THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BUSINESS INCUBATOR SERVICES AND THE
PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPITAL OF TENANTS

PhD student Alison Ollerenshaw, together with Dr Angela Murphy, Prof Suzanne McLaren and A/Prof Helen Thompson from Federation University Australia are conducting research examining the support services offered at business incubators (such as networking; mediation and training offered) and the relationship with the positive psychological development of incubator tenants.

We wish to invite tenants at business incubators to participate in this research. Participation involves completing a brief online survey. Interviews are also being conducted for this research.

The research findings will provide important insights for the incubator industry and for incubator management in guiding the provision of support services that facilitate both tenants’ business growth and their positive psychological development.

For further information, or if you agree to participate in this research please go to the following website www.cerdi.edu.au/surveys/phd_study and follow the links to complete the online survey. Alternatively, please contact the student researcher (see contact details below).
A YouTube video briefly outlining the research and inviting tenants to participate in this research is also available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOpyQidO5Qo

This project has received approval from the Federation University Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee (project number: A17-110).

Alison Ollerenshaw                                               Dr Angela Murphy
PhD student                                                          Principal researcher
Federation University Australia                            Federation University Australia
E: a.ollerenshaw@federation.edu.au                   E: aa.murphy@federation.edu.au
T: +61 3 53276201                                               T: +61 3 5327 6198

Prof Suzanne McLaren                                        Assoc Prof Helen Thompson
Associate researcher                                           Associate researcher
Federation University Australia                           Federation University Australia
E: s.mclaren@federation.edu.au                         E: h.thompson@federation.edu.au