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

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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 ...
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Overview

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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"An intriguing book."--Metro

"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

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

"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469609843
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 8/12/2013
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 480,331
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Entrepreneurial Opportunity 9

2 Entrepreneurial Science 22

3 Enterprise Creation 38

4 Social Entrepreneurship 53

5 Multidisciplinary Centers 68

6 Leadership 85

7 Academic Roles 97

8 Culture and Structure 106

9 Teaching Entrepreneurship 118

10 Accountability 133

11 The New Donors and University Development 141

Conclusion 151

Notes 155

Acknowledgments 161

Index 163

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