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Understanding Incubator Value A Network Approach to University Incubators

  title={Understanding Incubator Value A Network Approach to University Incubators},
  author={Catarina Roseira and Carla Ramos and Francisco Maia},
Abstract Networking represents a cornerstone for entrepreneurial action, nurturing relationships that provide access to necessary resources. Previous research shows that such relationships can be fostered as part of incubation processes. However, there is a lack of understanding of the underlying networking process, particularly in settings aimed at promoting them such as Networked Incubators (NIs). Moreover, little is known about entrepreneurs’ expectations when joining a NI, or about… 

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