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ERIC Number: EJ1013948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Entrepreneurial Capabilities and Organizational Transformation: Entrepreneurial Evolution at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Renault, Thiago; Carvalho de Mello, Jose Manoel
Industry and Higher Education, v27 n4 p313-322 Aug 2013
The Brazilian government has been fostering innovation through policies aimed at transferring technology from publicly funded science and technology organizations to the market. One response to this initiative has been an attempt by some universities to transform themselves into entrepreneurial institutions. In this paper the authors use a longitudinal case study to analyse the organizational transformation at the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering (COPPE) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro to become entrepreneurial. The analysis focuses on the entrepreneurial capabilities developed by this academic unit. It was found that the main capabilities developed were managing the university interface with outside parties; integrating public policy initiatives; supporting entrepreneurial activities; technology transfer; and managing shared resources. These five capabilities are interrelated and their development has occurred in tandem with the organizational transformation of the university. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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