Science parks and business incubators in Belgium, Brazil and Italy: strategic choices, Institutional context and performande indicators

Prof. Paul Matthyssens (promotor)
Johanna Vanderstraeten (copromotor)

This research project aims to develop an integrative model to examine the relationship between an incubator's/science park's strategic choices (e.g., service focus, service customization, technology and knowledge transfer) and its performance (e.g., start-up growth and survival, innovation). Moreover, the influence of institutional contexts in developed versus emerging/transition countries is taken into account by looking at two settings: developed (that is, Belgium and Italy) versus emerging/transition (that is, Brazil) countries. With this project's funding, we aim to develop a primary database which can be used to examine these relationships further.