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Business incubators in the Arab World

Business incubators in the Arab World Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine whether the economic conditions and business strategy in the Arab countries are favourable for business incubation, and to suggest possible directions for establishing and implementing more business incubation in the Arab countries. Design/methodology/approach – This study adopts quantitative strategy and uses a snowball approach for the distribution of designed questionnaire to the incubation units in Jordan and the UAE. Findings – The findings of the research contribute to the literature of business support services, innovation and entrepreneurship development, which enhances the knowledge and skills within the incubation units. Practical implications – The implementation and development of business incubators (BIs) is a key requirement for the high technology industry. As developing countries, Arab countries have to make efforts to accelerate the birth and growth of incubators, aim of catching up with technologically more advanced countries. Originality/value – The study ensures the acceleration of successful development of young entrepreneurs and their businesses in the Arab countries through the establishment and implementation directives for BIs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
2042-5945
DOI
10.1108/WJSTSD-06-2014-0011
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine whether the economic conditions and business strategy in the Arab countries are favourable for business incubation, and to suggest possible directions for establishing and implementing more business incubation in the Arab countries. Design/methodology/approach – This study adopts quantitative strategy and uses a snowball approach for the distribution of designed questionnaire to the incubation units in Jordan and the UAE. Findings – The findings of the research contribute to the literature of business support services, innovation and entrepreneurship development, which enhances the knowledge and skills within the incubation units. Practical implications – The implementation and development of business incubators (BIs) is a key requirement for the high technology industry. As developing countries, Arab countries have to make efforts to accelerate the birth and growth of incubators, aim of catching up with technologically more advanced countries. Originality/value – The study ensures the acceleration of successful development of young entrepreneurs and their businesses in the Arab countries through the establishment and implementation directives for BIs.

Journal

World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 30, 2014

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