Unraveling the Attitudes on Entrepreneurial Universities: The Case of Croatian and Spanish Universities
Technology in Society
Technological Change, Decision making, Technology -- Management
The objective of this paper is to present evidence that there are different types of supportive faculty members. We conducted a case study on a sample of Croatian and Spanish universities by using an already tested ENTRE-U scale for measuring the faculty members' attitudes. These two scenarios are quite different in terms of their innovation systems, economic context and university system. We tested and found no evidence of any statistically significant difference due to the country. These two facts suggest the possible existence of an isomorphic trajectory when implementing entrepreneurial universities regardless the context. University managers should be aware of the existence of three different types of supportive individuals. Each of these groups requires a certain program of human resource development. This shifts the debate to how entrepreneurial universities should manage the tensions arising from the need of some degree of specialization in any of the three roles of the faculty members, namely teaching, researching and transfer of the knowledge stemming from research results.
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Dabic, M., González-Loureiro, M., & Daim, T. U. (2015). Unraveling the attitudes on entrepreneurial universities: The case of Croatian and Spanish universities. Technology in Society, 42, 167–178.