MARQUETTE – The Northern Michigan University College of Business presents its next seminar, “Incubators, Incubation and Innovation,” on Friday, Nov. 11. The featured presenter will be Joanne Scillitoe of the School of Business and Economics at Michigan Tech University.

          A light lunch will be available at noon in the Charcoal Room of the NMU University Center, followed by the presentation from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Individuals who would like to come for lunch are asked to RSVP in advance to lcleary@nmu.edu. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

          Incubators are new and popular organizational forms created to promote the successful development and growth of entrepreneurial ventures. The number of incubators created in the past 25 years – particularly technology incubators – has exploded in the United States and worldwide.  Research suggests that incubated ventures have a greater rate of survival and growth than non-incubated ventures, but it is still not clear how they enable that success.

          Current research suggests that networks play a key role. This presentation will highlight several conceptual and empirical studies that provide new insights regarding how technology incubators enable the technological development of affiliated ventures.

          Scillitoe's area of scholarship includes the development and growth of new ventures affiliated with the university-linked technology incubators.

          For more information, call the NMU College of Business at 227-2900.

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Kristi Evans
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