, size, services delivered, partnerships, location and so on, ii) developing a theoretical framework aimed at conceptualizing the effect of incubation on start-up performance and iii) providing rigorous, data-driven evidence about the effect of incubation on start-up performance.