The Introduction to Special Issue on Student Entrepreneurship




Entrepreneural University;, Entrepreneurial Commitment, Technology Transfer;, Youth Entrepreneurship


This Special Issue would represent a forum for scholar inthe field to further accrue knowledge on student entrepreneurshipand the five papers included in the issue areauthored by scholars from around the globe on a differentarray of student’s entrepreneurship timely topics.


Abreu, M. and Grinevich, V. (2013), “The nature of academic entrepreneurship in the UK: widening the focus on entrepreneurial activities”, Research Policy, Vol. 42 No. 2, pp. 408-422.

Astebro, T., Bazzazian, N., Braguinsky, S. (2012). “Startups by recent university graduates and their faculty: Implications for university entrepreneurship policy”, Research Policy, 41(4).

Bergmann, H., Hundt, C., & Sternberg, R. (2016). What makes student entrepreneurs? On the relevance (and irrelevance) of the university and the regional context for student start-ups. Small Business Economics. doi:10.1007/s11187-016-9700-6.

Bergmann H., Geissler M., Hund C., Grave B. (2018): “The climate for entrepreneurship at higher education institutions”, Research Policy, 47.

Beyhan, B., Findik D. (2018). Student and graduate entrepreneurship: ambidextrous universities create more nascent entrepreneurs. J. Technol. Transfer., 43 (5) (2018), pp. 1346-1374.

Clarysse, B., Tartari, V., Salter, A. (2011). “The impact of entrepreneurial capacity, experience and organizational support on academic entrepreneurship”, Research Policy, 40 (8).

Eesley, C.E., Roberts, E.B., Yang, D. (2009). “Entrepreneurial Ventures from Technology- Based Universities: A Cross National Comparison”. Working Paper - Stanford University.

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Etzkowitz, H. A., & Leydesdorff, L. (Eds.). (1997). Universities and the Global Knowledge Economy: A Triple Helix of Academic-Industry-Government Relations. London: Cassell Academic.

Etzkowitz, H. (1993). “Enterprises from Science: The origins of Science-based Regional Economic Development”. Minerva, 31(3): 326-360.

Etzkowitz, H., Webster, A., Gebhardt, C. and Terra, B.R.C. (2000), “The future of the university and the university of the future: evolution of ivory tower to entrepreneurial paradigm”, Research Policy, Vol. 29 No. 2, pp. 313-330.

Etzkowitz, H., Leydesdorff, L., 1997. Introduction to special issue on science policy dimensions of the Triple Helix of university–industry–government relations. Science & Public Policy, 24.

Etzkowitz, H. A., & Leydesdorff, L. (2000). The dynamics of innovation: from National Systems and “Mode 2” to a Triple Helix of university–industry–government relations. Research Policy, 29(2), 109–123. doi:10.1016/S0048-7333(99)00055-4;

Fayolle, A. and Gailly, B. (2015), “The impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial attitudes and intention: hysteresis and persistence”, Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 53 No. 1, pp. 75-93.

Feola R., Cucino V., Parente R. (2020), The entrepreneurial role of university: how to measure the entrepreneurial orientation of Academia, Journal of the Knowledge Economy. ISSN: 1868-7865 (print version), ISSN: 1868-7873. DOI: 10.1007/s13132-020-00675-9.

Fini, R., Fu, K., Mathisen, M., Rasmussen, E. and Wright, M. (2017), “Institutional determinants of university spin-off quantity and quality: a longitudinal, multilevel, cross-country study”, Small Business Economics, Vol. 48 No. 2, pp. 361-391.

Fini R., Meoli A., Sobrero M., Ghiselli S., Ferrante F. (2016), “Student Entrepreneurship: Demographics, Competences and Obstacles”, Almalaurea Consortium, 2016. Technical Report.

Fini, R., Grimaldi, R., Santoni, S., Sobrero, M. (2011). “Complements or Substitutes? the Role of Universities and Local Context in Supporting the Creation of Academic Spin-Offs,” Research Policy, 40(8).

Grimaldi, R., Kenney, M., Siegel, D.S., Wright, M. (2011). “30 years after Bayh–Dole: Reassessing academic entrepreneurship”, Research Policy, 40(8).

Gulbrandsen, M., Smeby, J.C., 2005. Industry funding and university professors’research performance. Research Policy 34, 932–950.

Hayter, C.S., Lubynsky, R. and Maroulis, S. (2017), “Who is the academic entrepreneur? The role of graduate students in the development of university spinoffs”, The Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 42 No. 6, pp. 1237-1254.

Hsu, D.H., Roberts, E.B., Eesley, C.E. (2007). “Entrepreneurs from technology-based universities: evidence from MIT”, Research Policy, 36 (5).

Landry, R., Amara, S., Saihi, M. (2007). “Patenting and spin-off creation by Canadian researchers in engineering and life sciences”, The Journal of Technology Transfer, 32 (3).

Lazear, E.P. (2005). “Entrepreneurship”, Journal of Labor Economics, 23.

Lindholm Dahlstrand, Å., Berggren, E. (2010). “Linking innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education: a study of Swedish schools of entrepreneurship”. In: R., Oakey, A., Groen, G., Cook, & P., Van der Sijde, (Eds.), New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium, vol. 8: 35–50. Emerald Group Publishing.

Marchand, J. and Hermens, A. (2015), “Student entrepreneurship: a research agenda”, International Journal of Organizational Innovation, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 266-281.

Mowery, D.C. and Shane, S. (2002), “Introduction to the special issue on university entrepreneurship and technology transfer”, Management Science, Vol. 48 No. 1, pp. 5-9.

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Politis, D., Winborg, J. and Dahlstrand, Å.L. (2010), “Exploring the resource logic of student entrepreneurs”, International Small Business Journal, Vol. 30 No. 6, pp. 659-683.

Roberts, E. B., Eesley, C. (2009). “Entrepreneurial impact: The role of MIT”, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Rothaermel, F.T., Agung, S. and Jiang, L. (2007), “University entrepreneurship: a taxonomy of the literature”, Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 691-791.

Sieger, P., Fueglistaller, U., & Zellweger, T. (2011). Entrepreneurial Intentions and Activities of Students across the World. International Report of the GUESSS Project 2011. St. Gallen.

Shirokova, G., Osiyevskyy, O. and Bogatyreva, K. (2016), “Exploring the intention-behavior link in student entrepreneurship: moderating effects of individual and environmental characteristics”, European Management Journal, Vol. 34 No. 4, pp. 386-399.

Wright, M., Siegel, D.S. and Mustar, P. (2017), “An emerging ecosystem for student start-ups”, The Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 42 No. 4, pp. 909-922.

Wright, M., Mustar, P. and Siegel, D. (2019), Student Start-Ups: The New Landscape of Academic Entrepreneurship, World Scientific Books, doi: 10.1142/11494.



How to Cite

Parente, R., & Feola, R. (2021). The Introduction to Special Issue on Student Entrepreneurship. Piccola Impresa / Small Business, (1).