The Entrepreneurial University in a Technology-based Economy

  • Nancy Belck
Keywords: Higher Education, Technology-based Economy, Entrepreneurial University


To respond effectively to the learning and research needs of a technology-based economy, universities cannot take a "business as usual" approach. University of Nebraska at Omaha broke many academic stereotypes to become an effective leader and partner in the creation of an entrepreneurial institute that supports the changing needs of the Omaha-area economy. Different from traditional approaches to universitybusiness partnerships, this case offers an example of a joint venture that blurs the lines between business and academe.