Can Academics Be Entrepreneurial?

USA“In a recent op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal, Carl Schramm, Robert Litan and Dane Stangler of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation called on policy makers to ‘unleash America’s academic entrepreneurs’ as a way ‘to foster the creation and growth of new businesses’. While I agree with the authors’ view that America’s academic entrepreneurs are an important tool for encouraging new business creation and growth, I believe that they underestimate the scope of academic entrepreneurship …” (more)

[Scott A Shane, New York Times, 16 November]

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