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This research aims to verify the relationship between the open innovation practices and knowledge absorptive capacity in business incubators from Chile, Israel and Italy. Furthermore, this research examines how this affects the outcomes (business incubators performance). The research was conducted in the light of theoretical excerpts and application of a survey to specialists, with knowledge about the investigated object, selected by scientific and technical criteria. The data were extracted by means of a matrix of judgement in which experts made their judgments about the variables investigated. In order to reduce subjectivity in the results achieved, the following methods were used: multicriterial analysis and neurofuzzy technology. The produced results were satisfactory, validating the presented proposal.
Keywords: Open innovation practices, knowledge absorptive capacity, business incubators, business incubators performance, experience from Chile, Israel and Italy.
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