Engines of Innovation
The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century
Publication Year: 2013
A preface and a new chapter by the authors address recent developments, including innovative licensing strategies, developments in online education, and the value of arts and sciences in an entrepreneurial society.
Published by: The University of North Carolina Press
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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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Preface to the Second Edition
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The proverb “be careful what you wish for” applies to the events that followed the publication of the first edition of Engines of Innovation.It was our hope that a worldwide economic crisis would become an opportunity too important to miss and would give rise to innovative approaches to the world’s biggest problems, with America’s research ...
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...economy, but also in addressing other grand challenges. If, as Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s chief of staff, reminded us, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” then universities, as engines of For one of us, the world changed in a more personal way as well. After only a year as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the Uni-...
1 The Entrepreneurial Opportunity
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...ties approach their education and the world with a new and differ-ent mindset—one that values results over process and is comfortable with the accumulation of knowledge through complex forms of social networking. Fourth, traditional sources of expendable funds are de-creasing, and funders of all forms have performance-based expecta-...
2 Entrepreneurial Science
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One list of the world’s biggest problems would include climate change, communicable diseases, extreme poverty, overreliance on water quality, and nuclear proliferation. Science plays a central role in addressing all of these issues. A look at the funding patterns of some of the world’s largest private foundations and donors illustrates the ...
3 Enterprise Creation
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...of a university on its region, the country, and the world. If a transfer office. Tech transfer is usually a group of small offices or cubicles, and the desks are piled high with thick files of patent ap-plications, license agreements, and memoranda from the university counsel. Sitting at the desks are young professionals trained as scien-...
4 Social Entrepreneurship
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...tury, the idea of “scientific charity” emerged. The idea was ship” was seldom expressly associated with the impulse to “change the world,” although Andrew Carnegie, in his essay “The Gospel of Wealth,” paved the way. That changed in the late 1990s when the idea that entrepreneurship could have broad implications for the social ...
5 Multidisciplinary Centers
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...be called “interdisciplinarity for its own sake,” postulates forms. Some institutions, centers, and schools were created to house scholars from disparate disciplines, with the conviction that encour-aging dialogue or conversations across the disciplines will result in better teaching and scholarship. Examples of this approach include ...
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...it best: “We need to role model . . . those attributes we want stands that a broad mission is empowering, providing creative people throughout the institution the encouragement and space they need to innovate. When this empowerment is coupled with the concepts of accountability and impact, it creates a high-performance culture that ...
7 Academic Roles
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...or small-group discussion. With assistance from graduate students, professors can take advantage of new styles of measurement to build into their courses clear objectives, measurable goals, and specific time frames. While this might sound formulaic and even in some ways anti-thetical to the academic mission, such an approach can be liberating ...
8 Culture and Structure
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...out of a sense of the importance of the institution and a sincere belief that the way it is organized affects how it carries out its mission. So while we might suggest that preparing to take on the great problems of the day could be done more efficiently with less debate over the fine details, we nevertheless value the love that faculty have for their disci-...
9 Teaching Entrepreneurship
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...and we have seen hundreds of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty members over the years learn the entrepreneurial process and master the required entrepreneurial skills. We believe many of them will be-that becoming an entrepreneur is not for them. These students are often among the most talented, but they begin to doubt their future ...
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...ter the kind of entrepreneurial environment that accomplishes this seemingly straightforward goal. Constructing a president’s dashboard for research universities—a dashboard informed by countless other dashboards throughout the institution—is the subject of this chapter and serves as a tool for answering that most crucial question, “How are ...
11 The New Donors and University Development
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We will start with Bill Gates—just as most of us do every morning when we turn on our computers. It is increasingly apparent, however, that Microsoft is not the end of the story. In fact, Gates is destined to have a far bigger impact on the world as head of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private foundation, than as the ...
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Achieving these goals will require a different process on every cam-pus. One size will not fit all. We have provided some examples of effec-tive programs and ways of working, but we don’t have a prescription for success. We believe the real challenge is to create a campus cul-ture that is respectful of the university and its traditional strengths ...
Engines Revisited—A Three-Year Tune-Up
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The dialogue surrounding Engines of Innova-tion began in Chapel Hill with a daylong, campus-wide symposium in October of 2010, attended by roughly 100 faculty members from throughout our university. The discus-sion continued in a variety of academic and nonacademic settings and in large groups the other “liberal arts,” helped us understand that much of silos centers upon a profound relationship between technology and the arts and sciences. The relationship between technology and both physical and social science is self-evident. Virtually all serious scien-...
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Of course we said yes when our friend and editor David Perry asked us to con-sider writing a book about innovation and entrepreneurship in the research university. Suffice it to say we didn’t know exactly what we were getting into, and being entrepreneurs at heart we assumed it was just another problem to solve. Once the complexity of the task became clear, though, we did what we ...
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Page Count: 200
Illustrations: 2 line drawings, 1 map
Publication Year: 2013