Examining the Role of Entrepreneurial Universities in Regional Development

Examining the Role of Entrepreneurial Universities in Regional Development

Ana Dias Daniel (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Aurora A.C. Teixeira (Universidade do Porto, Portugal), and Miguel Torres Preto (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Release Date: September, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 360
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0174-0
ISBN13: 9781799801740|ISBN10: 1799801748|EISBN13: 9781799801764|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799801757
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Universities are becoming more entrepreneurial, and for local communities and companies, this has increased their economic standings tenfold. However, the competitiveness of developing economies thanks to these financially focused institutions has likewise increased.

Examining the Role of Entrepreneurial Universities in Regional Development provides emerging research exploring how universities foster and support entrepreneurship and the development of a more entrepreneurial organization and highlights the importance of this process for local communities and companies. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as institutional entrepreneurship, public management, and economic contribution, this book is ideally designed for university presidents, provosts, rectors, chancellors, board members, managers, business professionals, policymakers, academicians, students, and researchers.

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

  • Business Performance
  • Business Policy
  • Economic Contribution
  • Economic Theory
  • Emerging Economies
  • Institutional Entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Local Government
  • Public Management
  • Sector Management
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Ana Dias Daniel is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism (DEGEIT) at the University of Aveiro and a Researcher at the Research Unit in Governance Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP), Portugal. As a researcher her main interests are on management issues related to innovation, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial university, especially the dynamics that affect university-business collaboration, technology and knowledge transfer in order to stimulate socioeconomic development. A number of publications have been produced in these areas, as well as several entrepreneurship prizes have been awarded due to her work in the development of technology-based spin-offs. She is/was principal investigator of several national (e.g. ‘Entrepreneurial University: the case of Portuguese higher education and its impact on regional competitiveness’, PTDC/IVC-PEC/5514/2014 funded by the Portuguese National Funding Agency for Science, Research and Technology) and European funded projects. She is currently a partner in the RUNIN Marie Curie ITN on the role of universities in regional innovation, and Erasmus + project ‘More Entrepreneurial Life at European Schools (MELES)’. She also reviewer of several scientific journals and member of the scientific board of the Portuguese conference in the field of entrepreneurship education.

Aurora A.C. Teixeira is a full professor at the University of Porto, Portugal, where she holds the Chairs of Macroeconomics and Innovation Management. She received her Ph.D. from SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit (University of Sussex, UK), and she was a visiting scholar at the IC2, Texas Austin University (USA) and Bocconi University (Italy). She is member of the editorial board of Journal of Academic Ethics (Springer). She (co)authored/ edited 12 books and published more than eighty articles in journals indexed in Scopus and/or Web of Science. Her current research interests include technology commercialization, U-I linkages, economic growth, structural change, entrepreneurship, scientometrics, and academic ethics.

Miguel Torres Preto is an Associate Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. He is also a research fellow at IN+. His research work led to publications in international peer reviewed journals on issues concerning entrepreneurship, technological change, and multinationals. His research interests include performance effects of labour mobility, especially the value of entrepreneurial human capital at individual, regional, and international level.

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