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Business incubators in the Arab World: Comparative study of Jordan and UAE business incubators

Emhamad Elmansori (Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Al-Baida, Libya)

World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development

ISSN: 2042-5945

Article publication date: 30 September 2014

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to determine whether the economic conditions and business strategy in the Arab countries are favourable for business incubation, and to suggest possible directions for establishing and implementing more business incubation in the Arab countries.

Design/methodology/approach

This study adopts quantitative strategy and uses a snowball approach for the distribution of designed questionnaire to the incubation units in Jordan and the UAE.

Findings

The findings of the research contribute to the literature of business support services, innovation and entrepreneurship development, which enhances the knowledge and skills within the incubation units.

Practical implications

The implementation and development of business incubators (BIs) is a key requirement for the high technology industry. As developing countries, Arab countries have to make efforts to accelerate the birth and growth of incubators, aim of catching up with technologically more advanced countries.

Originality/value

The study ensures the acceleration of successful development of young entrepreneurs and their businesses in the Arab countries through the establishment and implementation directives for BIs.

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Citation

Elmansori, E. (2014), "Business incubators in the Arab World: Comparative study of Jordan and UAE business incubators", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 282-293. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-06-2014-0011

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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