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Technology start-up incubators are one of a number of micro-policy interventions with which states attempts to support technology entrepreneurs. This paper outlines the challenges associated with evaluating start-up incubator services and advocates theory-based evaluation (TBE) methodology as a possible solution for effective evaluation in complex research settings such as this. An exploratory case study is used to illustrate the proposed TBE approach.
Buckley, AP & Davis, S (2016). Publically–funded Technology Start-up incubators – evaluating their role and contribution. 12th European Evaluation Society (EES) Biennial Conference. Maastricht, Holland, 28-30th September, 2016. doi:10.21427/D7VG96