Title: University coworking-spaces: mechanisms, examples, and suggestions for entrepreneurial universities

Authors: Ricarda B. Bouncken

Addresses: University of Bayreuth, Prieserstr. 2, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany

Abstract: Universities can take the recent global trend of coworking-spaces to establish university coworking-spaces and build integrated concept for entrepreneurial universities. This conceptual paper discusses how university coworking-spaces can enrich entrepreneurial universities using the development of a new venture community, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, inspiration, autonomy, and knowledge flows, even international ones. Examples show how universities are pioneering with coworking-spaces. This paper also suggests how university coworking-spaces can integrate entrepreneurship education, linkages to firms, and admission structures, and use synergies through proper governance.

Keywords: entrepreneurial university; coworking-spaces; coworking; new venture; student entrepreneurship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2018.091709

International Journal of Technology Management, 2018 Vol.77 No.1/2/3, pp.38 - 56

Available online: 07 May 2018 *

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