Evaluation and Challenges in Managing Business Incubators

  • Diego Bonaldo CoelhoEmail author
  • Bruno Giovanni Mazzola
  • Carolina Cristina Fernandes
  • Moacir de Miranda OliveiraJr.


In this chapter we investigate Technology-Based Incubators (TBIs) in the state of São Paulo. The objective is to identify managerial aspects, as well as to observe some important initiatives, highlighting the bottlenecks and challenges that might come along. We used a mixed research method, characterized by the convergence of qualitative and quantitative data. Thirty-four active incubators were mapped, and we conducted personal interviews with the managers of 28 incubators. Furthermore, we collected data from 100 incubated companies through electronic survey. Results reveal an ongoing movement, particularly related to actions for achieving financial sustainability of incubators and incubated companies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego Bonaldo Coelho
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bruno Giovanni Mazzola
    • 2
  • Carolina Cristina Fernandes
    • 3
  • Moacir de Miranda OliveiraJr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Higher School of Advertising and Marketing (ESPM)São PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo (IFSP)São PauloBrazil
  3. 3.School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting (FEA-USP)University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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