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A comparative study of business incubators and technoparks in the EU

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  • Irene Daskalopoulou
  • Panagiotis Liargovas
  • Anastasia Petrou

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The present study undertakes a comparative analysis of the development of business incubators and technoparks in the EU member countries. We estimate three intensity indicators for business incubators and technoparks activity and use both a uniform and a weighted rank order of the EU member countries to illustrate regional differences in the intensity of incubation activity within the EU. Exploratory analysis reveals that a region’s endowments base differentiates its ability to benefit from additive effects generated by the presence and operation of business incubators.

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  • Irene Daskalopoulou & Panagiotis Liargovas & Anastasia Petrou, 2009. "A comparative study of business incubators and technoparks in the EU," Working Papers 00038, University of Peloponnese, Department of Economics.
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