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Universities and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Edited by David B. Audretsch, Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development, Indiana University, Bloomington and Albert N. Link, Virginia Batte Phillips Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, US
Entrepreneurial ecosystems have emerged as one of the most dynamic forces shaping the economic performance of individuals, companies and regions. This book brings together some of the leading scholarship and research identifying and analyzing the role of universities in entrepreneurial ecosystems. Particular emphasis is given on the role of innovation, startups, SMEs and technology transfer both in shaping the entrepreneurial ecosystem, as well as the resulting impact on firm performance and regional economic performance.
Extent: 224 pp
Hardback Price: $130.00 Web: $117.00
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78643 278 0
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Universities
This book brings together leading research and scholarship on one of the newest and most compelling forces of economic growth, dynamism and innovation – entrepreneurial ecosystems. Particular emphasis is given to the role of innovation, startups, SMEs and technology transfer in shaping the entrepreneurial ecosystem, as well as its impact on firm performance and regional economic performance.

From the perspectives of theory, empirical analysis and public policy, this book shows why entrepreneurial ecosystems have become the new economic superstars in the global economy. It provides explicit analysis of policies promoting entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems, and examines the link between entrepreneurial ecosystems and universities.

This timely collection of research will be of interest not only to academics and scholars in economics and management, but also to thought leaders in public policy and business.

Introduction David B. Audretsch and Albert N. Link

1. Albert N. Link and John T. Scott (2003), ‘U.S. Science Parks: The Diffusion of an Innovation and its Effects on the Academic Missions of Universities’, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 21 (9), November, 1323–56

2. Albert N. Link and John T. Scott (2005), ‘Opening the Ivory Tower’s Door: An Analysis of the Determinants of the Formation of U.S. University Spin-off Companies’, Research Policy, 34 (7), September, 1106–12

3. Albert N. Link and John T. Scott (2006), ‘U.S. University Research Parks’, Journal of Productivity Analysis, 25 (1), April, 43–55

4. T. Taylor Aldridge and David Audretsch (2011), ‘The Bayh-Dole Act and Scientist Entrepreneurship’, Research Policy, 40 (8), October, 1058–67

5. T. Taylor Aldridge, David Audretsch, Sameeksha Desai and Venkata Nadella (2014), ‘Scientist Entrepreneurship Across Scientific Fields’, Journal of Technology Transfer, 39 (6), December, 819–35

6. David B. Audretsch, Erik E. Lehmann and Susanne Warning (2005), ‘University Spillovers and New Firm Location’, Research Policy, 34 (7), September, 1113–22

7. Albert N. Link, Donald S. Siegel and Barry Bozeman (2007), ‘An Empirical Analysis of the Propensity of Academics to Engage in Informal University Technology Transfer’, Industrial and Corporate Change, 16 (4), August, 641–55

8. Ahmed Alshumaimri, Taylor Aldridge and David B. Audretsch (2010), ‘The University Technology Transfer Revolution in Saudi Arabia’, Journal of Technology Transfer, 35 (6), December, 585–96

9. Albert N. Link and John Rees (1990), ‘Firm Size, University Based Research, and the Returns to R&D’, Small Business Economics, 2 (1), March, 25–31

10. Zoltan J. Acs, David B. Audretsch and Maryann P. Feldman (1992), ‘Real Effects of Academic Research: Comment’, American Economic Review, 82 (1), March, 363–7

11. David B. Audretsch and Paula E. Stephan (1996), ‘Company-Scientist Locational Links: The Case of Biotechnology’, American Economic Review, 86 (3), June, 641–52

12. Dennis Patrick Leyden and Albert N. Link (2013), ‘Knowledge Spillovers, Collective Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth: The Role of Universities’, Small Business Economics, 41 (4), December, 797–817

13. Bronwyn H. Hall, Albert N. Link and John T. Scott (2003), ‘Universities as Research Partners’, Review of Economics and Statistics, 85 (2), May, 485–91

14. David B. Audretsch, Dennis P. Leyden and Albert N. Link (2012), ‘Universities as Research Partners’, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 21 (5–6), September, 529–45

15. Marco Guerzoni, T. Taylor Aldridge, David B. Audretsch and Sameeksha Desai (2014), ‘A New Industry Creation and Originality: Insight from the Funding Sources of University Patents’, Research Policy, 43 (10), December, 1697–707