Exploring the interactions among incubators: A case study on incubators in the Hsinchu region

Will Chan, Yuko Harayama

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Abstract

This paper explores the interactions among incubators within a particular region, a concept that is rarely mentioned and analyzed in the previous literature. Three hypotheses regarding the causes of the competition and cooperation among the incubators were proposed as a result of the review of the previous literatures. The hypotheses were then tested through a case study discussed in this article that includes the three incubators, all of which specialize in technology, within the Hsinchu region. The case was investigated using data collection and interviews. As a result of the investigation, it was concluded that the interactions among the incubators have facilitated the development and complicated the management model of each incubator. The cooperation and competition that exist among the incubators have improved them significantly since their establishments. It is suggested that the policy makers should consider this type of interaction when developing incubators and utilizing the research results from this paper to manage incubators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET'11 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management in the Energy-Smart World
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 5
EventPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management in the Energy-Smart World, PICMET'11 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 2011 Jul 312011 Aug 4

Publication series

NamePICMET: Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings

Other

OtherPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management in the Energy-Smart World, PICMET'11
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period11/7/3111/8/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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