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Economic Development Through Entrepreneurship

Government, University and Business Linkages Edited by Scott Shane, SBC Professor of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, US
Despite a wealth of efforts that examine separately the role entrepreneurs and universities play in economic development, no systematic effort has been made to examine the role universities play in promoting economic development through entrepreneurship. This book fills that gap, focusing on policy aspects of government–university partnerships with a discussion both of best practices and problematic strategies.

The book begins by tracing the history of American government–university–industry partnerships that have promoted economic development. In succeeding chapters, well-known scholars focus on linkages in different domains such as: technology transfer, innovation networks, brain drain, cluster-based planning, and manufacturing. Practitioner commentaries follow many of the chapters in order to present an evaluation of the arguments from the perspective of someone directly involved in the fostering of these relationships.
Extent: 264 pp
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Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 978 1 84376 855 5
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Publication Date: 2007
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics and Finance
  • Industrial Organisation
Despite a wealth of efforts that examine separately the role entrepreneurs and universities play in economic development, no systematic effort has been made to examine the role universities play in promoting economic development through entrepreneurship. This book fills that gap, focusing on policy aspects of government–university partnerships with a discussion both of best practices and problematic strategies.

The book begins by tracing the history of American government–university–industry partnerships that have promoted economic development. In succeeding chapters, well-known scholars focus on linkages in different domains such as: technology transfer, innovation networks, brain drain, cluster-based planning, and manufacturing. Practitioner commentaries follow many of the chapters in order to present an evaluation of the arguments from the perspective of someone directly involved in the fostering of these relationships.

Non-technical and accessible in nature, the chapters summarize existing knowledge and research in order to help policymakers, foundations, university officials, business leaders and other stakeholders create and enhance partnerships between universities and governments that encourage economic development through entrepreneurship.
Contributors: E. Bettinger, J. Butler, B. Carlsson, B. Craig, I. Feller, M. Fogarty, S. Helper, W. Jackson, M. Luger, D. Luria, H. Morrison, R. Pogue, C. Porto, E. Riley, W. Seelbach, S. Shane, R. Sheehan, M. Stanley, R. Strom, J. Thomson
Contents:
Introduction
Scott Shane
1. An Historical Perspective on Government-University Partnerships to Enhance Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Irwin Feller
Commentary
Richard Pogue
2. Government Policies to Encourage Economic Development through Entrepreneurship: The Case of Technology Transfer
Scott Shane
Commentary
Casey Porto
3. Creating Innovation Networks Among Manufacturing Firms: How Effective Extension Programs Work
Susan Helper and Marcus Stanley
Commentary
Daniel Luria
4. Investing in the MEMS Regional Innovation Networks and the Commercialization Infrastructure of Older Industrial States
Michael Fogarty
Commentary
William Seelbach
5. Buying Ohioans Loyalty? How State Financial Aid Affects Brain Drain
Eric Bettinger and Erin Riley
Commentary
Robert Sheehan
6. On SBA-Guaranteed Lending and Economic Growth
Ben Craig, William Jackson and James Thomson
Commentary
Robert Strom
7. Smart Places for Smart People: Cluster-based Planning in the 21st Century Knowledge Economy
Michael Luger
Commentary
Hunter Morrison
8. Regional Wealth Creation and the 21st Century: Women and 'Minorities' in the Tradition of Economic Strangers
John Butler
9. Universities, Entrepreneurship and Public Policy: Lessons from Abroad
Bo Carlsson
References Index