University Evolution, Entrepreneurial Activity and Regional Competitiveness

  • David Audretsch
  • Erik Lehmann
  • Michele Meoli
  • Silvio Vismara

Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Academic Entrepreneurs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alessandra Micozzi, Francesca Micozzi, Pierpaolo Pattitoni
      Pages 49-68
  3. Academic Spin-offs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Åsa Teres Lindholm Dahlstrand, Helen Lawton Smith, Nabhassorn Baines
      Pages 127-150
  4. University–Industry Interactions

  5. The Role of the Regional Context

  6. The Role of Universities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Peter Wood, Helen Lawton Smith
      Pages 287-302

About this book


This book aims to bring together different contributions highlighting how the recent changes that modify universities’ activities, such as the necessity to internationalize and crucially rely on third party funding, and the new entrepreneurial trajectories stemming from the recent economic-financial crisis, contribute to emphasize the existing differences between successful and lagging regions, as occurred at a country level (e.g. Southern Europe). This book should be of interest to economists, sociologists, political scientists as well as to policy makers and practitioners involved in the creation of value at a local level.


Academic entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial intentions R&D incentives Regional competitiveness Spin-offs Technology transfer

Editors and affiliations

  • David Audretsch
    • 1
  • Erik Lehmann
    • 2
  • Michele Meoli
    • 3
  • Silvio Vismara
    • 4
  1. 1.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.Augsburg UniversityAugsburgGermany
  3. 3.Technology ManagementUniversity of BergamoBergamoItaly
  4. 4.University of BergamoBergamoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17712-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17713-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-1922
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5884
  • About this book
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