We now have completed a first version of an article describing and contrasting six different VCPs in Sweden, Norway, Belgium and USA. The article is based on interviews with the manager of each VCP, using an interview template covering various aspects of a VCP. When we analysed the empirical material, we could see some interesting characteristics more or less common. These trends were:
- An origin typology of the idea upon which the venture is based (student vs external idea)
- The importance of interdisciplinarity in program design
- The central role of legal and emotional ownership towards the venture created, and
- A focus on the process rather than the ‘conventional functional paradigms’
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