Integration of academic and entrepreneurial roles: The case of nanotechnology research at Chalmers University of Technology
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

This article analyzes how researchers in leading roles at a Swedish research university relate to the integration of academic and entrepreneurial roles in the field of nanotechnology. In contrast to earlier studies that characterize researchers as being either ‘critical towards’ or ‘unfit for’ entrepreneurial activity, the article argues that researchers can develop a positive approach towards entrepreneurship and it discusses how this, in certain situations and in a specific research area, can lead to new innovation networks and provide important input to early development and commercialization. This is encouraging in the view of current science and innovation policy of nations, which promotes the entrepreneurial scientist and yet hesitates to give him or her adequate control over resources for innovation management processes.

Science policy

entrepreneurial university

role integration

nanotechnology

actor network theory

Författare

Hans Fogelberg

Göteborgs universitet

Mats Lundqvist

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Science and Public Policy

0302-3427 (ISSN) 1471-5430 (eISSN)

Vol. 40 127-139

Styrkeområden

Nanovetenskap och nanoteknik

Drivkrafter

Innovation och entreprenörskap

Ämneskategorier

Sociologi

Ekonomi och näringsliv

Nanoteknik

Infrastruktur

Nanotekniklaboratoriet

DOI

10.1093/scipol/scs074