30 March 2007

Call for papers: Innovative University Programs in Technology Business Incubation

Call for papers: Innovative University Programs in Technology Business Incubation

A special issue of International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

To compete in the new economy, a number of universities have been actively involved in designing and implementing innovative programmes for promoting regional innovation and entrepreneurship. Over the past three decades, one salient approach has been the development of formal technology business incubation mechanisms. The goal of these university-based and university-sponsored organisational mechanisms is to serve as conduits facilitating the spillover of university knowledge through enterprise creation and commercialisation of research results.

Some of these technology business incubation mechanisms are developed and run by the universities themselves; others are offered in partnership with public and private organisations in the community. In all cases, their objective is to create more comprehensive and integrative incubation spaces in and around the university campuses aimed at providing seamless innovation milieus.

This special issue will feature high quality research that explores various innovative models of these formal university incubation mechanisms in developed as well as emerging regions of the world. Preferred submissions will chronicle cases where an entrepreneurial university serves as the initiator and/or locus of regional innovation and entrepreneurship.

Potential topic areas suitable for review articles include but are not limited to:
  • Business/technology incubators
  • Science/research/technology parks
  • Technology trampolines
  • Technology/business accelerators
  • Business/industry/venture centres
  • Technology/research centres
  • Venture funding institutes
  • Technology transfer programmes/offices
  • Other formal enterprise development/support mechanisms
Important Dates

Manuscript submission: 30 September, 2007
Notification of acceptance: 30 August, 2008

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