• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site

Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Alena Protasova
University-based Business Incubators in Russia's Entrepreneurial Eco-system: The Case of Innopolis
7
2016
Business incubators form a vital part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. An incubator is an entity that provides office space, equipment, mentoring assistance and capital to new ventures that are just getting started. Business incubators are founded by different actors like venture capitalists, non-profit organizations, and increasingly by universities. But the process of university business incubators establishment still remains poorly studied by academics and lacks practical cases of developing universities.

This research discusses interrelations that exist between university and business incubators and extends the knowledge on processes and decisions that prerequisite the start of incubation activities. This paper analyzes factors that have an influence on the likelihood to establish an effective business incubator within a university. The international data on university attributes was gathered and examined via statistical methods such as correlation and regression analysis to explore factors influencing university incubators’ development. Results of statistical study were applied to the case of Innopolis University - the first Russian university with a focus on Computer Science and IT.

The core findings of the study are as follows: the statistically significant correlation was found between university attributes as an internationalization rate, scientific output and a presence in international university rankings and a quality of university incubator. The main study contribution is the list of recommendations what should be done to launch the Innopolis UBI success based on results of statistical data analysis and interviews with Innopolis University stakeholders. The methodology used that combines together ranking data analysis and practical case review may be used for future studies on developing university business incubators.

Student Theses at HSE must be completed in accordance with the University Rules and regulations specified by each educational programme.

Summaries of all theses must be published and made freely available on the HSE website.

The full text of a thesis can be published in open access on the HSE website only if the authoring student (copyright holder) agrees, or, if the thesis was written by a team of students, if all the co-authors (copyright holders) agree. After a thesis is published on the HSE website, it obtains the status of an online publication.

Student theses are objects of copyright and their use is subject to limitations in accordance with the Russian Federation’s law on intellectual property.

In the event that a thesis is quoted or otherwise used, reference to the author’s name and the source of quotation is required.

Search all student theses