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The composition of university entrepreneurial ecosystems and academic entrepreneurship: A UK study

Prokop, Daniel ORCID: 2022. The composition of university entrepreneurial ecosystems and academic entrepreneurship: A UK study. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management 19 (6) , 2250020. 10.1142/S0219877022500201

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This paper examines the link between the composition of university entrepreneurial ecosystems and performance of higher education institutions (HEIs) in academic entrepreneurship, specifically founding academic spinoff companies. The paper studies a sample of 160 UK HEIs and their university entrepreneurial ecosystems related to formation of 784 academic spinoffs. It employs social network analysis (SNA) to inspect the composition and connections between university entrepreneurial ecosystems. It finds that HEIs based in better developed university entrepreneurial ecosystems are associated with formation of greater numbers of academic spinoff companies. The best performing ecosystems are based in the Greater South East region. It is concluded that policymakers need to recognize the importance of the composition of the university entrepreneurial ecosystems and the role it plays in academic entrepreneurship.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing
ISSN: 0219-8770
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 14 March 2022
Date of Acceptance: 15 February 2022
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2023 01:50

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