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Can a public university think and act entrepreneurially?
Read about why entrepreneurial thinking matters at a university, how it benefits students and the community, and how to initiate cultural change in an institution like a university.
Entrepreneurial thinking may not seem like an obvious mindset for a university, but many of its problem-solving approaches apply to ideas like research and academic freedom. Like entrepreneurial thinking, scholarly activity starts with curiosity, exploration, and being open to new approaches. And like entrepreneurial thinkers, academics often challenge current thinking, tackle issues with large-scale implications, spend years testing and perfecting solutions, and put social impact first.
In this ebook, University of Calgary President and Vice-Chancellor Elizabeth Cannon shares her experiences with infusing entrepreneurial thinking into the strategy and operations of one of Canada's leading public research universities.