Higher Education and Technological Transference as Tools for Entrepreneurship in Regional Development

  • Manuel Aguilar YusteEmail author
Part of the Studies on Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics book series (ESID)


This chapter deals with the necessary connection among entrepreneurship and regional development, among entrepreneurship and digital economy. These are two of the main topics of this book. Although this bidirectional relationship can be carried out from a number of points of view, we will be focused on how higher education can foster entrepreneurship. The high rate of unemployment among young people, even after university studies, in the first decade of the twenty-first century, and their high level of education and training, make us entertain doubts if our present Higher Education System is prepared to solve this serious social problem, and if University can foster an ‘entrepreneurship culture’ in our society and help make the change in our territory.


Entrepreneurship Higher education Development Knowledge transfer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business Management and Sociology at the University of ExtremaduraBadajozSpain

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