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The Entrepreneurial University: Education and Community

Guest editor: Vanessa Ratten, La Trobe University, Australia

The entrepreneurial university is associated with commercialization and new venture creation (Moroz, Hindle and Anderson, 2010). Universities are increasingly becoming known for their sense of community in bringing together people and places in the global economy. Entrepreneurship education is important in developing universities that are more orientated to the international community (Dana, 1993; Dana, 2001; Dana and Dana, 2005). This facilitates more entrepreneurial universities that bridge the gap between education and a sense of community in the international arena. The development of entrepreneurial capacity within universities that foster commercialization is important (Moroz et al, 2010; Moroz, Hindle and Anderson, 2008).

Entrepreneurship education programs help develop commercialization strategies for universities. This is important as university commercialization has a sizable impact on regional and national economies (Moroz et al, 2010). New value creation is one of the most recognized ways universities commercialize by encouraging collaborative partnerships (Moroz et al, 2008). In addition, university spinouts can be a result of the research commercialization process.

This special issue will explore the role of the entrepreneurial university from a global perspective that incorporates different viewpoints about how education can encourage community spirit, participation and collaboration. The special issue is seeking conceptual and empirical papers that explore the role of the entrepreneurial university that focus on education and community in the global context. This offers an opportunity to develop different regional and international perspectives about the place the entrepreneurial university has in the community. Possible topics include:

• The entrepreneurial university and commercialisation
• Regional development and university collaboration
• Educational public-private partnerships
• Community stakeholder engagement in entrepreneurial university endeavours
• Sustainable educational management practices between universities, government and business
• Social and diversity university education focuses on international entrepreneurial pathways
• Commercialization and entrepreneurial capacity within university systems (see Moroz, Hindle and Anderson, 2010)
• University research programmes and commercial business ventures
• Local community engagement in the commercialisation process
• The role of the entrepreneurial university through university spinoff ventures
• Entrepreneurship led university-based commercialisation

Submission details: The deadline for submitting full papers is the 30th December 2015 for final publication towards the end of 2016. Informal enquiries may be directed to the guest editor Vanessa Ratten [email protected].

Please submit your paper via the website. Please note the specific Author Guidelines for submissions to regular/special issues of JEC here -…


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