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From Ivory Tower to Academic Commitment and Leadership

The Changing Public Mission of Universities

Amalya Oliver-Lumerman and Gili S. Drori

How is the public mission of universities to change in the face of today’s global challenges? How is the 21st Century university to balance its long-standing traditions and its commitment to teaching, research and commercialization with rapidly changing social needs and conditions worldwide? And how does the newly defined public role of the university reflect on changes to non-profit organizations in general? Amalya Oliver-Lumerman and Gili S. Drori offer a new model of academic commitment and leadership in response to questions about the new public role of the university.
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Networks, SMEs, and the University

The Process of Collaboration and Open Innovation

Andrew Johnston and Robert Huggins

Exploring the process of university collaboration from the perspective of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), this book offers an in-depth examination of the collaboration process, dispelling the myth of the disengagement of these firms. Andrew Johnston and Robert Huggins present a thorough account of how SMEs can ‘unlock the ivory tower’ and gain access to university knowledge to support their own innovation.
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Entrepreneurship in Action

The Power of Student-Run Ventures

Edited by Eric W. Liguori and Mark Tonelli

This book offers an in-depth examination of six exemplar student-run ventures. These ventures, actual businesses that students enroll in as a course and run themselves, are changing the ways in which students learn by offering valuable hands-on experience. Many universities around the US have some form of student-run venture operating on campus, but how learning is reinforced and integrated into the classroom varies widely, as does the meaningfulness of the overall student experience. The struggle is most universities operate these ventures as one-offs, disconnected from formal academic instruction and as a side project that never gets full faculty or student attention.
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Science Evaluation and Status Creation

Exploring the European Research Council's Authority

Peter Edlund

In this insightful book, Peter Edlund takes a status-based approach to theorizing the development of the European Research Council (ERC). Drawing upon rich empirical material, the author vividly details how the ERC was transformed from a funding organization into an authoritative status intermediary in European science.
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Edited by Colin Jones

How to Become an Entrepreneurship Educator is the first book to tackle the pressing issue of where to find the educators to meet the global demand for entrepreneurship education. Chapters unite the developmental trajectories of 20 eminent contemporary experts at different levels of enterprise education, to share the collective lessons learned. This book is an invaluable guide to educators from numerous backgrounds looking to reflect on their own practice and to contemplate new strategies for teaching enterprise and entrepreneurship.
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How to Manage Student Consulting Projects

A Practical Guide for Project Advisors

Joseph R. Weintraub, George A. Lee and Arline A. MacCormack

How to Manage Student Consulting Projects describes the key principles and tools needed by project advisors to manage student consulting projects in an academic setting. The authors highlight different approaches for managing student consulting teams and offer strategies that project advisors can use to improve project performance. The book also provides information for program administrators and deans, as well as project managers in non-academic settings, to help in the development and running of project-based learning.
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How to Become an Entrepreneur in a Week

The Value of 7-Day Entrepreneurship Courses

Edited by Lise Aaboen, Hans Landström and Roger Sørheim

Can you learn to be an entrepreneur in a week? The book focuses on short entrepreneurship education initiatives and includes eleven courses from European research-based universities. The book provides insights on best practice and lessons learned from experience for potential and current organizers of such initiatives.
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Dimo Dimov

Dimo Dimov’s innovative book examines what it means to be an entrepreneurial scholar, drawing on a range of philosophical ideas to investigate the study of entrepreneurs. Dimov makes the case for entrepreneurial scholarship to become more future-oriented and creates a framework, highlighting four styles and approaches to the field: theoretical, integrative, craft and clinical. This thought-provoking book will be a stimulating read for academics and students of entrepreneurship, and its accessible format will also appeal to reflective practitioners.
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How to Make your Doctoral Research Relevant

Insights and Strategies for the Modern Research Environment

Edited by Friederike Welter and David Urbano

Everyone wants their research to be read and to be relevant. This exciting new guide presents a broad range of ideas for enhancing research impact and relevance. Bringing together researchers from all stages of academic life, it offers a far-reaching discussion of strategies to optimise relevancy in the modern research environment.
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Resolving the Crisis in Research by Changing the Game

An Ecosystem and a Sharing Philosophy

Morten Huse

This groundbreaking book arrives at a time of growing concern for the future of true scholarship. Calling for coordinated efforts to reorganise the scholarly ecosystem, Morten Huse reflects on the past and looks to the future to uncover a communal approach to scholarship that comprises an open, innovative and impact-driven attitude to research that can change the academic game.