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Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Exchange

1st Edition

Edited by Jay Mitra, John Edmondson


514 pages | 43 Color Illus. | 104 B/W Illus.

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Over the last several decades there has been a growing interest in the relationship between entrepreneurship and university-industry collaboration, namely how such cooperation can benefit entrepreneurship development at individual, national, and regional levels. While there are several refereed journal articles on different aspects of university-industry cooperation, most studies dwell primarily on instruments such as spin-offs, incubators and graduate entrepreneurs. This collection offers the first book-length compendium of international comparative perspectives on university-industry cooperation.

Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Exchange explores insights from a wide variety of countries of relevance to researchers as well as policy and decision makers, especially those working in developing economies. Seminal contributions from top academics in the field, such as Alan Gibb, Peter Scott, and Mary Walshok, are included. The issues of knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship, and regional/national economic regeneration have inspired countless programs and initiatives at national and regional levels, and the chapters in this book examine these initiatives, providing both a reference work and a record of practical experience.


"This book introduces and summarizes the fine work being done on the important intersection between higher education and entrepreneurship. It will be an indispensable tool for students of entrepreneurship, instructors and administrators, and government policymakers – all those interested in how entrepreneurship education can help entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in a region."David Ahlstrom, Chinese University of Hong Kong

"In an age when so much new knowledge is being generated and a growing population is hungrier than ever for progress (in many ways) the transfer of knowledge, the sharing of knowledge and the curricularisation of new knowledge by educational institutions is so very important if new and better ways of practice and behaviour are to become put to best possible use.

This book may serve academics including teachers and researchers especially well, but as a practitioner I also found its rich panorama of topics, and the questions raised, very stimulating and thought provoking. There is something here for those “doing the business” for sure." - Allen Barrell , Turkish Economic Review

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction Jay Mitra and John Edmondson Part II: History, Context, and Challenge 1. The Impact of Research and Education on Industry Terry Shinn 2. The Knowledge Society and the Production of Knowledge Peter Scott 3. Local Learning and International Experiences in Higher Education: Industry Relationships Jo Lorentzen 4. Consider Velasquez: Reflections on the Development of Entrepreneurship Programmes Jay Mitra 5. Triple Helix Systems: an Analytical Framework for Innovation Policy and Practice in the Knowledge Society M. Ranga and H. Etzkowitz 6. Individual and Institutional Drivers of Technology Transfer in Open Innovation G. Lauto, M. Bau, and C. Compagno Part III: Creating the Culture: Educating Entrepreneurially 7. Creating Conducive Environments for Learning and Entrepreneurship Alan Gibb 8. Experiential Internships: Understanding the Process of Student Learning in Small Business Internships M.E. Varghese, L. Carleton Parker, O. Adeokun, M. Shively, W. Burgess, A. Childress and A. Bessenbacher 9. The Duke University Experience Nathaniel Duvall 10. The End of Entrepreneurship: A Holistic Paradigm for Teaching and Learning about, for and through Enterprise Eugene Lucziw 11. Changing Struggles for Relevance in Eight Fields of Natural Science L.K. Hessels, H. van Lente, J. Grin and R.E.H.M. Smits Part IV: Gearing Cooperation and Entrepreneurship toward Regional Growth 12. An OECD Overview of Universities and Economic Growth Jonathan Potter 13. Common Trajectories of Regional Competitiveness in the Knowledge Economy: A European Investigation Maria Sole Brioschi and Lucio Cassia 14. Building Regional Innovation Capacity: The San Diego Experience Mary L. Walshok, Edward Furtek, Carolyn W.B. Lee, and Patrick H. Windham 15. Universities and their Local Partners: The Case of the University of Joensuu, Finland Perttu Vartiainen and Arto Viiri 16. University Enterprise: the Growth and Impact of University-related Companies in London D. Chapman, H. Lawton-Smith, P. Wood, T. Barnes and S. Romeo Part V: Gearing Cooperation and Entrepreneurship toward National Growth 17. Harnessing Innovation Potential? Institutional Approaches to Industry-Higher Education Research Partnerships in South Africa Glenda Kruss 18. SMEs and Innovation in the Netherlands: Spinning the Wheel - Knowledge Circulation in (Hydraulic) Motion Harry van Vliet and Janika Horvath 19. Toward an Ecosystem for Innovation in a Newly Industrialized Economy: Singapore and the Life Sciences Poh-Kam Wong 20. Fuelling a National Innovation System in Colombia Diana Lucio-Arias 21. Knowledge Transfer between SMEs and Higher Education Institutions: Differences Between Universities and Colleges of Higher Education in the Netherlands H. Delfmann and S. Koster 22. Organisational Transformation to Promote Knowledge Transfer at Universities and R&D Institutions in Sonora, Mexico J.I. Balderrama, L.V.G. Lopez, and C.V. Lafarga 23. Conclusion Jay Mitra and John Edmondson

About the Editors

Jay Mitra is Professor of Business Enterprise and Innovation and Director of the International Centre for Entrepreneurship Research at Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK. His most recent book is Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development (Routledge, 2012).

John Edmondson is Director of IP Publishing Ltd, a publishing house specializing in academic journals, and serves as Senior Enterprise Fellow at Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Industry and Higher Education and has contributed many articles and reviews to magazines and journals, including business and higher education issues and literature.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Entrepreneurship

This series extends the meaning and scope of entrepreneurship by capturing new research and enquiry on economic, social, cultural and personal value creation. Entrepreneurship as value creation represents the endeavours of innovative people and organisations in creative environments that open up opportunities for developing new products, new services, new firms and new forms of policy making in different environments seeking sustainable economic growth and social development. In setting this objective the series includes books which cover a diverse range of conceptual, empirical and scholarly topics that both inform the field and push the boundaries of entrepreneurship.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship