The relationships between entrepreneurial orientation and business structuring in the process of incubation




Entrepreneurial Orientation, incubators, incubation, new business structuring, systematic literature review


Study Objective: The aim of this study is to examine the relationships between Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) and the structuring of business in the incubation process.

Methodology/ Approach: A theoretical-conceptual approach was adopted, based on a systematic literature review (SLR) in the Web of Science and SCOPUS databases, using the string “Entrepreneurial Orientation” AND Incubat*. A total of 32 articles were selected for the full reading phase with the support of Atlas Ti software.

Originality/Relevance: It indicates that the development and strengthening of entrepreneurial culture in nascent companies occur through the articulation of EO applied to incubation strategy.

Main Results: As result, it was possible to develop a conceptual framework regarding the mediating antecedents and consequences of the relationships between EO and business incubation, as well as to rise propositions based on the research findings.

Theoretical/Methodological Contributions: This study advances the theory of EO by addressing it in the context of business incubation, a growing field with few studies from the EO-Incubation perspective.

Social/Administrative Contributions: Relevant reflections are presented for institutional policymakers, universities, technology parks, governments, and other institutions interested in strengthening an entrepreneurship-oriented culture.


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Author Biographies

Daiane Tretto da Rocha, Federal University of Roraima - Boa Vista (RR)

PhD student in Administration at Universidade Nove de Julho, Master's degree in Society and Borders from the Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), postgraduate specialization in Project Management with an emphasis on PMI, and postgraduate specialization in Higher Education Teaching Methodology. Holds a bachelor's degree in Administration. Works as a faculty member in the Administration program at the Federal University of Roraima (UFRR).

Cristina Dai Prá Martens, Nove de Julho University - Uninove - Sao Paulo (SP)

Cristina Dai Prá Martens is Doctor in Business Administration at PPGA/EA/UFRGS. She is coordinator of the DBA & Master in Project Management (PPGP-UNINOVE) and professor in the Master and Doctorate Program in Business Administration (PPGA-UNINOVE) at Nove de Julho University. Her research interests include entrepreneurship, information management and project management.


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How to Cite

Rocha, D. T. da, & Dai Prá Martens, C. (2023). The relationships between entrepreneurial orientation and business structuring in the process of incubation. International Journal of Innovation, 11(3), e25118.