Edited by Attila Varga and Katalin Erdős
The Handbook on Universities and Regional Development offers a comprehensive and up-to-date insight into how academic institutions spur their surroundings. The volume sheds light on universities as regional development actors from a historical perspective by introducing institutional changes and discussing the interrelatedness of society, business and academia. It provides detailed investigations on various knowledge transfer mechanisms to help understand the diverse ways through which ideas and intellectual property can flow between universities and businesses. Detailed case studies from three continents (Europe, Asia, and America) demonstrate the highly contextual nature of the interactions between academia, industry and government.
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- Handbook of Universities and Regional Development
- List of figures and tables
- List of contributors
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: A history of the American land-grant universities and regional development
- Chapter 3: The second academic revolution: antecedents and consequences of academic entrepreneurship
- Chapter 4: Universities and their economic and social contribution to regional development
- Chapter 5: The transformative role of universities in regional innovation systems : Lessons from university engagement in cross-border regions
- Chapter 6: Connections between universities and industry in the United States: trusteeship before and after the great recession
- Chapter 7: Philanthropic support of higher education: major gifts from high net worth individuals
- Chapter 8: University patenting and the quest for technology transfer policy models in Europe
- Chapter 9: The regional impacts of university spin-offs: in what ways do spin-offs contribute to the region?
- Chapter 10: The under-researched role of alumni spin-off entrepreneurs in upgrading a university’s entrepreneurial support structure: essential ingredient or just a decorative accessory?
- Chapter 11: Scientists as businessmen – can they, should they?
- Chapter 12: Networks, innovation systems and the geography of university–industry linkages: the case of knowledge-intensive business services
- Chapter 13: Universities, the bioscience sector and local economic development in Oxfordshire: challenges and opportunities
- Chapter 14: The pathways and challenges of university engagement: comparative case studies
- Chapter 15: The role of mid-range universities in knowledge transfer and regional development: the case of five central European regions
- Chapter 16: Progress of academic knowledge-based entrepreneurship in three minor post-Soviet economies
- Chapter 17: The role of non-research universities in regional innovation systems in China
- Chapter 18: Changing higher education systems through corporate social responsibility? _ A study on multinational enterprises’ efforts to establish proto-institutions at Vietnamese universities
- Chapter 19: Universities and innovation habitats in Brazil: cases of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
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