Handbook of Research on Business and Technology Incubation and Acceleration
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Handbook of Research on Business and Technology Incubation and Acceleration

A Global Perspective

Edited by Sarfraz A. Mian, Magnus Klofsten and Wadid Lamine

This pioneering work explores both the theory and practice of business and technology incubation over the past six decades as an approach to new venture creation and development. With a global scope, the Handbook examines key concepts, models, and mechanisms, providing a research-based analytical foundation from which to understand the emerging role of modern incubation tools in building entrepreneurship ecosystems for promoting targeted economic development.
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Chapter 15: Indian business incubation ecosystem: a multilevel analysis

Supriya Sharma and Neharika Vohra


Chapter 15 provides a comprehensive account of incubation programs in India with an objective to assess their role and impact of on startups, understanding the challenges faced by the local incubation industry. A survey of 22 incubation centers funded by a government scheme, was conducted with in-depth interviews of incubates; this was supplemented with secondary data collected from 284 incubators across India, which included the four largest incubator support schemes in the country. The purpose, objectives, processes, and success metrics of incubators specific to Indian context are discussed. Findings from this chapter are considered useful to researchers, policy makers and incubation champions from emerging economy nations pursuing such programs.

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