Rethinking Academic Entrepreneurship: University Governance and the Emergence of the Academic Enterprise

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The theory and practice of academic entrepreneurship, like many domains of public management, requires active recognition that context affects individual behavior. In this Viewpoint essay, the authors contend that the operational logic of a university affects the values and activities of actors within that university in ways that shape the broader entrepreneurial activities of the university. The authors describe a new entrepreneurial organizational logic, termed the “academic enterprise,” and situate it in relation to the more established academy, bureaucratic, and market logics. The academic enterprise is inherently entrepreneurial in terms of the management of the university and its reliance on faculty and student entrepreneurship as a tool for broad-scale social and economic transformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPublic administration review
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Marketing

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