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dc.contributor.advisorButler, John S.en
dc.creatorCormier, Shannon Michelleen
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T21:25:04Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T21:25:04Zen
dc.date.issued2003en
dc.identifierb56740475en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/524en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractAn examination of business incubator leaders in disadvantaged urban areas is conducted in order to assess the effectiveness of the organizational models, program structures, and best practices of each of these incubator organizations. Advice from these experts as well as their respective lists of common challenges is also examined. In general, business incubators whose driving mission is to revitalize their respective disadvantaged areas through the development of wealth-creating business enterprise are not effectively incubating businesses, and thus, the community is not receiving a maximum return on its investment into these programs. Consistent with the Centralization of Communications Theory, the incubator organizations possess the potential to efficiently assist entrepreneurs in achieving the common goal of successful business enterprise. However, in many cases, the incubators lack the leadership, vision, and knowledge of the industry and the market to realize this potential. As an effect, rather than incubating business owners, these organizations have increasingly become nothing more than tenant-landlord relationships.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshBusiness incubatorsen
dc.subject.lcshInner cities--Economic aspectsen
dc.titleBusiness incubation in inner-city emerging markets as an economic development toolen
dc.description.departmentSociologyen
dc.identifier.oclc56017021en
dc.identifier.proqst3110765en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentSociologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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