Title: Networked business incubators: a systematic literature review
Authors: Valentina Iscaro; Laura Castaldi; Gaetano Buccino
Addresses: Department of Management, Marketing and Logistics, Alabama A&M University, 4900 Meridian Street N, Huntsville, Alabama, 35811-7500, USA ' Department of Economics, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Corso Gran Priorato di Malta, Capua, 81043, Italy ' Department of Economics, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Corso Gran Priorato di Malta, Capua, 81043, Italy
Abstract: In this paper, we contribute to the literature on business incubators by focusing on networked business incubators. Recent studies have highlighted the central role played by incubators in embedding a company within well-organised networks, which is a main factor for start-up success. In this vein, we conduct a systematic literature review of scientific papers, matching the issues of incubators and networks through Bibliometrix, an open-source R-package. The findings highlight the existence of five literature clusters, with their own set of features emphasising specific characteristics of the investigated phenomenon.
Keywords: incubator; network; systematic literature review; SLR; networked business incubators; NBIs; Bibliometrix.
Global Business and Economics Review, 2021 Vol.25 No.3/4, pp.331 - 354
Received: 01 May 2020
Accepted: 02 Dec 2020
Published online: 03 Nov 2021 *