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La promoción de la economía social a través del programa Escuela de Empresas Cooperativas. El caso de la provincia de Huelva

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  • Manuel Carrasco Carrasco

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    (Universidad de Huelva)

  • Nuria Toledano Garrido

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    (Universidad de Huelva)

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    The aim of this article is to analyse the impact of the Business School Programme in the province of Huelva as an instrument for promoting business. To do this we use a theoretical approach to the phenomenon of enterprise creation from the perspective of Incubator Theory, which justifies the role of incubator organisations as a stimulant in attracting new firms. Next, we show the most significant findings obtained from the empirical work carried out in the province of Huelva. In particular, we analyse the essential characteristics of new companies and the entrepreneurs who initiated them, from a study of entrepreneurs’ responses to questionnaires. Finally, the strengths and weaknesses of the program are highlighted, using the data obtained from interviews with directors as well as the information gathered from discussion groups.

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    Article provided by CIRIEC-España in its journal CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa.

    Volume (Year): (2003)
    Issue (Month): 46 (November)
    Pages: 7-38

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    Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Incubator organisations; Business promotion; Social economy.;

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    1. Gartner, William B. & Mitchell, Terence R. & Vesper, Karl H., 1989. "A taxonomy of new business ventures," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 4(3), pages 169-186, May.
    2. Nijkamp, P. & Abreu, M., 2009. "Regional development theory," Serie Research Memoranda, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics 0029, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
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