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Academic entrepreneurship, technology transfer and society: where next?

Mike Wright ()

The Journal of Technology Transfer, 2014, vol. 39, issue 3, 322-334

Abstract: I outline a synthesis of micro and macro levels that attempts to provide a broader conceptualization of academic entrepreneurship and an appreciation of the contextual heterogeneity of academic entrepreneurship and the implications for how it occurs. The micro-level concerns how firms orchestrate their resources and capabilities, specifically knowing where resources come from and how to accumulate, bundle and configure them to generate sustainable returns. At the macro level, I analyse four different dimensions of context: temporal, institutional, social and spatial. Consequently, I argue that there is a need for a reconciliation of utilitarian and education-for-education’s sake perspectives on the role of universities. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Keywords: Spin-offs; Universities; Technology transfer; Academic entrepreneurship; N13; O31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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