Drivers of Corporate Learning through an Involvement in Business Accelerators

Insights from an Explorative Study in the Aerospace Sector

  • Jan Benedikt Elsner

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 77-95

About this book


Jan B. Elsner deduces critical factors that impact corporate involvement in business accelerators as a strategy to adapt internal innovation processes. Based on insights from the aerospace industry he develops a new model for corporate learning that enables accelerator programs to better promote the development of innovations at corporate level. Driven by the need to rejuvenate corporate culture, there is an increasing interest of established corporations in collaboration models with startups. This book extends previous research on business accelerators and corporate entrepreneurship and offers valuable results for the strategic assessment of accelerators to keep up with future business challenges.

• The Emergence and Characteristics of Business Accelerators
• Corporate Strategies in the Startup Context
• Determinants of Organizational Learning
• Characteristics of the Aerospace Industry
• Insights from the Startupbootcamp and Bizlab Accelerators
• Key-Factors for a Successful Corporate Involvement

Target Groups
• Lecturers and students in the fields of business, innovation, entrepreneurship, management
• Corporate business developers, corporate venture capitalists, business consultants, innovation managers, startup scouts, public  authorities

The Author
Jan Benedikt Elsner is a research associate and Ph.D candidate at the Chair in Small Business & Entrepreneurship at University Bremen. His research is focused on new business support models, innovation culture and entrepreneurial learning.


Accelerator Business Incubator Corporate Entrepreneurship Business Development Innovation Culture Startup Collaboration Corporate Culture

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Benedikt Elsner
    • 1
  1. 1.LEMEXUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-28356-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-28357-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2625-3577
  • Series Online ISSN 2625-3615
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