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Title: A market-based approach towards supporting entrepreneurship in developing countries : assessing the business accelerator model in Egypt
Author: Eid, W.
ISNI:       0000 0004 6058 8360
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2016
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This research aims at exploring the accelerator business model in Egypt, a developing country, and its role as a for-profit organisation in empowering and strengthening opportunity entrepreneurs. After selecting an accelerator for the study, interviews were conducted to demonstrate how the business model operates. Six entrepreneurs that were sponsored by the accelerator were selected according to the nomination of the accelerator. A series of in-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with the six participant entrepreneurs to gain an understanding about the benefits of being sponsored by the accelerator. In addition, a non-governmental organization was selected to explore how the accelerator model, a for-profit organisation, represents a new and different pathway in promoting opportunity entrepreneurship other than other traditional forms of support.
Supervisor: Jones, Ossie ; Ramsey, Caroline Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.B.A.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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