In 2013 Etzkowitz refered to the entrepreneurial university as “an efflorescence of embryonic characteristics that exist ‘in potentio’ in any academic enterprise”. Multi-faceted, entrepreneurial universities activities are combinations of strategic intent and responses to stakeholder’s demands, in the form of policies, grant-tenders and industry partnerships. Beyond entrepreneurship education, research/technology transfer and start-up support, entrepreneurial universities shall contribute to entrepreneurial societies by providing leadership for creating entrepreneurial thinking, actions, institutions, and an overall entrepreneurship capital (Audretsch, 2006, 2012). In this scenario, how to bridge the gaps between entrepreneurial universities’ activities and their stakeholders? How can entrepreneurial universities effectively contribute to building entrepreneurial societies? What is the future of Entrepreneurial Universities?
This article collection aims to address these broad questions, by presenting case studies from around the world about the following issues:
– Science with and for Society, Quadruple/Quintuple Helix, Co-creation and Knowledge Spill-overs in entrepreneurial universities;
– Policy Impact: Push-Pull forces, response-strategies and alliances in the relationship between policy-makers and entrepreneurial universities;
– Administration, managerialism, leadership and cultural issues in Entrepreneurial Universities;
– Support-networks and peer-group learning systems in international, national, regional and/or local settings (physical or virtual);
– Bridging-formats and hybrid-organisations: entrepreneurship centres, accelerators, living-labs, co-working and maker-spaces, cross-sector hubs for innovation, etc.;
– Gaps and issues leading from the classroom to the incubator: Students’ or educators’ perspectives; Pedagogics and evaluation in entrepreneurship education; Bridging and support mechanisms leading to incubation; Industry involvement; Academic spin-offs.
– Gaps and issues leading from the research lab to the technology transfer offices: researchers’ and administrator’s perspectives; TTO support mechanisms and performance measurement;
We would like to invite you to address these issues posing your own specific questions, preferably applying case-study method, but you may follow other research methods as appropriate. An ideal article combines theoretical, empirical and policy elements, although the balance may differ.
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