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Title: Creative business entrepreneurship: the Portuguese creative business incubators


Author: Luis Manuel Fe De Pinho


Address: Department of Marketing, School of Management, Polytechnic Institute of Santarem, Complexo Andaluz, 2001-904, Santarem, Portugal


Abstract: The paper presents the findings from a survey of Portuguese creative business incubators, as a strategy to promote and support the development of the creative industries at city-regional level. Incubators can create values in the incubation process through its entry and exit procedure and by providing start-ups with facilities, knowledge and networks. The shifting definitions of the creative industry and sectors adopted are discussed in the context of theory review. Case studies of ABC-Obidos e INSerralves are presented, and show two different approaches of business incubators to support the creative business development. These are non-profit incubators with a regional level model, both related to universities. ABC-Obidos is promoted by the town of Obidos and INSerralves is promoted by the Cultural Foundation of Serralves, in the city of Oporto.


Keywords: business incubation; creative industries; creative places; creative clusters; creative entrepreneurship; Portuguese incubators; local development strategy; Portugal; business incubators; non-profit incubators; regional development.


DOI: 10.1504/IJTIS.2011.044891


Int. J. of Transitions and Innovation Systems, 2011 Vol.1, No.4, pp.367 - 382


Available online: 15 Jan 2012



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