Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Oct 12, 2010 - Education - 184 pages
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In Engines of Innovation, Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein make the case for the pivotal role of research universities as agents of societal change. They argue that universities must use their vast intellectual and financial resources to confront global challenges such as climate change, extreme poverty, childhood diseases, and an impending worldwide shortage of clean water.

Combining their own experiences cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset within one of the nation's elite public universities with detailed descriptions of the approaches taken by others, Thorp and Goldstein provide not only an urgent call to action but also a practical guide for our nation's leading institutions to become major players in solving the world's biggest problems. The result is a provocative and thoughtful beginning to an important conversation among educators, their supporters and trustees, policymakers, and the public at large as to how the American research university can best meet its societal responsibilities.

All royalties from this book have been assigned by the authors to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to support innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Entrepreneurial Opportunity
9
2 Entrepreneurial Science
22
3 Enterprise Creation
38
4 Social Entrepreneurship
53
5 Multidisciplinary Centers
68
6 Leadership
85
7 Academic Roles
97
9 Teaching Entrepreneurship
118
10 Accountability
133
11 The New Donors and University Development
141
Conclusion
151
Notes
155
Acknowledgments
161
Index
163
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8 Culture and Structure
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Holden Thorp is Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Buck Goldstein is University Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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