IGL Trials

IGL is undertaking and supporting a number of randomised controlled trials globally.

Is collective bootstrapping with peer selection an effective and scalable model to promote grassroots entrepreneurship? How does it compare with traditional low-cost approaches such as self-learning MOOCs, group commitment devices and participation in startup meetups?

Will increased exposure to the principles of effectuation accelerate novice entrepreneurs’ development of entrepreneurial expertise? What kind of pedagogical tools and methods can provide that exposure and opportunities for deliberate practice?

What are the most effective methods to match entrepreneurs with mentors within the context of (online) entrepreneurship education?

What is the effectiveness of goal setting and accountability to promote business growth and learning outcomes?

Why does growth stall in high-growth potential, second-stage companies, and can we intervene to overcome this?

This research seeks to address why growth rates so often peter out in adolescent firms, and why so few make it to “grownup” status.

Is there an effect of incubator spaces on the survival of startups and their economic performance? And if so, why?

Can a more focused, mini-accelerator programme be an effective and low-cost approach to increase startups’ growth?

What is the impact of different types of knowledge transfer activities on the number and quality of business-science interactions?

What is the impact of different types of entrepreneurial training programmes?

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