Catalysing entrepreneurship in and around universities

Duruflé, Gilles, Hellmann, Thomas and Wilson, Karen Catalysing entrepreneurship in and around universities. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 34 (4). (Accepted)

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Abstract

In recent years universities have been taken by a new wave of entrepreneurial activities. Originally universities engaged with entrepreneurship mostly in terms of commercializing innovations based on research in the sciences. The new initiatives are instead focused on students and recent alumni, and encompass a much wider set of entrepreneurial initiatives, including student work spaces, accelerators programs or industry partnerships. This paper examines these emergent entrepreneurial activities in and around universities, and then asks what the role of government policy is? It argues that any policy approach will have to understand the multi-faceted nature of these new initiatives, and be sensitive to the porous nature of the boundaries between university and private sector activities.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: finance, entrepreneurship, universities, commercialization, student start-ups, accelerators
Subject(s): Entrepreneurship
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2018 11:33
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 11:33
Funders: n/a
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/6990

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