Research Handbook of International Talent Management
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Research Handbook of International Talent Management

Edited by Yipeng Liu

International talent management has become a critically important topic for scholarly discussion, in policy debates, and among the business community. Despite this, however, research into talent management tends to lack theoretical underpinnings, especially from an international, multidisciplinary, and comparative perspective. This Research Handbook fills this gap, bringing together a range of leading researchers, scholars, and thinkers to debate and advance the conceptualization and understanding of this multifaceted subject.
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Chapter 3: Serial entrepreneurs as ‘incubators’: Individuals with inspiration and leadership that make for incubation

Yin Mon Myint, Shailendra Vyakarnam and Alexandra Huener

Abstract

To fully comprehend the process of venture creation and entrepreneurship, it is vital to understand the role of serial entrepreneurs in their capacity as incubators. This view helps to redefine the concept of incubation as provided by ‘something’ rather than by ‘someone’. The traditional definition of an incubator is that of an institution or physical environment in which nascent businesses are formed, largely based on innovative ideas. This chapter builds on our previous work (Myint et al., 2005) on the role of social capital in the emergence of the Cambridge technology cluster, to help redefine the concept of incubators. We explore the role of serial entrepreneurs based on a case study analysis of people connected through one of the early technology companies called Acorn. We examine their connections and demonstrate how it shed light on an unexplored dimension of their capacity of a network of people to act as incubators in the co-development of technology and new business opportunities.

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