Research on the State of Business Incubation Systems in Different Countries: Lessons for Uganda

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Joshua Mutambi, Joseph K. Byaruhanga, Lena Trojer, Kariko B. Buhwezi
Title: Research on the State of Business Incubation Systems in Different Countries: Lessons for Uganda
Journal: African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation & Development
Year: 2010
Volume: 2
Issue: 2
Pagination: 190-214
ISSN: 2042-1338
Publisher: Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Planning and Media Design (Sektionen för planering och mediedesign)
School of Planning and Media Design S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/dsn/
Authors e-mail: jmutambi@yahoo.com, joshua.mutambi@bth.se, jmutambi@tech.mak.ac.ug, lena.trojer@bth.se, jbyaruhanga@tech.mak.ac.ug, bernard@tech.mak.ac.ug
Language: English
Abstract: Small and Medium sized enterprises have proven to be capable of catalyzing national economies owing to their high growth potential, their role in promoting innovations, employment creation and economic development. However, in the early days of their growth period, these firms face difficulties that may lead to their failure. Business incubation has been identified as an effective growth mechanism for such entrepreneurial firms. This paper mainly looked at the concept and description of business incubation, development process and contribution of incubators to start-up firms. It examined the impact to regional entrepreneurship and economic development globally. The paper concluded by highlighting the existing incubators in Uganda and identified recommendations for strengthening the business incubation in Uganda.
Subject: Technoscience Studies\Innovation System and Development
Keywords: Business Incubation Systems, SMEs, Entrepreneurship, Industrial Development, Least Developed Countries, LDCs, Sub-Saharan Africa
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