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ERIC Number: EJ787863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
The Role of Universities in the Entrepreneurship Industry: Promoting the Entrepreneurship Agenda in HEIs
McGowan, Pauric; van der Sijde, Peter; Kirby, David
Industry and Higher Education, v22 n1 p49-59 Feb 2008
It is becoming increasing clear that a new industry--the entrepreneurship industry--is in the ascendant and that universities are a part of this development. Furthermore, the idea of the entrepreneurial university has only recently entered the debate. Promoting the entrepreneurship agenda within constituencies where it is not traditionally acknowledged is a peculiar challenge that requires the adoption and adaptation of traditional selling approaches ("valorisation mechanisms"), mindful that the product on offer ("entrepreneurship") is a service. Via three case studies, the role of universities in this new industry and the role of academic entrepreneurship are highlighted. (Contains 1 figure and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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