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Entrepreneurial Orientation in Academia

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Pages 1-10
  3. Pages 117-134
  4. Pages 182-196
  5. Pages 197-198
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-235

About this book


In addition to research and education, today’s role of acadamia in the United States also includes the creation of wealth for society. Universities are active in fostering innovation and transferring technology. However, it should be noted that some universities act more as entrepreneurs than others and are more successful in selling licenses and spinning off companies.

Based on the concept of entrepreneurial orientation, Jan Boehm elaborates on the relationship between dimensions of entrepreneurial orientation – such as autonomy, innovativeness, proactiveness, competitiveness, risk-taking, and interdisciplinarity – and technology transfer performance of U.S. universities. Using variance-based multivariate analysis and a survey of principal investigators, the author concludes that entrepreneurial orientation within research organizations has a positive impact on technology transfer.


Entrepreneurship Licence competitiveness performance technology transfer university

About the authors

Dr. Jan Boehm promovierte bei Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel am Lehrstuhl Wirtschaftswissenschaften für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler der RWTH Aachen. Er ist als Director Financial Institutions Group bei der Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt tätig.

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