Entrepreneurial universities: emerging models in the new social and economic landscape

Abstract

The purpose of this paper and the special issue is to improve our understanding of the theoretical, empirical, managerial and political implications of emerging models of entrepreneurial universities in the new social and economic landscape. We accomplish this objective by examining the role of entrepreneurial universities as drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship activities. Our analysis starts with an overview by outlining an overarching framework. This allows us to highlight the contributions made in this special issue within the framework. We conclude by outlining an agenda for future research and discuss implications for university managers, policy makers, and other academic agents involved in the development of entrepreneurial/innovation ecosystems.

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Notes

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    Specially, USA and Europe experimented the strong effects of this economic transition (Van Der Zwan et al. 2013; Charles et al. 2014).

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    During the period of December 2014 to April 2016, these papers were selected from 45 proposal received from researchers located across the world. The final selection was based on double reviews.

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    In order to boost innovation and to promote entrepreneurship, public policy has also actively supported the ‘mission-oriented’ countries like the UK and USA (Brown and Mason 2014).

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    For further information, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/knowledge_society/index_en.htm.

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The Guest Editors of the Special Issue acknowledge the support provided by David Audretsch, Editor-in-Chief, Small Business Economics. We also appreciate the time and hard work of many colleagues who volunteered to review the manuscripts and offered valuable advice to the authors (confidentiality rules do not permit to list their names).

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Guerrero, M., Urbano, D., Fayolle, A. et al. Entrepreneurial universities: emerging models in the new social and economic landscape. Small Bus Econ 47, 551–563 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-016-9755-4

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Keywords

  • Entrepreneurial university
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ecosystem
  • Social and economic landscape
  • Impacts
  • USA
  • Europe