This poignant study presents a collection of research on entrepreneurship and community engagement. The context of this book is Syracuse University's award winning model of Scholarship in Action with its emphasis on sustainable campus-community entrepreneurial partnerships and its resultant `Syracuse Miracle', the transformation that has occurred in the Central New York community thanks to the university's partnership with the community to drive social, environmental, and economic development.
Broken into three engaging sections, this book introduces appraisals of technology entrepreneurship and community engagement; community engagement and entrepreneurship; and entrepreneurship, engagement, and new models of education. The first section includes chapters that focus on successful corporate university partnerships, programs to champion student technology companies, and new models for supporting technology transfer. Section two concentrates on topics including transforming a community law clinic to aid community entrepreneurs, supporting successful entrepreneurs in distressed communities, and engineering a community newspaper in partnership with local residents. The final section includes analyses of services for entrepreneurs with disabilities and an innovative program that connects university students to provide assistance, factors that contribute to innovation and entrepreneurship among adults, and a new entrepreneurial program that provides teacher education.
Academic Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement is well suited for both students and scholars, as well as for all those invested in pursuing innovative, progressive avenues of community engagement.
Edited by Bruce Kingma, Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Syracuse University, US
Contents: Preface PART I: TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 1. The Five Keys to Success in Academic Entrepreneurship Bruce Kingma 2. Transforming a Professional Curriculum through Engagement with Practice: The Global Enterprise Technology Program at Syracuse University Robert Heckman and Jeffrey Saltz 3. Tapping Our Fountain of Youth: The Guiding Philosophy and First Report on the Syracuse Student Startup Accelerator Michael Anthony D'Eredita and Sean Branagan, with Nasir Ali 4. Syracuse University Technology Commercialization Clinics Theodore Hagelin PART II: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 5. Community Development Law and Legal Education Deborah S. Kenn 6. The Syracuse Miracle: Inspiring Entrepreneurs through Conversations Jill Hurst-Wahl 7. South Side Newspaper Project Steve Davis PART III: ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ENGAGEMENT AND NEW MODELS OF EDUCATION 8. Bridging a Traumatic Past to an Envisioned Future: A Case Study of Social Entrepreneurship J. Michael Haynie and Gary Shaheen 9. Inclusive Entrepreneurship Gary Shaheen 10. The Role of Information and Motivation in the Process of Innovation Ruth V. Small, Mark R. Costa and Susan L. Rothwell 11. `Do it Again!': Students Serving as Catalysts Within a Teacher Education Innovation Benjamin Dotger Index