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Creative business entrepreneurship: the Portuguese creative business incubators

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  • Luis Manuel Fe De Pinho
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    The paper presents the findings from a survey of Portuguese creative business incubators, as a strategy to promote and support the development of the creative industries at city-regional level. Incubators can create values in the incubation process through its entry and exit procedure and by providing start-ups with facilities, knowledge and networks. The shifting definitions of the creative industry and sectors adopted are discussed in the context of theory review. Case studies of ABC-Obidos e INSerralves are presented, and show two different approaches of business incubators to support the creative business development. These are non-profit incubators with a regional level model, both related to universities. ABC-Obidos is promoted by the town of Obidos and INSerralves is promoted by the Cultural Foundation of Serralves, in the city of Oporto.

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    Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Transitions and Innovation Systems.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 367-382

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    Handle: RePEc:ids:ijtisy:v:1:y:2011:i:4:p:367-382

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    Keywords: business incubation; creative industries; creative places; creative clusters; creative entrepreneurship; Portuguese incubators; local development strategy; Portugal; business incubators; non-profit incubators; regional development.;

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