Business incubators and small enterprise development: The Nigerian experience

by O Adegbite
SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS ()
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Abstract

The article reviews the development of business incubators in a\ndeveloping country, namely Nigeria.The current operational status of the\nseven existing incubators are highlighted as well as the successes and\nshortcomings associated with the implementation of the programme. This\nis followed with an assessment of the needs to be addressed before\nincubators can make the desired impact in stimulating entrepreneurship\ndevelopment and technological innovation. Finally, policy\nrecommendations are made to guide the future development of business\nincubators in Nigeria so that they can make effective contribution to\nthe goal of promoting small and medium scale enterprises.

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