From Container Knowledge to Entrepreneurial Learning: The Role of Universities
AbstractThe new quality of international competition changes the function of universities dramatically. They have to ? in addition to their traditional role as sources of ideas, knowledge and intellectual capital ? become agents of innovations, i.e. entrepreneurial universities, enhance regional development and international competitiveness. The transformation of university produced knowledge into market-oriented innovations depends on the quality of academic entrepreneurship. The article analyses two competing approaches to promote academic entrepreneurship: The 'knowledge container' and the 'entrepreneurial learning' approach ? and their foundations in neoclassical and evolutionary growth theory. The obstacles to introduce entrepreneurial learning as an educational innovation are being analysed (non-innovative university culture/history/attitudes, bureaucratic over-regulation, defence of vested rights). The article finally discusses some conditions for successful academic entrepreneurship (corporate university entrepreneurs, change agents, inter-university competition, entrepreneurial universities as learning organisations)
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration, Tallinn University of Technology in its series Working Papers with number 150.
Date of creation: 2006
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Publication status: Published in Working Papers in Economics, School of Economics and Business Administration,Tallinn University of Technology (TUTWPE), Volume 21, Pages 27-42
Entrepreneurial university; academic entrepreneurship; container knowledge accumulation; entrepreneurial learning; educational innovations;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-04-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2007-04-21 (Education)
- NEP-ENT-2007-04-21 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-HRM-2007-04-21 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-INO-2007-04-21 (Innovation)
- NEP-IPR-2007-04-21 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-KNM-2007-04-21 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
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