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ERIC Number: ED504574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-28
Pages: 336
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-2640-4409-8
Entrepreneurship and Higher Education
Potter, Jonathan, Ed.
OECD Publishing (NJ3)
Stimulating innovative and growth-oriented entrepreneurship is a key economic and societal challenge to which universities and colleges have much to contribute. This book examines the role that higher education institutions are currently playing through teaching entrepreneurship and transferring knowledge and innovation to enterprises and discusses how they should develop this role in the future. The key issues, approaches and trends are analysed and compared across a range of countries, from the experiences of the most entrepreneurial universities in North America to advanced European models and emerging practices in Central and Eastern Europe. It is clear that entrepreneurship engagement is a rapidly expanding and evolving aspect of higher education that requires proper support and development. The book stresses the need to expand existing entrepreneurship efforts and introduce more creative and effective approaches, building on the best practices highlighted from around the world. It will provide inspiration for those in higher education seeking to expand and improve their entrepreneurship teaching and knowledge-transfer activities, and for policy makers who wish to provide appropriate support initiatives and frameworks. Following a Foreword and Executive Summary, contents includes: (1) Towards an Analytical Framework for Policy Development (Jay Mitra); (2) Higher Education's Role in Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (Jay Mitra, and Mathew J. Manimala); (3) Entrepreneurship Education in an Age of Chaos, Complexity and Disruptive Change (Eugene Luczkiw); (4) Entrepreneurship Education in the United States (George Solomon); (5) Entrepreneurship Education in Europe (Karen Wilson); (6) Benchmarking Entrepreneurship Education across US, Canadian, and Danish Universities (Anders Hoffman, Niels May Vibholt, Morten Larsen, and Mette Lindholt Moffet); (7) Entrepreneurship Education for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (Shaker Zahra, and Friedericke Welter); (8) Developments in the Teaching of Entrepreneurship in European Transition Economies (Urmas Varblane, Tonis Mets, and Piero Formica); (9) Higher Education, Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms and the Promotion of SME Innovation (Edward J. Malecki); (10) University Knowledge Transfer and the Role of Academic Spin-Offs (Asa Lindholm); (11) Technology Commercialisation and Universities in Canada (Rod B. McNaughton); (12) Promoting Innovation in Slovenia through Knowledge Transfer to SMEs (Will Bartlett, and Vladimir Bukvic); (13) Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms in the European Transition Economies (Piero Formica, Tonis Mets, and Urmas Varblane); and (14) Entrepreneurship and Higher Education: Future Policy Directions (Jonathan Potter.)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Denmark; North America; Slovenia; United States