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Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED)
Entrepreneurship and Higher Education
Edited by Jonathan Potter. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  28 Oct 2008
Pages: 336 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264044098 , OECD Code: 842008031P1
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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.

Table of contents:

Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Towards an Analytical Framework for Policy Development by Jay Mitra, University of Essex
Chapter 2. Higher Education's Role in Entrepreneurship and Economic Development by Jay Mitra, University of Essex and Mathew J. Manimala, Indian Institute of Management
Chapter 3. Entrepreneurship Education in an Age of Chaos, Complexity and Disruptive Change by Eugene Luczkiw, Institute for Enterprise Education and Brock University
Chapter 4. Entrepreneurship Education in the United States by George Solomon, George Washington University
Chapter 5. Entrepreneurship Education in Europe by Karen Wilson, European Foundation for Entrepreneurship Research
Chapter 6. Benchmarking Entrepreneurship Education across US, Canadian, and Danish Universities by Anders Hoffman, Niels May Vibholt, and Morten Larsen of the Danish Agency for Enterprise and Construction and Mette Lindholt Moffet of the University of Colorado, Boulder
Chapter 7. Entrepreneurship Education for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe by Shaker Zahra of the University of Minnesota and Friedericke Welter of the Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research
Chapter 8. Developments in the Teaching of Entrepreneurship in European Transition Economies by Urmas Varblane and Tonis Mets of the University of Tartu, Estonia and Piero Formica of Jonkoping University, Sweden
Chapter 9. Higher Education, Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms and the Promotion of SME Innovation by Edward J. Malecki of Ohio State University
Chapter 10. University Knowledge Transfer and the Role of Academic Spin-Offs by Asa Lindholm Dahlstrand of Halmstad University, Sweden
Chapter 11. Technology Commercialisation and Universities in Canada by Rod B. McNaughton of the University of Waterloo, Canada
Chapter 12. Promoting Innovation in Slovenia through Knowledge Transfer to SMEs by Will Bartlett of the University of Bristol, UK and Vladimir Bukvic of CIMOS d.d. avtomobilska industrija, Slovenia
Chapter 13. Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms in the European Transition Economies by Piero Formica of Jonkoping University, Sweden and Tonis Mets and Urmas Varblane, University of Tartu, Estonia
Chapter 14. Entrepreneurship and Higher Education: Future Policy Directions by Jonathan Potter, OECD
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