Higher Education

, Volume 75, Issue 4, pp 743–745 | Cite as

Lene Foss and David V. Gibson (eds.): the entrepreneurial university: context and institutional change, Routledge, London, 2015, 285pp

  • Wenjie Liu

Approximately two decades ago, Etzkowitz (1998) and Clark (1998) alerted the world to the emergence of an entrepreneurial university. Today, entrepreneurial universities play more and more significant role in motivating regional development and stimulating national competiveness (Hoskinson and Kuratko 2014). There are increasing tendencies that traditional universities around the world have in establishing themselves as entrepreneurial universities in response to the new expectations. While institutional arrangements differ university by university and region by region, there is no unique path to follow. The recently published book “The Entrepreneurial University: Context and Institutional Change” edited by Lene Foss and David V. Gibson arrives at the right moment and could give us valuable case studies on how universities respond to the challenge.

Apart from the opening chapter and the closing chapter, the ten intervening chapters present in-depth case narratives of ten universities...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Higher Education Research, Beihang UniversityBeijingChina

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