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Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century Hardcover – October 12, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807834386
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807834381
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Cover[s] the importance of enterprise, leadership, changing culture, responsibility, and much more. . . . A vital entry into any community or college library collection that features insights into the future of education and societal change."--Midwest Book Review


"Thorp and Goldstein make a strong case for their vision."--Raleigh News & Observer


"A growing chorus of voices is insisting that the world's great problems will be solved only through innovative thinking and that such thinking can best be found at the research university. Right at the forefront of this group are Holden Thorp . . . and Buck Goldstein . . . and they lay out a persuasive case in Engines of Innovation."--BizEd

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"Thorp and Goldstein have hit the mark. Promoting innovation in higher education is one of the best things we can do for our country's global competitiveness and economic future, and this book points the way forward."--Michael R. Bloomberg, mayor of New York City

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Inside Out on August 20, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book is reads very well and contains a lot of interesting stories. Unfortunately, it doesn't do justice to the subtitle: The Entrepreneurial University in the 21st century. The term entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial is used in at least 40 different ways. It definitively means something positive, hell yes. For the author(s), the term is their magic wand and by waving it, wonderful things will start to emerge. For me, as a reader, it lacks precision.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ane on November 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover
the book is a complete waste of time. The authors have a wonderful ability to use lots of words to say someting that is painfuly obvious, or to say absolutely nothing. I have expected that author will describe some real life of the examples of entrepreneurship in university setting, with the corresponding evaluation (see following link for examples: [...]
In summary, if you want to learn something about entrepreneurship in university setting this book is waste of time. i\If you want to learn how to write a whole book and say nothing this is an excellent opportunity. Good luck in your work, Cheers,
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Higher Education needs to change to meet the demands of student, parents and employers. What are the right changes? Where do we start? The book gives a leader a foundation to begin implementing innovation and change on campus. Very informative.
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What an eye opening book! We are reading this as apart of an "entrepreneurial university" class and it has really help me understand the potential diminished value of college degrees. I'm apart of a graduate program that values innovation over a research university. In fact, the program was designed from CEO saying that they enjoyed "researched based" students but those same students didn't possess much innovation, or work ethic so the program was created out of a list of bullet points from CEO and has been successful program to date. (This program would be an excellent examples of Engines of Innovation, should you make any revision and/or additions to this book)

I absolutely enjoyed this information from Bill Gates who stated that his foundation's new approach: "We have to find a way to make aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well".

A refreshing book to read. The way our economy operates we need, must have, Engines of Innovation (universities) to solve the world problems. I've suggested this book to many college administrators as they began to make plans and improvements for their departments next year. A must read for college professors and administrators that want to take it to the next level.
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