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Description model for goals of corporate incubators

: Schuh, Günther; Lau, Felix; Herding, Jannik

Bitran, I. ; International Society for Professional Innovation Management -ISPIM-:
ISPIM Innovation Summit 2017. Building the Innovation Century. Proceedings : Melbourne, Australia, 10th to the 13th of December 2017
Melbourne: ISPIM, 2017
ISBN: 978-952-335-083-0
18 pp.
International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM Innovation Summit) <2017, Melbourne>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IPT ()
Innovationsmanagement; corporate incubator; innovation management; corporate goal; ambidexterity; organization; corporate venturing; accelerator; innovation laboratory

Corporate incubators are created by established companies to develop radical innovations outside the existing core business. While they have become a widespread phenomenon in practice, research is still scarce. Many corporate incubators fail at achieving their self-set goals. Therefore, this paper proposes a description model that explains valid goals for corporate incubators and their interaction. In a first step, goals are identified from a theoretical perspective following the PATZAK method of systems modelling. These goals are then clustered into topical categories. After analysing the goals and categories for redundancies and conflicts, a description framework is developed and validated. The main categories are innovation, technology and R&D objectives, investment objectives, human re source objectives, procurement as well as culture and image objectives. This framework may be used in the early phases of configuring corporate incubators. It may also lay groundwork for future studies on success factors of corporate incubators.