Business incubator: its role and challenges ahead based on bibliometric analysis

Muhamad Ahsan, Niluh Putu Evvy Rossanty


The purpose of this study is to provide views on the role of business incubators in supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Bibliometric analysis methods (bibliometric coupling and co-word) were used to evaluate 430 business incubator databases from Web of Science in the last five years (2019-2023). The results show that the contribution of business incubators to entrepreneurship is highly dependent on social capital (network) as part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem element. The cluster themes found are discussed on the implications of theory and practice. Keywords: business incubator; entrepreneurial ecosystem; social capital theory; bibliometric analysis.

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