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Title Accelerators : successful venture creation and growth / edited by Mike Wright (Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Centre for Management Buyout Research, Imperial College Business School, London, UK and Visiting Professor, University of Ghent, Belgium and ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and Israel Drori (Head of the Department of Organization Sciences and Chaired Professor of Organization and Globalization, Faculty of Social Science, VU, Amsterdam, the Netherlands).

Published Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., Inc., 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (224 pages)
Notes Includes index.
Contents Contents: 1. Accelerators: characteristics, trends and the new entrepreneurial ecosystem / Israel Drori and Mike Wright -- 2. Acceleration as process: a strategy process perspective on startup acceleration / Matthias Wenzel and Jochen Koch -- 3. External network governance and internal organizational governance of accelerators / Laurens Vandeweghe and Trent Fu -- 4. Understanding mentorship processes / Ronit Yitshaki and Israel Drori -- 5. Selection issues / Michael Leatherbee and Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe -- 6. Key performance indicators / Michael Leatherbee and Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe -- 7. Revolutionizing entrepreneurial ecosystems through US and European accelerator policy / Iris Vanaelst, Jonas van Hove and Mike Wright -- 8. Use of the 'ecosystem model' by accelerators at country and regional levels / Jonas van Hove, Iris Vanaelst and Mike Wright -- 9. Emergence of accelerators and accelerator policy: the case of Australia / Martin Bliemel, Saskia de Klerk, Ricardo Flores and Morgan Miles -- 10. Accelerators: insights for a research agenda / Massimo G. Colombo, Cristina Rossi-Lamastra and Mike Wright -- Index.
Summary Understanding how accelerators build an entrepreneurial ecosystem, generate innovations and create new technologies is key for anyone wishing to nurture a start-up company. This book compares the success of accelerators in comparison to the independent growth of new companies or incubators through a series of in-depth studies. Accelerators: Successful Venture Creation and Growth examines how the organisational structures and practices of start-up accelerators generate innovations and identify new technologies, products and services. Mike Wright and Israel Drori have developed an entrepreneurial approach to this topic, exploring accelerators and start-ups as temporary organisations. This allows the contributing authors to highlight issues relating to both internal and external processes. This book focuses on an important entrepreneurship trend that is growing, but has not yet undergone thorough research, and as such, is key for anyone wishing to understand the topic. This would be a stimulating and valuable read for entrepreneurs, policymakers and students looking to enter accelerators.
Notes Description based on print record.
Other author Wright, Mike (Professor of management science), editor.
Drori, Israel, editor.
Edward Elgar Publishing, publisher.
Subject New business enterprises.
Business incubators.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781786434098 (e-book)

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