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Evaluation of the Entrepreneurial University Dimensions in Albanian

In the last decade many universities have developed alongside with teaching and research traditional missions also their third mission that enables them to move towards the “entrepreneurial university” model. Such approach no doubts play a crucial role in the socio-economic development. The urgent need of Albanian universities to contribute to the social and economic local and regional developments of the country has been stated in national strategy for higher education of the Albanian Government. The objective of this research is to evaluate the dimensions of an entrepreneurial university in Albanian public universities towards this model. Using HEInnovate tool and in depth interviews the study tries to identify strong and weak areas and potential actions to be undertaken by universities leadership and policy makers. Internationalization and close links with industry were evaluated by participants as the strongest areas with the highest score compared to the other dimensions of an entrepreneurial university. Organizational capacity, human and financial resources and support for entrepreneurs were identified as the weakest areas. Even though there are some attempts still much needs to be done from Albanian public universities (both within its internal and external environment) in order to move toward this model and play an active role in the socio- economic development of the country.

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Posted in Economics, Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Volume VIII, Issue no. 5