ERIC Number: ED421938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Entrepreneurial Universities: Organizational Pathways of Transformation. Issues in Higher Education.
Clark, Burton R.
This book examines issues related to the entrepreneurial transformation of universities using a study of five European universities which have been working to become more enterprising and entrepreneurial for eight or more years. The five institutions were: the University of Warwick (England); the University of Twente (the Netherlands); the University of Strathclyde (Scotland); Chambers University of Technology (Sweden); and the University of Joensuu (Finland). Each institution was visited twice for one- to two-week visits during late 1994 and in 1995 and 1996. Chapter 1 identifies the five common elements of successful institutional transformation: (1) a strengthened steering core; (2) an expanded developmental periphery; (3) a diversified funding base; (4) a stimulated academic heartland; and (5) an integrated entrepreneurial culture. These elements are then used as a basis for five institutional case studies which comprise the following five chapters. The final chapter places these organizing concepts into a larger framework of university transformation and suggests that the university-environment relationship is characterized by a deepening asymmetry between environmental demand and institutional capacity to respond, resulting in a need for an overall capacity to respond flexibly and selectively to change. (Contains approximately 150 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Finance, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Environment, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Universities
Elsevier Science Regional Sales, 665 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10010 (paperback: ISBN-0-08-0433545; hardcover: ISBN-0-08-0433421, $27).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association of Universities, Paris (France).