Developing Public Sector Entrepreneurship in the Universities: Accelerating Innovation in the North
The North East After Brexit: Impact and Policy
ISBN: 978-1-83909-012-7, eISBN: 978-1-83909-009-7
Publication date: 28 November 2019
There are increasing expectations and demands being placed on the universities to become more entrepreneurial. This entails universities becoming more entrepreneurial in their culture and processes as well as supporting entrepreneurship within and beyond the university setting. Entrepreneurial universities are key institutional actors in supporting entrepreneurship and economic growth.
For poorer regions, like the North east of England, entrepreneurial universities have an even more vital institutional role in supporting entrepreneurial ecosystems and taking a lead in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation. The growth of public sector entrepreneurship through government policies and programmes targeted at increasing the levels of entrepreneurship and innovation at national and regional levels provides new opportunities for entrepreneurial universities. The focus of this chapter is to explore some of the challenges and opportunities faced by entrepreneurial universities as they engage more with public sector entrepreneurship programmes, designed to increase the collaboration intensity between universities, industry and society. The chapter concludes by considering the implications of Brexit for entrepreneurial universities in the North East and their regions.
Cunningham, J.A. (2019), "Developing Public Sector Entrepreneurship in the Universities: Accelerating Innovation in the North", Liddle, J. and Shutt, J. (Ed.) The North East After Brexit: Impact and Policy (Brexit Studies Series), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 149-158. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-83909-009-720191011
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