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Western Incubators: Their Impact on the Entrepreneurial Process of African Ventures

Bosch, Nina (2021) Western Incubators: Their Impact on the Entrepreneurial Process of African Ventures.

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Abstract:The business incubation programs are becoming a growing interest among African citizens as entrepreneurship makes an attractive career opportunity in Africa. Incubators intend to share expertise, build networks, provide for physical resources, and offer financial funds. This study investigates the impact of Western incubators on the African ventures’ entrepreneurial process. The study utilizes a qualitative approach to collect data by way of interviews to gain in-depth understanding of the current impact of Western incubators. The data were obtained using semi-structured personal interviews, which were carried out with the respondents of Western incubators, partners and (former) participants in Africa. The results indicated that incubators achieve economic and social value for the African community by increasing entrepreneurial knowledge and practical skills, by connecting local partners, offering local solutions and giving access to physical and financial resources.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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