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Guerrero M.,Orkestra Basque Institute of Competitiveness and Deusto Business School | Guerrero M.,Autonomous University of Barcelona | Urbano D.,Autonomous University of Barcelona | Cunningham J.,National University of Ireland | Organ D.,National University of Ireland
Journal of Technology Transfer | Year: 2014

An entrepreneurial university is a natural incubator that tries to provide a supportive environment in which the university community can explore, evaluate and exploit ideas that could be transformed into social and economic entrepreneurial initiatives. Entrepreneurial universities are involved in partnerships, networks and other relationships to generate an umbrella for interaction, collaboration and co-operation. Rapid developments in science, the multidisciplinary nature of frontier research, legislative changes such as the Bayh-Dole Act and demands from business and society have shaped knowledge-based entrepreneurship within universities. Despite sharing similar historical backgrounds, economic conditions and cultural and social structures, entrepreneurial universities in most countries remain distinct from one another by their institutional arrangements, traditions and characteristics unique to each organization. Interestingly, no comparative research has been conducted to understand the similarities and differences of the conditioning factors and the outcomes/outputs of entrepreneurial universities in different regions that share similar social, economic and political conditions. This paper addresses this research deficit, adopting institutional economics and resource-based view. We compare entrepreneurial universities in two European regions (Spain and Ireland) using an in-depth qualitative approach based on multiple case studies (two Spanish universities and two Irish universities) between 2006 and 2010. The findings provide organizational practices and approaches relevant to the transformation process of other regional universities seeking to become entrepreneurial. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media New York. Source


Navarro M.,Orkestra Basque Institute of Competitiveness and Deusto Business School | Valdaliso J.M.,University of the Basque Country | Aranguren M.J.,Orkestra Basque Institute of Competitiveness and Deusto Business School | Magro E.,Orkestra Basque Institute of Competitiveness and Deusto Business School
Science and Public Policy | Year: 2014

The concept of regional strategy has been imported from the field of strategic management without reflecting on its specificities. This paper offers a holistic approach, which integrates all the elements a regional strategy should take into account around three core questions regarding: the strategy objectives ('what for?'); the strategic positioning and its bases ('what?'); and the process of formulating the strategy ('how?' and 'who?'). This framework is applied to identify and analyse the strategies developed in the Basque Country over the last 30 years. The Basque Country is of great interest as it epitomizes the experience of old industrialized European regions that were ravaged by the economic crisis of the 1970s and have since achieved a considerable economic success. It is also a good example of the dual process that has taken place in Europe, involving top-down decentralization and the transfer of powers from national to supranational institutions. © The Author 2013. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. Source


Aranguren M.J.,Orkestra Basque Institute of Competitiveness and Deusto Business School | de la Maza X.,Orkestra Basque Institute of Competitiveness and Deusto Business School | Parrilli M.D.,Orkestra Basque Institute of Competitiveness and Deusto Business School | Vendrell-Herrero F.,Polytechnic University of Catalonia | Wilson J.R.,Orkestra Basque Institute of Competitiveness and Deusto Business School
Regional Studies | Year: 2014

Regional Studies. This paper explores the evaluation of cluster policies designed to support cooperation and networking. It examines the case of the long-running Basque policy, where support is provided for 'cluster associations'. It first examines empirically the effects of the cluster associations on firm productivity performance, alongside other variables including agglomeration and firm behavioural characteristics. The results provide some weak evidence for the existence of additionality associated with the policy. This empirical work is complemented with context-specific knowledge of the policy in question to show that the nesting of both empirical and contextual approaches is crucial for effectively evaluating such policies. © 2013 © 2013 Regional Studies Association. Source

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