Benefits of Shared Co-working Spaces In The Business Incubation: Benefits of Shared Co-working Spaces In The Business Incubation
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)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 28 p.
Linnaeus University Dissertations, -
Business incubator, Co-working spaces, Incubation management, Sustainability, Växjö Municipality.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-46649OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-46649DiVA: diva2:859343
Subject / course
Business Administration - Other
2015-06-02, K2048, -, Växjö, 18:32 (English)
Rosell, ERIK, DR
Bengt, Johannisson, PROFESSOR