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SILVA, José Magno da; SILVA, Carlos Eduardo Sanches da; BATISTA, Geanete Dias Morais  and  BITENCOURT, Maurício Pinho. The impact of the functions performed by managers in the incubator's results: a Survey accomplished by "Rede Mineira de Inovação". Prod. [online]. 2012, vol.22, n.4, pp. 718-733.  Epub Nov 21, 2011. ISSN 0103-6513.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65132011005000067.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the functions performed by managers and the results obtained by the incubator. The results considered were the following: the time period for manager's take over, the incubator's existence time period, the number of incubated companies, the number of firms graduated, and the achievement of ISO 9001 certification. The functions performed by managers of incubators are based on the Project Management Office (PMO). These functions are then grouped and their descriptions are adapted to the context of the incubators. A questionnaire was prepared and sent by e-mail to business incubators in the "Rede Mineira de Inovação". The data were collected, processed and analyzed statistically. The main results obtained showed that, the functions that contribute the most to the results of the incubator are: participating in the incubated enterprisers strategic planning and distributing available resources to them; and the functions that contribute the least to the results are: following up and checking out the performance of each business plan of the incubated companies.

Keywords : Business incubators; Incubator manager; Manager's functions; Project management office.

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