The Research University and the Development of High-Technology Centers in the United States

@article{Smilor2007TheRU,
  title={The Research University and the Development of High-Technology Centers in the United States},
  author={R. Smilor and N. O'Donnell and Gregory M. Stein and Robert S. Welborn},
  journal={Economic Development Quarterly},
  year={2007},
  volume={21},
  pages={203 - 222}
}
This article examines the drivers that have shaped a more proactive and entrepreneurial approach to the creation of high-technology centers through three detailed case studies of research universities: the University of California, San Diego; the University of Texas at Austin; and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University in Research Triangle Park. The cases show the importance of committed leadership, the power of a mobilizing event, the… Expand
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