The contribution of incubation services to the development of academic spinoffs
Nowadays, more and more academic spinoffs receive incubation services in their development process to bridge the gap of resources. However, little attention in scientific literature has been paid to the contribution of these incubation services from the perspective of tenant firms. Therefore, this research gained insights into the contribution of incubation services to the development of academic spinoffs. Three incubator firms and seven academic spinoffs have been included in the study. The data collected through interviews was based on the operationalization of the core concepts: incubation services and the development of academic spinoffs. According to scientific knowledge in this field, three main incubation services provided by incubators are infrastructural facilities, business support and networks. The dimensions of the development of spinoffs consist of strategic, economic, social and human capital. The results showed that all three services have a contribution to the development of academic spinoffs by solving problems related to the four types of capital.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen