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Academic Entrepreneurship in Post-transition Country—Case Study of Croatia

Bilić, I, Skokic, Vlatka and Lovrinčević, M (2017) Academic Entrepreneurship in Post-transition Country—Case Study of Croatia Journal of the Knowledge Economy.

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Abstract

Entering the European Union Croatian universities have become a part of the big European market and society. Croatia as one of the newest EU members has been facing many challenges, and one of them has been the development of the Higher education sector. In this paper we aim to explore the possibilities for academic entrepreneurship in Croatia and investigate the barriers which hinder university-industry collaboration. The study adopted the qualitative case study approach and it was conducted through in-depth interviews with respondents from the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) at the University of Split. Research results indicate that Croatia is only beginning to develop its academic entrepreneurship, having only a short history of entrepreneurship education at all levels of education. Furthermore, supporting institutions for university-industry collaboration, such as the surveyed TTO, were established only in the last decade and most of the potential partners from academia and industry are still not familiar with different possibilities of the collaboration. Our study also shows that specific contextual factors, such as high bureaucracy and administrative barriers act as inhibiting factors to further development of academic entrepreneurship.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Hospitality & Tourism
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Bilić, IUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Skokic, VlatkaV.Skokic@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Lovrinčević, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 23 February 2017
Identification Number : 10.1007/s13132-017-0452-6
Copyright Disclaimer : The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13132-017-0452-6
Uncontrolled Keywords : Academic entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship policy, Barriers, University administration, Contextualised entrepreneurship, Croatia
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 10 Mar 2017 13:01
Last Modified : 19 Jul 2017 12:32
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813741

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