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Grounding the dream of African innovation hubs: two cases in Kigali

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Innovation hub organizations have become a fixture in African cities. Proponents of hubs commonly envision them to function as network infrastructures. Specifically, hubs are conceived of as network intermediaries within entrepreneurial ecosystems, allowing for seamless collaboration between diverse actors. This paper grounds such visions and conceptualizations, presenting case studies of two hubs in Rwanda: kLab and The Office. It draws on interviews with 47 participants with a stake in tech...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1142/S1084946718500127

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
ORCID:
0000-0003-1847-9067
Clarendon Fund More from this funder
Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship More from this funder
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
2
Publication date:
2018-06-01
Acceptance date:
2018-05-20
DOI:
EISSN:
1793-706X
ISSN:
1084-9467
Pubs id:
pubs:865250
URN:
uri:d69165d8-68c2-4cf3-b253-b563cc3dbf70
UUID:
uuid:d69165d8-68c2-4cf3-b253-b563cc3dbf70
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pubs:865250

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