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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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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1142/S1084946718500127

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1847-9067
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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
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EISSN:
1793-706X
ISSN:
1084-9467
Source identifiers:
865250
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pubs:865250
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uuid:d69165d8-68c2-4cf3-b253-b563cc3dbf70
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pubs:865250
Deposit date:
2018-07-09

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