Entrepreneurial university and regional sustainable development: proposal of a model

Frank Leonardo Casado, Julio Cesar Mairese Siluk, Nilza Luiza Venturini Zampieri


Universities, are creators of knowledge, are potential actors of sustainable development practices and social responsibility. Even if it is evident the importance of effective actions that are being carried out within the framework of the universities, it is known that society expects much more than they've been doing. Highlights therefore following paradox: on the one hand, the universities, primarily the federal institutions of higher education (IFES), develop many social actions (extension), generate new technologies (search) and form quality professionals (teaching). On the other hand, it is possible to say that a larger contribution is required to meet the demands of the population where are inserted, if making urgent greater participation in the process of sustainable development of their regions of comprehensiveness. The quest-to achieve these goals, it was the preparation of foundations for implementation of a program of innovative entrepreneurship. Which shows necessary for allowing the unification of isolated initiatives today, the search for financing of strategic projects, the definition and implementation of policy on entrepreneurship and innovation of institution and the consolidation of administrative structure capable of supporting the demands of teaching, research and extension.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5902/198346597755

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Revista de Administração da UFSM. Brazilian Journal of Management

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