Title: Towards a framework for ICT-based entrepreneurship development through business incubation processes: case study of a techno park
Authors: Lia Yuldinawati; Dodie Tricahyono; Grisna Anggadwita; Dini Turipanam Alamanda
Addresses: School of Economics and Business, Telkom University, Bandung, Indonesia ' School of Economics and Business, Telkom University, Bandung, Indonesia ' School of Economics and Business, Telkom University, Bandung, Indonesia ' School of Economics and Business, Telkom University, Bandung, Indonesia
Abstract: Information and communication technologies have emerged as valuable business tools for entrepreneurs. This research is aimed towards providing a framework for the development of entrepreneurship based on ICT with a particular focus on Indonesia as a developing country by exploring business incubation processes in a techno park. The research used a qualitative method. The data are gathered through in-depth interviews based on a purposive sampling by including actors who have been involved in business incubations in a techno park in Indonesia. The results show that the techno park may have generally had limitations, including its process, tools, a low efficiency and a lack of financial autonomy. Still, the incubation process has been proven to have a role in increasing the work performance of start-ups, market expansion, and improving accessibility to funding sources. This research offers theoretical and empirical implications towards the development of business incubation processes in entrepreneurship activity.
Keywords: business incubation; entrepreneurship development; information and communication technology; ICT; quadruple-helix; techno park.
International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2018 Vol.21 No.1, pp.32 - 45
Received: 02 Jan 2017
Accepted: 03 Mar 2017
Published online: 16 Aug 2018 *