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SBRC seminar: The entrepreneurial university – context and institutional change

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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Kingston Business School building, Room 322, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Professor Lene Foss (Norwegian School of Economics, The Artic University of Norway)

SBRC seminar: The entrepreneurial university – context and institutional change

Abstract

Global recessions and structural economic shifts are motivating government and business leaders worldwide to increasingly look to "their" universities to stimulate regional development and to contribute to national competiveness. The challenge is clear and the question is pressing: How will universities respond? The speaker will present in-depth case narratives of ten universities from Norway, Finland, Sweden, UK, and the US that have overcome significant challenges to develop programs and activities to commercialise scientific research, launch entrepreneurial degree programs, establish industry partnerships, and build entrepreneurial cultures and ecosystems.

The universities are quite diverse: large and small; teaching and research focused; internationally recognized and relatively new; located in major cities and in emerging regions. Each case narrative describes challenges overcome, actions taken, and resulting accomplishments. This research is of interest to researchers, students, policymakers and university administrators interested in how different programs and activities can promote university entrepreneurship while contributing to economic growth in developed and developing economies.

Background biography

Professor Lene Foss (PhD, Dr Econ from Norwegian School of Economics) researches and teaches innovation and entrepreneurship at School of Business and Economics, UiT- The Arctic University of Norway. She is currently a visiting fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK. Her 47 publications and 3 edited books concentrate on university entrepreneurship, academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial networks, entrepreneurial education, gender in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Professor Foss is associate editor in Journal of Small Business Management and editorial consultant and editorial board member in International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship. In addition, she is also the Adjunct Professor at Research institutions in Tromsoe, Stavanger and Trondheim. She is the board member of Biomarint Forum, Mabcent, and Advisory panel on macro-economic models and methods, Norwegian Ministry of Finance, The Norwegian Research Council and Norinnova Technology Transfer.

Sandwiches/drinks will be provided.

This is our last seminar of this term. We look forward to seeing you all!

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Hang Do
Email: h.do@kingston.ac.uk

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