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Benefits of Shared Co-working Spaces In The Business Incubation: Benefits of Shared Co-working Spaces In The Business Incubation
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. -. (1)
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Benefits of Shared Co-working Spaces In The Business Incubation : Benefits of Shared Co-working Spaces In The Business Incubation (English)
Abstract [en]

ABSTRACT

Background: ‘One way you might be able to take your idea and make it a business'

Business incubator originated in the United States, with aim to provide supportive environment for new ventures, provide incubatees' with affordable office spaces and a variety of support services and its considered as a tool for promoting innovation, economic growth and employment. 

Purpose: Investigation on what should be considered most important when planning to start a BI. Should there be synergies through collaborations or reduced cost through shared meeting spaces and technical equipment.

Delimitation: I acknowledged the fact that when practitioners share co- working spaces in the Business Incubation, there could be both advantages and disadvantages. This study was focus on the benefits.

Method: The research had a deductive qualitative approach. The data was collect through a global survey sent out by email and six firms participated.

Conclusions: Overall conclusion for this study is that, cohabitation in the BI promotes networking between entrepreneurs, both new and mature firms. Entrepreneurs’ benefits from share co-working space through collaboration, relationships between incubated firms. Thus, internal networking. However, networking should be considered a deliberate strategy of a business Incubator and synergies should be considered based on that.

Language: UK English

Keywords: Business incubator, Co-working spaces, Incubation management, Sustainability, Networking.

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2015. , 28 p.
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Linnaeus University Dissertations, -
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Business incubator, Co-working spaces, Incubation management, Sustainability, Växjö Municipality.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-46649OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-46649DiVA: diva2:859343
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Business Administration - Other
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2015-06-02, K2048, -, Växjö, 18:32 (English)
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Available from: 2015-10-13 Created: 2015-10-06 Last updated: 2015-10-13Bibliographically approved

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