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Description - Entrepreneurialism in Universities and the Knowledge Economy: Diversification and Organizational Change in European Higher Education by Michael Shattock

How entrepreneurial are European universities? Perhaps more than is generally realised. What are the factors that encourage entrepreneurialism to flourish in research, technology transfer, teaching, regional engagement and internationalization? How do different kinds of HEIs - , comprehensive, specialist, regional or private - , address these issues? What are the conditions which stimulate or inhibit the "academic entrepreneur"? And in what forms does entrepreneurialism contribute to the knowledge economy? This book, which is the product of a major EU funded research programme and is based on twenty-seven institutional case studies, attempts to offer answers to these questions through a series of cross national thematic studies. It considers how national systemic characteristics in financial arrangements, human resource management and institutional governance impact on entrepreneurialism and suggests ways in which individual initiative can be released and universities freed up to make their contribution to the EU Lisbon Strategy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780335235711
ISBN-10: 0335235719
Format: Paperback
(90mm x 60mm x 7mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Shattock

Michael Shattock is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London and was leader of the EUEREK project on which this book is based. He has published widely in higher education: his most recent books are Managing Successful Universities (Open University Press, 2003) and Managing Good Governance in Higher Education (Open University Press, 2006).

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