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Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation

Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation

Edited by David B. Audretsch, Christopher S. Hayter and Albert N. Link

This landmark book will be the first port of call for any student or scholar seeking a brief introduction to each of the fundamental topics in entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation. Written by the top international scholars in their field, this book has an encyclopedic range; from academic entrepreneurship to valuing an entrepreneurial enterprise. Each chapter provides an informed overview of the topic and references in each chapter guide the reader to the more advanced literature. Students of entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation as well as those who wish to have an introduction to the scope of this field of study will be benefit from this exemplary collection.

3 Backdoor Entrepreneurship

Gideon D. Markman

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, organisational innovation, innovation and technology, organisational innovation

This landmark book will be the first port of call for any student or scholar seeking a brief introduction to each of the fundamental topics in entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation. Written by the top international scholars in their field, this book has an encyclopedic range; from academic entrepreneurship to valuing an entrepreneurial enterprise. Each chapter provides an informed overview of the topic and references in each chapter guide the reader to the more advanced literature. Students of entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation as well as those who wish to have an introduction to the scope of this field of study will be benefit from this exemplary collection.

Backdoor entrepreneurship occurs when a university scientist sells, licenses or establishes a spinoff company based on their invention without informing or involving their employer institution. Drawing from recent research, Markman finds that backdoor entrepreneurship is not only relatively common, it also results in suboptimal innovation markets. To address these challenges, the author suggests that universities rethink some of their technology transfer protocols and commercialization policies and programs; experimentation may, in the end, bring even greater benefits to universities than the current model.

Backdoor entrepreneurship occurs when a university scientist sells, licenses or establishes a spinoff company based on their invention without informing or involving their employer institution. Drawing from recent research, Markman finds that backdoor entrepreneurship is not only relatively common, it also results in suboptimal innovation markets. To address these challenges, the author suggests that universities rethink some of their technology transfer protocols and commercialization policies and programs; experimentation may, in the end, bring even greater benefits to universities than the current model.

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