ABSTRACT The local government of Andalusia runs several public programmes, aimed at encouraging new business start-ups, and is responsible for stimulating the local economy. It is known that companies that have followed a business training programme and have the support of a specialized technical advisory service with a lower rate of failure. This presentation analyses the programmes that make up the map of existing mechanisms. One of these shall be studied in depth: The “Business Schools” programme; part of the Territorial Entrepreneur Support Network. “Business Schools” came into being in the early nineties and were designed to set up social economy companies in rural districts and encourage the settlement of people in those areas. The doctrine that indicates the synergies existing between companies that coexist in certain surroundings is extensive. A series of commercial links can be seen to be generated between companies included in this programme, harnessing the value, not only of this type of programme, but also of the companies themselves. We can therefore conclude that incubation in these centres provides the companies involved with certain common characteristics, which result in collaboration amongst them and a healthy tendency to participate in business cooperation projects.
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nullJ. Valenciano, J. Toril and J. Mangin, "The “Business Schools” Programme, within the Framework of The Territorial Network of Support to the Entrepreneur in Andalusia (Spain)," iBusiness, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2010, pp. 326-332. doi: 10.4236/ib.2010.24042.
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