From the entrepreneurial university to the university for the entrepreneurial society – enhancing entrepreneurship capital and facilitating behavior to prosper in an entrepreneurial society

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Abstract

This article examines how and why the role of the university in society has evolved over time. The paper argues that the forces shaping economic growth and performance have also influenced the corresponding role for the university. As the economy has evolved from being driven by physical capital to knowledge, and then again to being driven by entrepreneurship, the role of the university has also evolved over time. While the entrepreneurial university was a response to generate technology transfer and knowledge-based startups, the role of the university in the entrepreneurial society has broadened to focus on enhancing entrepreneurship capital and facilitating behavior to prosper in an entrepreneurial society.

 

The author:

 

“While the entrepreneurial university has a mandate to facilitate the commercialization of university research and generate startups and new ventures, the role of the university in the entrepreneurial society is considerably broader and more fundamental—to provide thinking, leadership and activity to enhance entrepreneurship capital. The goal of the university in the Entrepreneurial Society is not just to promote technology transfer and

increase the number of startups but to ensure that people thrive in the emerging entrepreneurial society.”

 

Source:

The Journal of Technology TransferDecember 2012From the entrepreneurial university to the university for the entrepreneurial societyDavid B. Audretsch

DOI10.1007/s10961-012-9288-1

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About Wilfred Mijnhardt
RMIMR is my virtual playground, a place to reflect on issues from my professional context, my job as Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). RSM is the international university based business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. More info here: www.rsm.nl Here is my list of relevant publications on the topic of my RMIMR weblog: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/694621/RMIMR-Repository/ The rss feed for my RMIMR collection is here: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/rss/694621/ Here is my other weblog on impact of research: http://www.scoop.it/t/dualimpact

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