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    Role of accelerators in innovation ecosystems: The case of New Zealand

    Blair, Bryce and Iftikhar, Rehan (2020) Role of accelerators in innovation ecosystems: The case of New Zealand. journal of general management, 46 (1). pp. 47-59. ISSN 0306-3070

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    This article aims to examine the evolution of the business accelerators and their impact in New Zealand over the course of last decade to develop a better understanding of the role accelerators have played within the New Zealand innovation ecosystem, their influence on the innovation community and how accelerators measure their success. An exploratory qualitative study was undertaken which mainly draws from semi-structured interviews with mentors, participants and senior executives of accelerator programs. Secondary data were collected from presentations on YouTube, consultancy reports and internal reporting to provide context for the interviewee’s perspective. New Zealand with its remote geographical location, distinct company environment and its uniqueness within the wider business environment and institutional configuration provides a novel context to this study. The findings indicate that after more than a decade of operations, long-term outcome and benefits of accelerators to New Zealand innovation ecosystem are still unclear.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: accelerators performance measurement, business accelerators, business incubators; innovation ecosystem; New Zealand entrepreneurship;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 16346
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    Depositing User: Rehan Iftikhar
    Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2022 09:57
    Journal or Publication Title: journal of general management
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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