Extending the legacy of the land grant institution as a social innovation: A new vision for university technology transfer and entrepreneurship

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Abstract

This chapter opens with a brief historical account of the vision and development of the land grant college and university system. This account begins to frame the land grant model as an important American social innovation. Next, the legacy of the land grant system as a social innovation is extended through a review of the role the Cooperative Extension System in enacting the New Deal during the Great Depression era. The topic culminates in the chapter with a critical exploration of the revenuedriven university technology transfer system that is currently in place and presents an alternative model that is anchored in the principles and practices of social entrepreneurship. Land grant colleges and universities are positioned as key agents in advancing such an alternative model, which is consistent with the historical role these institutions have played in advancing the economic and social interests of the nation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth
PublisherJAI Press
Pages209-226
Number of pages18
Volume24
ISBN (Print)9781783504985
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth
Volume24
ISSN (Print)10484736

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Keywords

  • Land grant university technology transfer
  • Research commercialization
  • Social entrepreneurship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Finance
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Mars, M. M. (2014). Extending the legacy of the land grant institution as a social innovation: A new vision for university technology transfer and entrepreneurship. In Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth (Vol. 24, pp. 209-226). (Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth; Vol. 24). JAI Press. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1048-473620140000024008