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Innovation and the Entrepreneurial University

  • Dirk Meissner
  • Erkan Erdil
  • Joanna Chataway

Part of the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies book series (STAIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Innovation and Entrepreneurial University

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Erkan Erdil, Dirk Meissner, Joanna Chataway
      Pages 3-14
  3. The Changing Role of Universities as Economic Actors

  4. Local and Regional Strategies

  5. Evolving University/Industry Collabrations in Response to New Modes of Knowledge Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Joanna Chataway, Sarah Parks, Elta Smith
      Pages 265-282
    3. Inga Ivanova, Mark Johnson, Nikita Krupenskiy
      Pages 299-316
  6. Targeting on Innovation: Potentials and Limits of Entrepreneurial Universities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317

About this book


The book explores different approaches towards the ‘entrepreneurial university’ paradigm, explores channels and mechanism used by universities to implement the paradigm and contributes to the public discussion on the impact of commercialization on university research and knowledge. It argues that different types of university-industry interaction may have repercussions even on funding of basic research if an appropriate balance is ensured between the two. University activities – both research and education in all forms – should provide economic and social relevance directed towards open science and open innovation. This book adds value to current knowledge by presenting both a conceptual framework and case studies which describe different contexts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk Meissner
    • 1
  • Erkan Erdil
    • 2
  • Joanna Chataway
    • 3
  1. 1.Higher School of EconomicsNational Research UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.SPRU, University of SussexSussexUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Dirk Meissner is Deputy Head of the Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies at HSE and Academic Director of the Master Program “Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation”. Dr. Meissner has 20 years experience in research and teaching technology and innovation management and policy. He has strong background in science, technology and innovation for policy making and industrial management with special focus on Foresight and roadmapping, science, technology and innovation policies, funding of research and priority setting. Prior to joining the HSE Dirk was responsible for technology and innovation policy at the presidential office of the Swiss Science and Technology Council. Previously he was management consultant for technology and innovation management with Arthur D. Little. He is and was member of international working groups on technology and innovation policy. Dirk represented Switzerland and currently the Russian Federation at the OECD Working Party on Technology and Innovation Policy.

Erkan Erdil  studied Political Science and Public Administration at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara. He received Bachelor of Science degree in 1990. In 1990, he started studying Economics at the same university. He received Master of Science degree in 1994. He further received Ph.D. in 2001 from University of Maastricht. He was appointed as instructor in 1997 and as the vice-chairman of the Department of Economics at METU. He was, then appointed as associate professor in 2005 and professor in 2011. He is also the director of Science and Technology Policies Research Center (METU-TEKPOL) since 2002. He served as National Delegate for 7th Framework Programme, Research Potential and Regions of Knowledge between 2007 and 2013. He is also the board member of GLOBELICS (The global network for the economics of learning, innovation, and competence building systems). He teaches introductory economics, microeconomics, statistics, econometrics, and technology and work organization courses. His main areas of interest are labor economics, economics of technology, applied econometrics, economics of information and uncertainty. He worked in research projects of national and international organizations. He has been author/co-author, and referee of articles in American Economic Review, Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, Agricultural Economics, METU Studies in Development and presented papers to various international conferences.

Joanna Chataway  is Professor of Science and Technology Policy at SPRU, University of Sussex.   She was formerly Director of the Innovation, Health and Science Group at RAND Europe.  She has held senior positions and appointments across a range of academic, policy research, consulting and research funding bodies.  Joanna has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of research, innovation and technology policy.  She has particular expertise  in the fields of health innovation and international development and has researched extensively the range of factors that influence the rate and direction of product and process innovation in health.   Her research has spanned public and private sectors and she has worked in industrially developed and developing countries.  In relation to innovation, she has researched and reported on regulation, standards, public opinion, finance, public/private partnerships, intellectual property rights and institutional and organizational arrangements more broadly. For many years Joanna was a professor at The Open University.  Chataway received her Ph.D. from The Open University.  She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society and is a visiting senior researcher at the University of Edinburgh. She is named in the Academia.Net database of Outstanding Female Academics.  Joanna is currently a member of the BBSRC Bioscience in Society Strategy Panel, Vice President of the Globelics innovation and development network.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Innovation and the Entrepreneurial University
  • Editors Dirk Meissner
    Erkan Erdil
    Joanna Chataway
  • Series Title Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
  • Series Abbreviated Title Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-62648-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09678-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-62649-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 327
  • Number of Illustrations 73 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics R & D/Technology Policy
    Higher Education
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