Nuancing the roles of entrepreneurial universities in regional economic development

Pugh, Rhiannon and Hamilton, Eleanor and Soetanto, Danny and Jack, Sarah and Ronan, Nicola and Mayfield, Amy (2022) Nuancing the roles of entrepreneurial universities in regional economic development. Studies in Higher Education, 47 (5). pp. 964-972. ISSN 0307-5079

[thumbnail of SHE_Manuscript_8_March_2022_Pughetal]
Text (SHE_Manuscript_8_March_2022_Pughetal)
SHE_Manuscript_8_March_2022_Pughetal.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs.

Download (278kB)


This paper explores the idea of the entrepreneurial university and how it differs in diverse regional and institutional settings. From the analysis of university engagement in a regional economic development programme in fifteen city-regions in England (UK), this study identifies three roles that entrepreneurial universities play in regional economic development as growth supporter, steerer, and driver. The roles vary depending on regional characteristics, the university's motivation and its capability to engage in third mission activities and the constellation of active stakeholders working towards regional development. In addition to advancing the concept of entrepreneurial universities, this paper explores the contemporary policy trend towards placing a stronger emphasis on universities as drivers of regional economic development.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Studies in Higher Education
Uncontrolled Keywords:
?? education ??
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
24 Mar 2022 09:50
Last Modified:
01 May 2024 00:20