Entrepreneurial Universities and Support Mechanisms: A Spanish Case Study

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 144-160, 2011

Posted: 13 May 2011 Last revised: 24 May 2011

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Maribel Guerrero

University of Deusto - Deusto Business School

Nuria Toledano

Autonomous University of Barcelona

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This paper analyses the support mechanisms for entrepreneurship and innovation provided by entrepreneurial universities. Concretely, using a qualitative methodology the case of Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in Spain is studied. Based on institutional economics approach, the influences of institutions on university potential entrepreneurs (students and faculty) are explored. The main results demonstrate that the success of these mechanisms could be the combination of them according with the specific necessities and requirements of the university. Both, academic and practical implications derive from these results, to improve the creation and development of entrepreneurial universities.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial universities, Entrepreneurship support mechanisms, Institutional economics, Qualitative methodologies, Spain

JEL Classification: M13, L26, I23, I28

Suggested Citation

Guerrero, Maribel and Toledano, Nuria and Urbano, David, Entrepreneurial Universities and Support Mechanisms: A Spanish Case Study (2007). International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 144-160, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1838613

Maribel Guerrero (Contact Author)

University of Deusto - Deusto Business School ( email )

Camino de Mundaiz, 50
San Sebastian, 20012
Spain

Nuria Toledano

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Plaça Cívica
Cerdañola del Valles
Barcelona, Barcelona 08193
Spain

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Edifici B, Campus UAB
Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193
Spain
34935811209 (Phone)

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