Academic Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation: A Business Management Perspective
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Academic Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation: A Business Management Perspective

Anna Szopa (Jagiellonian University, Poland), Waldemar Karwowski (University of Central Florida, USA) and Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)
Release Date: September, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 423
ISBN13: 9781466621169|ISBN10: 1466621168|EISBN13: 9781466621176|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2116-9

Description

In the ever changing scientific word, Academic entrepreneurship has emerged as a new and growing field. Referring to the creation and management of an environment for active support of knowledge exploitation and transfer, Academic entrepreneurship aims to encourage entrepreneurial behavior in the academic community.

Academic Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation: A Business Management Perspective provides a wide-ranging overview of the relationship between universities and organizations through the most recent and detailed research on university entrepreneurship. This book aims to be a reference source for students, researchers, and practitioners interested in the academic industry’s demand for technological innovation.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Networks
  • Business Management
  • Business process modeling
  • Economic Growth
  • Framework Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Academic Entrepreneurship
  • Linkages in networks of innovation
  • Science-to-Business Marketing
  • Technological Development
  • University Spin-Offs

Reviews and Testimonials

Scholars and practitioners of business, many of whom started in engineering, explore the emerging discipline that encourages fellows and institutional structures in the academic community to engage in entrepreneurial behavior. The topics include a critical review of academic entrepreneurship in India, entrepreneurship education at the University of Maryland, evidence from the University of Nicosia on cultivating entrepreneurial thinking through a management of innovation and technology course, the role of universities, as catalysts for venture creation, the case of publicly funded universities, and framework entrepreneurship process.

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Anna Szopa, PhD, designs and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. She holds an MS in Quality Management from Silesian University of Technology and earned her doctoral degree from Jagiellonian University examining innovation strategies of spin-off companies. She has twelve years experience in managing companies including research and consultancy. She awarded the fellowship of the The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff). She was a visiting researcher at Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute and University of Central Florida. Her primary research interests include university-industry relationships and university spin-offs. She is and editor of books about innovations, and published several articles in management journals and books.
Professor Waldemar Karwowski, PhD, DSc, PE is Professor and Chairman, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems and Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering at the University of Central Florida, USA. He holds an M.S. (1978) in Production Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland, and a PhD (1982) in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University. He was awarded DSc (dr habil.) degree in management science by the State Institute for Organization and Management in Industry, Poland (2004). He also received Honorary Doctorate degrees from three European universities. He is the author or coauthor of over 350 scientific publications, and is Certified Professional Ergonomist (BCPE). Dr. Karwowski was named the J. B. Speed School of Engineering Alumni Scholar for Research, University of Louisville (2004–2006). He served as member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Engineering Societies (2006–2007), and Executive Board of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, Washington, D.C. (2007-2009). Dr. Karwowski currently serves on the Committee on Human Systems Integration, National Research Council of the National Academies, USA (2007–2009), and as Editor of the Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing journal, and Editor-in-Chief of Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science journal. He is Past President of the International Ergonomics Association (2000-2003), and Past President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (2007).
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a professor in the Department of Business Administration and Accountability in the Faculty of Economics at The University of Oviedo (Spain). Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategic management, knowledge management, intellectual capital, and China. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Behaviour and Information Technology journal. Additionally, she is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (IJLIC) and the International Journal of Strategic Change Management (IJSCM). She is also Editor-in-Chief of IGI Global’s International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM), as well as editor for a number of IGI Global book publications and full book series.

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