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By Shiri M. Breznitz

ISBN-10: 0804789614

ISBN-13: 9780804789615

this day, universities around the globe locate themselves going past the conventional roles of study and educating to force the improvement of neighborhood economies via collaborations with undefined. At a time while areas with universities are looking for most sensible practices between their friends, Shiri M. Breznitz argues opposed to the thought that one university's winning know-how move version should be simply transported to a different. particularly, the influence college could have on its neighborhood financial system needs to be understood by way of its idiosyncratic inner mechanisms, in addition to the kingdom and neighborhood markets during which it operates.
To illustrate her argument, Breznitz undertakes a comparative research of 2 universities, Yale and Cambridge, and the several results in their makes an attempt at expertise commercialization in biotech. through contrasting those universities—their particular rules, organizational constitution, institutional tradition, and site inside particular nationwide polities—she makes a robust case for the concept expertise move relies on hugely variable historic and environmental elements. Breznitz highlights key positive factors to weigh and have interaction in constructing destiny college and fiscal improvement guidelines which are tailored for his or her contexts.

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