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Observing Acceleration

Uncovering the Effects of Accelerators on Impact-Oriented Entrepreneurs

Authors: Roberts, Peter W., Lall, Saurabh A.

  • Provides a thorough assessment of accelerator programs based on an unprecedented amount of detailed data
  • Written in an accessible style, geared toward practitioners developing and implementing entrepreneurship programs
  • Offers lots of detailed data as well as practical, accessible material that will appeal to academics and practitioners respectively
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-00042-4
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Peter W. Roberts is Professor of Organization & Management at Emory University, USA, and Academic Director of Social Enterprise @ Goizueta, Goizueta Business School. Before taking up his current position at Emory University, Peter served on the faculties of Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Australian Graduate School of Management. His PhD is from the University of Alberta.

Saurabh A. Lall is Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon, USA in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management. Saurabh has worked previously at the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. His PhD is from the George Washington University.


Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: March 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00042-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $27.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: February 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00041-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Observing Acceleration
Book Subtitle
Uncovering the Effects of Accelerators on Impact-Oriented Entrepreneurs
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00042-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00042-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-00041-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 208
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations
Topics