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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Mokoena, Mpho
URN etd-07212012-193110
Document Title An evaluation of the effectiveness of government funded incubators in emerging markets : the South African perspective
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Ms E Swanepoel Supervisor
Keywords
  • incubator effectiveness
  • incubator evaluation
  • business incubator
  • business incubator effectiveness
Date 2012-03-08
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate effectiveness of business incubator process models employed in government-funded incubators operating in the emerging markets countries, using South Africa as an example. This research paper aims to add to literature on the incubator process evaluation stream of studies. Furthermore, it proposes a process effectiveness model based on the integration of organizational diagnosis theory on organizational effectiveness as well the real options theory of the incubator process. This study employs a qualitative study method based on interviews with 10 business incubator managers of the only government sanctioned Small Enterprise Development Agency in South Africa. Data was collected and analysed qualitatively. The researcher proposes an incubator process effectiveness evaluation framework with dimensions that are suitable for an emerging market context.

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Mokoena, M 2011, An evaluation of the effectiveness of government funded incubators in emerging markets : the South African perspective, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-07212012-193110/ >

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