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dc.contributor.authorMortara, Letiziaen
dc.contributor.authorParisot, Nicolasen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-03T09:03:45Z
dc.date.available2016-03-03T09:03:45Z
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationMortara et al. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (2016)en
dc.identifier.issn1368-2148
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/254118
dc.description.abstractFabrication spaces (fab-spaces), such as TechShops or FabLabs, provide access to sophisticated digital manufacturing technologies to individuals. They could be a new institutional context which influences entrepreneurial behaviour. To understand how this might happen, we used a grounded approach to examine the experience of 8 individuals who have benefitted from fab-spaces to push forward their entrepreneurial ventures. This examination led to the development of new hypotheses regarding the potential role of fabspaces in the entrepreneurial journey. In particular, it has emerged that fab-spaces might affect the entry phase of a new venture by lowering the "perception of performance" threshold. Fab-spaces also affect post-entry barriers, as they provide an opportunity to entrepreneurs for fast learning, and consequently, to establish effective routines. However, this paper also shows how these positive effects might be moderated by fab-spaces’ institutional setup, chiefly their location and cultural characteristics.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project has been carried out within the UK – EPSRC - ESRC-sponsored project “Bit-by-bit: Capturing value from the digital fabrication revolution” (EP/K039598/1).
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInderScience
dc.subjectFabLabsen
dc.subjectMakespaceen
dc.subjectHakerspacesen
dc.subjectTechShopsen
dc.subjectfabrication spacesen
dc.subjectMakersen
dc.subjectPeer Productionen
dc.subject3D printingen
dc.subjectadditive manufacturingen
dc.subjectbarriers to entrepreneurshipen
dc.subjectcrowdfundingen
dc.subjectKnowledge Intensive Business Servicesen
dc.subjectincubatorsen
dc.titleHow do Fab-spaces enable entrepreneurship? Case studies of “Makers” - entrepreneursen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. It is currently under an indefinite embargo pending publication by InderScience.en
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameInternational Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Managementen
dc.rioxxterms.funderEPSRC
dc.rioxxterms.funderESRC
dc.rioxxterms.projectidEP/K039598/1
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-01-31en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016en
dc.contributor.orcidMortara, Letizia [0000-0003-0461-5339]
dc.identifier.eissn1741-5195
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/K039598/1)


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