200 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, notes, index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-0984-3
Published: August 2013
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-1184-6
Published: August 2013
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A preface and a new chapter by the authors address recent developments, including innovative licensing strategies, developments in online education, and the value of arts and sciences in an entrepreneurial society.
About the Authors
Holden Thorp is editor-in-chief for the Science family of journals.
For more information about Holden Thorp, visit the Author Page.
Buck Goldstein is professor emeritus and University Entrepreneur in Residence in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For more information about Buck Goldstein, visit the Author Page.
"A growing chorus of voices is insisting that the world's great problems will be solved only through innovative thinking and that such thinking can best be found at the research university. Right at the forefront of this group are Holden Thorp . . . and Buck Goldstein . . . and they lay out a persuasive case in Engines of Innovation."--BizEd
"Thorp and Goldstein make a strong case for their vision."--Raleigh News & Observer
"Cover[s] the importance of enterprise, leadership, changing culture, responsibility, and much more. . . . A vital entry into any community or college library collection that features insights into the future of education and societal change."--Midwest Book Review
"An intriguing book."--Metro
"Thorp and Goldstein have hit the mark. Promoting innovation in higher education is one of the best things we can do for our country's global competitiveness and economic future, and this book points the way forward."--Michael R. Bloomberg, mayor of New York City
"Universities have enabled the American dream and are among our nation's greatest competitive strengths. However, the costs of a university education are unsustainably high, and there is pressure on virtually every traditional source of revenue. Universities must transform themselves, yet they face numerous barriers to change--starting with the tenure system. This book, by one of the new generation of innovative university presidents together with a leading venture capitalist, describes how universities can embark on a whole new path. The book is full of ideas for university leaders, trustees, alumni, philanthropists, and the business community."--Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School
Multimedia & Links
Read: Goldstein's blog posts at Huffington Post.