The University as a Catalyst for Nascent Technology Entrepreneurial Leadership: Towards a Sustainable Model

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Abstract

A strategic design approach to creating support mechanisms for embedding continuous innovative and preparing the new wave of nascent technology entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial individuals and organisations necessary in addressing the global challenges of the twenty-first century. This collaborative approach is illustrated by the case of the PROPEL strategic intervention based in Northern Ireland which was a joined-up approach to the development of an infrastructure to scaffold an innovative culture in support of nascent technology entrepreneurs. The chapter calls for dynamic entrepreneurial leadership to be shown by universities who can bring a unique perspective to identifying and solving problems; spanning boundaries over a broad spectrum of disciplines; uniting values with innovative practice; and integrating corporate social responsibility with business tradition, resulting in an expansion of entrepreneurial collaborative forms that bring forth different contingency thinking and behaviours.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology-Based Nascent Entrepreneurship
EditorsJames A. Cunningham, Conor O'Kane
PublisherPalgrave
Chapter7
Pages147-165
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-59594-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-59593-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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