The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp 599–603

Creating Entrepreneurial Universities in the UK: Applying Entrepreneurship Theory to Practice

Original Paper

Abstract

In the modern knowledge economy higher educational institutions are being required to operate more entrepreneurially, commercialising the results of their research and spinning out new, knowledge-based enterprises. Like most large organisations, particularly those operating in the public sector, they are not traditionally suited to this role and often face the same sort of barriers to intrapreneurial activity as their counterparts in the private sector. In this note, the theories of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship development are used to identify what needs to be done and a case example is provided.

Keywords

entrepreneurship intrapreneurship universities 

JEL Classification

M130 – Entrepreneurship (New Firms: Startups) I280 – Education: Government Policy L200 – Firm Objectives, Organisation, and Behaviour: General L330 – Comparison of Public and Private Enterprises 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversity of SurreyGuildford, SurreyUK

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