10 University knowledge exchange and enterprise education as a regional economic driver in the UK

Nicholas Lancaster and Mary Malcolm

Introduction

This chapter challenges university enterprise educators to consider a deeper and richer notion of ‘enterprise’ and to reflect upon this when designing initiatives to engender entrepreneurial attributes and skills in their students and staff, and in their engagement in knowledge exchange with external stakeholders. Through a case study of highly enterprising and impactful knowledge exchange in a modern research-active UK university, it is argued that too much of the discussion of the importance of universities on national and regional economic development is placed within a narrow focus of traditional ...

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