Entrepreneurship and Higher Education

Stimulating innovative and growth-oriented entrepreneurship is a key economic and societal challenge to which universities and colleges have much to contribute. This book examines the role that higher education institutions are currently playing through teaching entrepreneurship and transferring knowledge and innovation to enterprises and discusses how they should develop this role in the future. The key issues, approaches and trends are analysed and compared across a range of countries, from the experiences of the most entrepreneurial universities in North America to advanced European models and emerging practices in Central and Eastern Europe. It is clear that entrepreneurship engagement is a rapidly expanding and evolving aspect of higher education that requires proper support and development. The book stresses the need to expand existing entrepreneurship efforts and introduce more creative and effective approaches, building on the best practices highlighted from around the world. It will provide inspiration for those in higher education seeking to expand and improve their entrepreneurship teaching and knowledge-transfer activities, and for policy makers who wish to provide appropriate support initiatives and frameworks.

Published on October 10, 2008

In series:Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED)view more titles


Executive Summary
Towards an Analytical Framework for Policy Development
Higher Education's Role in Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Entrepreneurship Education in an Age of Chaos, Complexity and Disruptive Change
Entrepreneurship Education in the United States
Entrepreneurship Education in Europe
Benchmarking Entrepreneurship Education across US, Canadian and Danish Universities
Entrepreneurship Education for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe
Developments in the Teaching of Entrepreneurship in European Transition Economies
Higher Education, Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms and the Promotion of SME Innovation
University Knowledge Transfer and the Role of Academic
Technology Commercialisation and Universities in Canada
Promoting Innovation in Slovenia Through Knowledge Transfer to SMEs
Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms in the European Transition Economies
Entrepreneurship and Higher Education: Future Policy Directions
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