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Fuller, Andrea; Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Endowment growth in 2011 came in no small part because universities have increasingly invested in private equity--the same private equity that has become a hot-button issue on the 2012 campaign trail, with some candidates and commentators calling into question its social value. Private equity is "of increasing significance" for endowments. It made…
Descriptors: Endowment Funds, Investment, Educational Finance, Colleges
Hess, Frederick M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2007
To an unprecedented degree, this is the era of educational entrepreneurship. Unconventional thinkers have waded into the world of K-12 education, founded influential organizations, and upended conventions. They have developed new models for delivering instruction or recruiting teachers and have applied old-fashioned practices with inspired…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Restructuring, Human Capital, Entrepreneurship
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Naik, B. M.; Kandlikar, W. S.; Shirkhedkar, M. P. – Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
Which government does not want to generate hi-tech employment, high pay international jobs, spur industrial growth, and make education globally competitive? Then it must install research parks, incubators, Patent & IPR to facilitate commercial exploitation of sunrise technologies. Industries world over are seen flocking round the advanced…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Higher Education, Role of Education, Economic Development
Vander Ark, Tom – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2009
In this paper, the author sketches a vision depicting some of the ways in which technology could revolutionize the traditional school environment--with static, printed texts replaced by adaptive, digital learning and virtual learning communities supplementing seat time. He argues that any such transformation, however, is dependent upon investment…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Private Financial Support
Boettcher, Judith V. – Campus Technology, 2007
Funding models for distance and online learning are in a state of flux even at some established institutions. A funding model might be instituted at the launch of distance and online learning programs and be quite effective in providing support and investment of new programs--only to be modified over time and under new administrative management or…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Online Courses, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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Trapido, Denis – Social Forces, 2007
How does a history of competition between two economic actors affect their willingness and ability to work together for mutual benefit? Existing theory and research offer mixed predictions and answers. The competitive embeddedness hypothesis suggested here postulates that the likelihood of cooperation between two firms is positively related to the…
Descriptors: Industry, Familiarity, Competition, Organizational Theories
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2001
Explains how for Michael M. Crow, executive vice provost at Columbia University, knowledge is a form of venture capital. This means pushing Columbia beyond the usual role of creating knowledge and disseminating it in traditional manners, and instead taking the knowledge, incubating it, and projecting it using tools like the Internet. (SM)
Descriptors: College Administration, Computer Uses in Education, Global Approach, Higher Education
Kowal, Julie; Ableidinger, Joe – Public Impact, 2011
In recent years, national policymakers have placed new emphasis on "school turnarounds" as a strategy for rapid, dramatic improvement in chronically failing schools, calling on education leaders to turn around performance in the 5,000 lowest-achieving schools nationwide. This goal may seem daunting, given the dismal success rates of…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Evidence, Business, Nonprofit Organizations
Earls, Alan Robert – Connection: New England's Journal of Higher Education and Economic Development, 2001
Discusses the commercialization of academic research at New England's colleges and universities. Describes the origins of the trend, the region's leadership in research funding, the role of venture capital and business incubators in academic research, and the long-term impacts. Includes tables of research and development spending and patents…
Descriptors: Colleges, Corporate Support, Educational Trends, Higher Education
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Garrison, Mark J. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
Education "reform" is unfolding at an unprecedented rate, with little public input. The most discussed factor driving this transformation is the nearly $5 billion in discretionary funding provided to the United States Department of Education (USDOE) by the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" (ARRA), known as Race…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), Educational Legislation
Hess, Frederick M., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2008
"The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship" examines the challenge of creating innovative and productive entrepreneurial activity in American education. In the course of exploring these challenges, the book considers a number of crucial issues and circumstances: existing "barriers to entry" that prohibit or obstruct entrepreneurial efforts; the…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Educational Change, Talent Development, Elementary Secondary Education
National Math and Science Initiative, 2008
Scaling Effective Programs is a category of giving that is quite unique. Philanthropists have many different interests that guide their giving, but Scaling Effective Programs offers an approach that can produce lasting transformation. This guide speaks to funders who: (1) view their giving as venture capital that stimulates other giving; (2) want…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Teacher Education Programs
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. – 1995
This publication describes Venture Capital grants, which are awarded to Ohio schools for school-improvement efforts. Originating in the business sector, the concept of Venture Capital represented corporate earning or individual savings invested in a new or fresh enterprise. The grants are designed to be long-term, evolving efforts focused on a…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Sarah L. Kieweg had her own nice surprise when the University of Central Florida contacted her. She understood quite a bit about her father's pioneering work on artificial intelligence in the 1990s. Still, in 2006, eight years after he died of a heart attack, at age 50, the call from the university came out of the blue: some of James R. Driscoll's…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, Artificial Intelligence, College Faculty
Appalachia, 1986
Five panelists discuss alternatives to venture capital sources for Appalachian business expansion, new institutions created or supported by state and local governments to provide capital, and how businesses can best position themselves to take advantage of all capital sources. (NEC)
Descriptors: Capital, Economic Development, Financial Support, Private Financial Support
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