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The Fountain of Knowledge: The Role of Universities in Economic Development

Shiri M. Breznitz


The Fountain of Knowledge analyzes two world-renowned universities, their investment in technology commercialization, and the outcome of this contribution in their local economies. This book has three main arguments. First, the way in which a university goes about improving its technology-transfer capability matters. Conducting a focused and thoughtful comprehensive change that includes all sections of the university will improve commercialization. Second, by choosing a particular path of change, the university also changes its role and its ability to contribute to the region. Third, not all c ... More

Keywords: universities, technology commercialization, Yale, Cambridge, biotechnology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804789615
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804789615.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shiri M. Breznitz, author
University of Toronto