Catalysing Entrepreneurship in and Around Universities

25 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2018 Last revised: 11 Jun 2018

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Gilles Duruflé

Quebec City Conference

Thomas F. Hellmann

University of Oxford - Said Business School; University of Oxford - Said Business School

Karen E. Wilson

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Date Written: May 1, 2018

Abstract

In recent years universities have been taken by a new wave of entrepreneurial activities. Originally universities engaged with entrepreneurship mostly in terms of commercializing innovations based on research in the sciences. The new initiatives are instead focused on students and recent alumni, and encompass a much wider set of entrepreneurial initiatives, including student work spaces, accelerators programs or industry partnerships. This paper examines these emergent entrepreneurial activities in and around universities, and then asks what the role of government policy is? It argues that any policy approach will have to understand the multi-faceted nature of these new initiatives, and be sensitive to the porous nature of the boundaries between university and private sector activities.

Suggested Citation

Duruflé, Gilles and Hellmann, Thomas F. and Wilson, Karen E., Catalysing Entrepreneurship in and Around Universities (May 1, 2018). Saïd Business School WP 2018-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3192978 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3192978

Gilles Duruflé (Contact Author)

Quebec City Conference ( email )

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Thomas F. Hellmann

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

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Oxford, OX1 1HP
Great Britain
+44 (0)1865 288937 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/community/people/thomas-hellmann

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP
Great Britain
+44 (0)1865 288937 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/community/people/thomas-hellmann

Karen E. Wilson

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ( email )

Paris
France

HOME PAGE: http://www.oecd.org

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