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ERIC Number: EJ983062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1474-8460
The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century
Taylor, Mark P.
London Review of Education, v10 n3 p289-305 2012
Burton Clark's 1998 monograph, "Creating Entrepreneurial Universities: Organizational Pathways of Transformation," has become seminal in the literature on entrepreneurialism in universities. In this paper I re-examine the validity of Clark's analysis through an interview study of one of his original entrepreneurial universities, namely Warwick University; at the same time, I seek to remedy some of the defects in Clark's original study. The study affirms that the entrepreneurial culture that Clark identified some 15 years ago still persists at Warwick University. I speculate on the reasons why this culture has persisted, discuss the suitability of the entrepreneurial university in the post-2012 era and stress the importance of distinguishing between commercialism and Clark's concept of entrepreneurialism. (Contains 1 table, 6 figures, and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)