Academic enterprise and regional economic growth: towards an enterprising university

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/93644
Title:
Academic enterprise and regional economic growth: towards an enterprising university
Authors:
Woollard, David; Zhang, Michael; Jones, Oswald
Citation:
Industry and higher education, 2007, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 387-404
Publisher:
I P Publishing Ltd.
Publication Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/93644
Additional Links:
http://www.ippublishing.com/ihe.htm
Abstract:
This paper examines the potential and actual contributions to regional development and growth that UK higher education institutions can make through their 'third mission' activities. The authors adopt a case study approach and qualitative methods to analyse the details of academic activities, especially those related to business sectors and the welfare of local communities. Their data and analysis show that university-wide academic enterprise activities are not systematically organized or coordinated. The very concept of 'academic enterprise' has not been well received by the majority of academic staff. The findings have two major policy and managerial implications. First, there needs to be a reduction in the reliance on income from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in response to the progressive decrease in unit funding. Second, universities need to enhance employer-led curriculum development both through the creation of new businesses and by improving university-business links.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published in Industry and Higher Education, published by and copyright I P Publishing Ltd.
Keywords:
Academic entrepreneurship; Academic enterprise; Regional development; University-business links
ISSN:
0950-4222

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWoollard, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorJones, Oswalden
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-04T13:33:56Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-04T13:33:56Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationIndustry and higher education, 2007, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 387-404en
dc.identifier.issn0950-4222-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2173/93644-
dc.descriptionFull-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published in Industry and Higher Education, published by and copyright I P Publishing Ltd.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the potential and actual contributions to regional development and growth that UK higher education institutions can make through their 'third mission' activities. The authors adopt a case study approach and qualitative methods to analyse the details of academic activities, especially those related to business sectors and the welfare of local communities. Their data and analysis show that university-wide academic enterprise activities are not systematically organized or coordinated. The very concept of 'academic enterprise' has not been well received by the majority of academic staff. The findings have two major policy and managerial implications. First, there needs to be a reduction in the reliance on income from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in response to the progressive decrease in unit funding. Second, universities need to enhance employer-led curriculum development both through the creation of new businesses and by improving university-business links.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherI P Publishing Ltd.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ippublishing.com/ihe.htmen
dc.subjectAcademic entrepreneurshipen
dc.subjectAcademic enterpriseen
dc.subjectRegional developmenten
dc.subjectUniversity-business linksen
dc.titleAcademic enterprise and regional economic growth: towards an enterprising universityen
dc.typeArticleen
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