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Observing Acceleration

Uncovering the Effects of Accelerators on Impact-Oriented Entrepreneurs

  • Peter W. Roberts
  • Saurabh A. Lall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Peter W. Roberts, Saurabh A. Lall
    Pages 1-11
  3. Peter W. Roberts, Saurabh A. Lall
    Pages 13-29
  4. Peter W. Roberts, Saurabh A. Lall
    Pages 31-57
  5. Peter W. Roberts, Saurabh A. Lall
    Pages 59-73
  6. Peter W. Roberts, Saurabh A. Lall
    Pages 75-92
  7. Peter W. Roberts, Saurabh A. Lall
    Pages 93-105
  8. Peter W. Roberts, Saurabh A. Lall
    Pages 107-117
  9. Peter W. Roberts, Saurabh A. Lall
    Pages 119-134
  10. Peter W. Roberts, Saurabh A. Lall
    Pages 135-160
  11. Peter W. Roberts, Saurabh A. Lall
    Pages 161-186
  12. Peter W. Roberts, Saurabh A. Lall
    Pages 187-201
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 203-208

About this book

Introduction

This book summarizes five years of learning from data collected as part of the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative. The authors present data describing impact-oriented ventures and accelerators that operate in both high-income countries and in emerging markets. Blending survey data with insights from sector experts, their various analyses shed light on the basic structure of accelerators, showing where they are having their most promising results. Unlike previous studies, this book does not focus on a few high-profile accelerators (like TechStars and Y Combinator) and startups (like AirBnB and Uber). Instead, it compares a range of accelerator programs that target specific impact areas, challenging regions, and marginalized entrepreneurs. Therefore, it serves as a valuable tool for scholars, policymakers, and practitioners interested in the effectiveness of accelerator programs as tools that unleash the economic potential currently trapped in entrepreneurial dead spaces.

Keywords

social entrepreneurship startups emerging economies developed economies Village Capital innovation incubators corporate venturing Y Combinator

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter W. Roberts
    • 1
  • Saurabh A. Lall
    • 2
  1. 1.Goizueta Business SchoolEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.University of Oregon EugeneUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00042-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-00041-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-00042-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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