Re-building University Entrepreneurial Capabilities: A Theoretical Approach

Jason Roncancio Marin, Maribel Guerrero

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The academic literature on entrepreneurship has focused on studying universities due to their crucial role in regions’ economic development. This is due to the organizational capabilities that allow them to be not only manufacturers of ideas but also promoters of entrepreneurial thinking that facilitates the creation of new ventures. However, despite the plethora of studies that address the relationship between universities and entrepreneurship, the literature still needs to be more comprehensive when explaining how contextual factors and stakeholders influence university capabilities that allow them to generate and manage entrepreneurial initiatives. Therefore, in this chapter, we address this knowledge gap by systematically reviewing 152 papers published between 2000 and 2022 and argue that entrepreneurial capabilities like building, capturing, connecting, and integrating are a consequence of the influence of the university’s stakeholders and context. To support our argument, we use deductive, inductive, and abductive reasoning to establish cause-and-effect relationships between the works of literature on entrepreneurship, universities, and entrepreneurial capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-Building University Capabilities
Subtitle of host publicationPublic Policy and Managerial Implications to Innovation and Technology
EditorsMaribel Guerrero, Marina Dabić
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

SeriesApplied Innovation and Technology Management


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