Universities and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
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Universities and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Edited by David B. Audretsch and Albert N. Link

Entrepreneurial ecosystems have emerged as one of the most dynamic forces shaping the economic performance of individuals, companies and regions. This book brings together some of the leading scholarship and research identifying and analyzing the role of universities in entrepreneurial ecosystems. Particular emphasis is given on the role of innovation, startups, SMEs and technology transfer both in shaping the entrepreneurial ecosystem, as well as the resulting impact on firm performance and regional economic performance.
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Chapter 12: Knowledge spillovers, collective entrepreneurship, and economic growth: the role of universities

Dennis Patrick Leyden and Albert N. Link

Abstract

To improve our understanding of the role that universities play in facilitating the transmission of knowledge to private-sector business enterprises so as to generate economic growth, this article builds on the Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship to develop a formal model of university-with-business enterprise collaborative research partnerships in which the outcome is both mutually desirable and feasible.

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