Accelerators and acceleration policy in entrepreneurial ecosystems

Ben Spigel, Fizza Khalid

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Accelerators are an increasingly popular concept in entrepreneurship research and practice. But it lacks a territorial perspective that highlights the impact of territorial contexts on how organizations work to catalyze new venture growth. We employ the novel lens of policy mobility and mutation to show how acceleration model has evolved into a policy in the resource-constrained ecosystems within Pakistan. Accelerators become resilient to local challenges and needs by borrowing, internalizing, and assembling the knowledge, networks, and capital from different institutions and ecosystems. The policy framework also highlights sustainable acceleration models depending upon various intermediaries, funding sources, and ecosystem territories.
Original languageEnglish
Journal La revue de l'entrepreneuriat
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 12 Mar 2022


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