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Academic entrepreneurship and traditional academic duties: synergy or rivalry?

De Silva, Muthu (2015) Academic entrepreneurship and traditional academic duties: synergy or rivalry? Studies in Higher Education, . ISSN 0307-5079. E-ISSN 1470-174X. (doi:10.1080/03075079.2015.1029901) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This study investigates the influence of academic entrepreneurship on traditional academic duties carried out in a resource-constrained environment, particularly focusing on whether there is synergy or rivalry between these two activities. Using qualitative evidence, we discover that there are funding, resource, knowledge and skill and networking synergies between academic entrepreneurship and traditional academic duties. These synergies are found to be extremely important in overcoming resource barriers to conduct teaching and research. Academic entrepreneurs manage their engagement in multiple activities through symbiotic relationships with other academics. While academic entrepreneurs are the initiators who secure entrepreneurial opportunities, other academics support them as they capitalise on these opportunities. The importance of encouraging academic entrepreneurship as a strategy to overcome resource barriers to traditional academic duties is emphasised. Implications and future research avenues are highlighted. © 2015 Society for Research into Higher Education

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1029901
Uncontrolled keywords: academic entrepreneurship, resource-constrained environment, rivalry, Sri Lanka, synergy, traditional academic duties
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Muthu De Silva
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 09:32 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49169 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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