Identifying the key motives of academic entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka

R. L. Perera*, B. Igel

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Abstract

Previous research recognized the value of entrepreneurial work of university lecturers. Identifying the motives for engagement in entrepreneurial endeavors is required to strengthen the nation's quadruple helix consisting of university, industry government and citizens for socio-economic development. This paper explores the key motives of university lecturers to act entrepreneurial. Through semi-structured interviews with thirty Sri Lankan university lecturers at three state universities, we identified a set of key motives related to different institutional settings. Finally, we generated eight research propositions to direct further research on academic entrepreneurship in countries with limited university-industry linkages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages226-231
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509015009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 20 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT 2016 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: Sep 19 2016Sep 22 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT 2016
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period9/19/169/22/16

Keywords

  • Academic entrepreneurs
  • key motives
  • Sri Lanka

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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