Published: Hans Rawhouser and Ian McDonough

Hans Rawhouser (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology) and Ian McDonough (Economics) published a paper with Chris Sutter (Miami), "Venture Acceleration and Entrepreneurial Growth in Central America," about accelerators supporting entrepreneurs in the most recent issue of the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. Using 24 months of pre- and post-intervention sales data from 139 ventures in a business accelerator in Central America, they found that facilitating resource acquisition was less important than the constraints (e.g. organizational inertia, family time constraints of participants) to change within the entrepreneurial ventures themselves. This work helps practitioners design programs that will enable economic growth as an economic development intervention.

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