Accompaniment of Business Creation

  • Didier ChabaudEmail author
  • Karim Messeghem
  • Sylvie Sammut
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Accompaniment is an important topic, as the time spent in an incubation structure makes it possible to increase the survival rate of the businesses created (CSES 2002). However, although incubation structures have been the focus of attention for researchers for many years (Smilor 1987), it is not until recently that there has been any attempt to fully understand the reasons behind the performances of incubators (Hackett and Dilts 2004), by entering into the black box of the incubation process (Hackett and Dilts 2008), to focus on the relationship between the incubatee and his accompanier (Rice 2002). Analyzing the relationship between the accompanier and the accompanied requires identification of its characteristics (1), common points, and divergences (2). On this basis, it is then possible to better understand the levers behind accompaniment performances (3).

The Accompanier-Accompanied Relationship: Characteristics

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Didier Chabaud
    • 1
    Email author
  • Karim Messeghem
    • 2
  • Sylvie Sammut
    • 2
  1. 1.Sorbonne Business School – Université Paris I Panthéon SorbonneParisFrance
  2. 2.University of Montpellier, Montpellier ManagementMontpellierFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • Evangelos (Vangelis) Grigoroudis
    • 1
  1. 1.Decision Support Systems Laboratory, School of Production Engineering and ManagementTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece