No longer the sparkling new idea : anchoring university entrepreneurship programmes in academic, entrepreneurial and regional policy networks

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with what makes a good university entrepreneurship programme (UEP), in particular with which features are necessary to allow UEPs to thrive within university settings. The paper begins from the paradox that UEPs are part of university’s extended development periphery, and always risk being eliminated because they do not deliver core university outputs, teaching and research. The paper seeks to understand under what conditions UEPs can thrive, using a case study of one UEP, the Temporary Entrepreneurs Scheme (the TOP programme) of the University of Twente in the Netherlands, which has recently celebrated its silver jubilee, and offers a good example of a UEP which has evolved to continue to meet stakeholder needs. The paper identifies three main stakeholder groups whose needs UEPs must meet, university management, regional economic policy makes, and enterprising entrepreneurs. The paper identifies how UEPs can respond to those three groups needs, and concludes by setting out the ways in which UEPs can meet those needs, providing the basis for a more nuanced understanding of what constitutes a good UEP.

Conference

Conference18th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2010
Abbreviated titleHTSF
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period27/05/1028/05/10

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  • IR-73396
  • METIS-271182

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Benneworth, P. S., & Groen, A. J. (2010). No longer the sparkling new idea : anchoring university entrepreneurship programmes in academic, entrepreneurial and regional policy networks. -. Paper presented at 18th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2010, Enschede, Netherlands.
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Benneworth, PS & Groen, AJ 2010, 'No longer the sparkling new idea : anchoring university entrepreneurship programmes in academic, entrepreneurial and regional policy networks' Paper presented at 18th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2010, Enschede, Netherlands, 27/05/10 - 28/05/10, pp. -.

No longer the sparkling new idea : anchoring university entrepreneurship programmes in academic, entrepreneurial and regional policy networks. / Benneworth, Paul Stephen; Groen, Arend J.

2010. - Paper presented at 18th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2010, Enschede, Netherlands.

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Benneworth PS, Groen AJ. No longer the sparkling new idea : anchoring university entrepreneurship programmes in academic, entrepreneurial and regional policy networks. 2010. Paper presented at 18th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2010, Enschede, Netherlands.