Academic Entrepreneurship Framework: The Best Practices of Bragança Polytechnic Institute

  • José AdrianoEmail author
  • Paula Fernandes
  • Humberto Sampaio
  • Joana Lopes
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


Academics in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation studies have long been interested in the entrepreneurial behaviour of higher education researchers and in the entrepreneurial activities of higher education institutions more generally (Chrisman et al. 1995; Stuart and Ding 2006; Rothaermel et al. 2007). Some academics are in agreement that the contribution of academic researchers to business activities solves some imperfections in the transmission of knowledge, and motivates researchers to undertake projects with greater economic and social relevance (Gittelman and Kogut 2003; Etzkowitz 2004).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Adriano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paula Fernandes
    • 2
  • Humberto Sampaio
    • 3
  • Joana Lopes
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Informatics and CommunicationsPolytechnic Institute of BragançaBragançaPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Economics and ManagementPolytechnic Institute of BragançaBragançaPortugal
  3. 3.Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Office of IPBBragançaPortugal

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