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Entrepreneurial Universities

Exploring the Academic and Innovative Dimensions of Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
  • Jaime Alonso Gómez
  • José M. Merigó-Lindahl
  • Carlos Rueda-Armengot

Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ademar Schmitz, David Urbano, Maribel Guerrero, Gertrudes Aparecida Dandolini
    Pages 1-17
  3. João J. Ferreira, Cristina I. Fernandes, Vanessa Ratten
    Pages 19-34
  4. Angelo Riviezzo, Francisco Liñán, Maria Rosaria Napolitano
    Pages 35-46
  5. Alberto Vaquero-García, Francisco Jesús Ferreiro-Seoane, José Álvarez-García
    Pages 47-63
  6. Juan Carlos Díaz-Casero, Antonio Fernández-Portillo, Mari-Cruz Sánchez-Escobedo, Ricardo Hernández-Mogollón
    Pages 65-81
  7. Ademar Schmitz, David Urbano, Gertrudes Aparecida Dandolini, João Artur de Souza
    Pages 83-104
  8. María Saiz-Santos, Andrés Araujo-De la Mata, Jon Hoyos-Iruarrizaga
    Pages 105-121
  9. Alicia Blanco-González, Camilo Prado-Roman, Juan-Gabriel Martínez-Navalón
    Pages 123-133
  10. José María Beraza-Garmendia, Arturo Rodríguez-Castellanos
    Pages 135-150
  11. Antonio Alonso-Gonzalez, Diego Plata-Rugeles, Marta Peris-Ortiz, Carlos Rueda-Armengot
    Pages 151-163
  12. Eugenia Babiloni, Ester Guijarro, Lourdes Canós-Darós, Cristina Santandreu-Mascarell
    Pages 179-196
  13. Mónica de Castro, Concepción de la Fuente-Cabrero, Ma del Pilar Laguna Sánchez
    Pages 197-213
  14. Raúl Gómez Martínez, Alberto Prado Román, Paola Plaza Casado
    Pages 215-228
  15. Elisabeth Bustos-Contell, Gregorio Labatut-Serer, Salvador Climent-Serrano
    Pages 229-237
  16. Carlos Rueda-Armengot, Sofía Estelles-Miguel, Marta Elena Palmer Gato, José Miguel Albarracín Guillem, Jose M. Merigó Lindahl
    Pages 239-248
  17. Marta Peris-Ortiz, Monica Acosta-Alvarado, Mariella C. Remund
    Pages 249-257
  18. Gisela Sanahuja Vélez, Gabriela Ribes Giner, Ismael Moya Clemente
    Pages 259-266
  19. María de la Cruz del Río-Rama, José Álvarez-García, Carlos Rueda-Armengot, Marta Peris-Ortiz
    Pages 267-286

About this book


This book analyses the importance of the entrepreneurial university, specifically in relation to the creation of entrepreneurial ideas and attitudes in students and entrepreneurial initiatives in academic institutions. The aim of the editors and contributing authors is to provide the reader with a set of experiences illustrating the advantages of communicating and encouraging entrepreneurship among students, thereby highlighting the “third mission” of the university: the need to adopt entrepreneurial strategy without disrupting the quality of teaching and research.

Featuring initiatives from institutions around the world, the authors argue that the increasing importance of knowledge in the technical and social dimensions of today’s world provides greater relevance to the entrepreneurial university. In this context, universities transcend their traditional focus on teaching and basic research to carry out technology transfers, marketing ideas, and patent registrations, and incorporate spin-off companies that contribute to industrial innovations, economic growth, and job creation. In the teaching dimension, the entrepreneurial university represents a focus on programs which train students in the applications and most advanced practices in knowledge-driven fields.

The book addresses such questions as:

  •          Can marketing ideas deteriorate the quality of research in the long term?
  •          What importance does the cultural framework have for an entrepreneurial education?
  •          What circumstances and programs facilitate spin-offs in universities?
  •          What are the key features of entrepreneurial universities?

In reference to entrepreneurship education in its broadest sense, then, it corresponds to the framework of ideas and general features on which entrepreneurship is founded: in-depth knowledge of the projects or ventures which they wish to carry out, capacity to perceive the relevant characteristics of the environment, and the leadership and goal setting skills to achieve success.



Entrepreneurial Universities Entrepreneurship Education Higher Education Entrepreneurship Competences Business incubators Social Entrepreneurship Spin-Off Companies

Editors and affiliations

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
    • 1
  • Jaime Alonso Gómez
    • 2
  • José M. Merigó-Lindahl
    • 3
  • Carlos Rueda-Armengot
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.School of Business AdministrationUniversity of San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Management Control and Information SystemsUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile
  4. 4.Department of Business AdministrationUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Entrepreneurial Universities
  • Book Subtitle Exploring the Academic and Innovative Dimensions of Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
  • Editors Marta Peris-Ortiz
    Jaime Alonso Gómez
    José M. Merigó-Lindahl
    Carlos Rueda-Armengot
  • Series Title Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
  • Series Abbreviated Title Innovation,Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-47948-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-83866-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-47949-1
  • Series ISSN 2197-5698
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-5701
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 310
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Entrepreneurship
    Knowledge Management
    Innovation/Technology Management
    Higher Education
    Educational Technology
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“This book explores the institutional aspects of entrepreneurship activities to establish entrepreneurial universities. … The book as a whole makes a significant contribution to the important field of entrepreneurial universities and its relation to the entrepreneurship; furthermore, the book indicates that entrepreneurial universities help to achieve the institutional mission of innovation and technology transfer, and to incentive entrepreneurial research and the subsequent application to entrepreneurship.” (Yinghua Ye, Rui Hu, Yifan Wang and Peng Bin, Higher Education, Vol. 76, 2018)