Reformulating the ‘incubator’ concept returns this to its roots. The focus is an analysis of the formation, development and impact of a National Park, Koli NP in Northern Karelia, a remote area on the Finno-Russian border. Unlike all other Finnish National Parks, Koli is managed by a research organisation, METLA, the Finnish Forest Research Institute. It thus has some interesting similarities to consciously instituted university-based incubators, which are designed to exploit the knowledge base of the incubator’s host. Koli’s incubator role, however, is ‘accidental’. We thus distinguish ‘accidental’ and ‘purposive’ incubators.
Watkins, David S.
"KOLI NATIONAL PARK: INCUBATION FOR REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION THROUGH MULTI-LEVEL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (INTERACTIVE PAPER),"
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