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Impact of the university of padova in the development of local economy and in the entrepreneurship of its graduates
Journal Title: ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE  
Author/s: Silvia Blasi, Silvia Rita Sedita 
Year:  2018 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 Pg. 72-85 FullText PDF:  501 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ES2018-003007
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In the United States, the performance of Universities is also measured in the ability to churn out important businesses. In Italy the role of universities as the cradle of entrepreneurship has never been emphasized. In this article we discuss if the university is a marginal actor or if the society must change the perception towards it, from the cradle of scientific knowledge to an incubator of entrepreneurship. In particular, the article reflects on the impact of the University of Padua in the development of the local economy and in the development of business creation processes by its graduates. In order to deepen the phenomenon, we intersected information related to graduates and to companies; in addition, between March and May 2017, we conducted a survey that involved 315 companies, created by UniPD graduates, selected through a stratified sampling by type of company and time of foundation.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Student Entrepreneurship, University
Jel Code: L26, O3

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Silvia Blasi, Silvia Rita Sedita, Impact of the university of padova in the development of local economy and in the entrepreneurship of its graduates in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 3/2018, pp. 72-85, DOI:10.3280/ES2018-003007

   

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