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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
 

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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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Cover[s] the importance of enterprise, leadership, changing culture, responsibility, and much more. . . . A vital entry into any community or college library collection that features insights into the future of education and societal change.—Midwest Book Review

A growing chorus of voices is insisting that the world's great problems will be solved only through innovative thinking and that such thinking can best be found at the research university. Right at the forefront of this group are Holden Thorp . . . and Buck Goldstein . . . and they lay out a persuasive case in Engines of Innovation.—BizEd

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:
1,361,640
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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Universities have enabled the American dream and are among our nation's greatest competitive strengths. However, the costs of a university education are unsustainably high, and there is pressure on virtually every traditional source of revenue. Universities must transform themselves, yet they face numerous barriers to change—starting with the tenure system. This book, by one of the new generation of innovative university presidents together with a leading venture capitalist, describes how universities can embark on a whole new path. The book is full of ideas for university leaders, trustees, alumni, philanthropists, and the business community.—Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School

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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