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The University Business Incubators' value-creating activities on enhancing new product development : a systematic literature review

Nijenhuis, Dion (2020) The University Business Incubators' value-creating activities on enhancing new product development : a systematic literature review.

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Abstract:This thesis explores the role of university business incubators (UBIs) and the performing activities on enhancing new product development among tenants. To realize this, recent literature on the topic will be systematically reviewed based on the guidelines and items of the PRISMA-statement. 27 articles from academic journals ranging from 2004 till 2020 were used to determine those specific activities in incubation programs that enhance the ability of tenants to survive and grow in business. It has been determined and justified by entrepreneurship theories that UBI activities that fall under the dimensions infrastructure, business support and networking activities have an impact on the NPD process of UBI tenants. However, the results suggest that the entrepreneurial ecosystem, in turn, has a considerable impact on these UBI dimensions. In other words, the quality and thus impact of UBI activities heavily depends on the demographic characteristics of that UBI and the available resources and facilities in that environment. The field of research on this topic is still underexplored and dispersed. As a result, this literature review emphasizes the need for further explorative research on the relationship between UBI activities and NPD processes of tenants.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/81883
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