Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century

Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century

by Holden Thorp, Buck Goldstein
     
 

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In Engines of Innovation, Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein make the case for the pivotal role of research universities as agents of societal change. They argue that universities must use their vast intellectual and financial resources to confront global challenges such as climate change, extreme poverty, childhood diseases, and an impending worldwide shortage

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In Engines of Innovation, Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein make the case for the pivotal role of research universities as agents of societal change. They argue that universities must use their vast intellectual and financial resources to confront global challenges such as climate change, extreme poverty, childhood diseases, and an impending worldwide shortage of clean water. They provide not only an urgent call to action but also a practical guide for our nation's leading institutions to make the most of the opportunities available to be major players in solving the world's biggest problems.
A preface and a new chapter by the authors address recent developments, including innovative licensing strategies, developments in online education, and the value of arts and sciences in an entrepreneurial society.

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Thorp and Goldstein make a strong case for their vision.—Raleigh News & Observer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469609843
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
08/12/2013
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
418,603
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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It is widely recognized that innovative entrepreneurs play a critical role in the technical progress and economic growth of our society. With the help of this excellent book, colleges and universities can begin to design and more effectively to establish programs in entrepreneurship.—William J. Baumol, academic director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, New York University

Meet the Author

Holden Thorp is provost of Washington University in St. Louis.

Buck Goldstein is University Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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