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.
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
About 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.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition ix
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
Engines Revisited-A Three-Year Tune-Up 155
What People are Saying About This
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 changestarting 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