%0 Journal Article
	%A Lu Wei and  Yunhao Zhu and  Ping Deng and  Wentao Yu 
	%D 2014
	%J International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 95, 2014
	%T Identifying Business Incubators Based on Their Real Activities: Evidence from China 
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001752
	%V 95
	%X Past literature on business incubators distinguished incubators based on their mission statements. However, more and more mission statements become a slogan rather than a reality. It is therefore more appropriate to identify business incubators based on their real activities, rather than the missions they declared. With a sample of technology business incubators (TBIs) in China, we try to investigate business incubators’ real activities by examining the incubation efficiency along the following five dimensions, i.e., survival of new ventures, technology transfer, local economic growth, job creation, and profit generation. Furthermore, we identified six types of business incubators. The results indicate that generally Chinese TBIs have a greater preference for acquiring profits over other dimensions. 

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