The Network Relationship between University Incubation Center and Student Start Up- A Perspective from the Culture and Creativity Incubation and R&D Center and Hsiu

  • 江 珮嘉

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This research is a combination of technical research and research thesis which topic on an empirical student start-up business Hsiu Hsiu is a new footwear brand producing creative handmade embroidered shoes in Taiwan This start-up business has operated for 2 years (since 2012) by the researcher Through practical experience and by documenting the incubating networks to see the relationship between incubating networks and student entrepreneurship it was discovered that in this new venture in addition to personal networks the incubation center (Culture and Creativity Incubation and R&D Center) provided many opportunities for new ventures to link with external networks This study draws on the entrepreneurial network literature to study the relationship between incubating networks and the Hsiu venture development The entrepreneurial network is analyzed as the content is exchanged between actors governance mechanisms in relationships and the network structure Four network development phases are also examined in order to explore the building process of a start-up business from its internal networks to its external networks The basic methodologies used to achieve the research objectives are content analysis and participant observation analysis Finally the anticipated result provides a strategic action plan for Hsiu’s future network development
Date of Award2015 Feb 17
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorHsiao-Ling Chung (Supervisor)

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