Toward the third generation of medical universities, a strategy for knowledge-based economics

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Management / Faculty of Management / Islamic Azad University of Tehran - West Branch


Background and Objective: The entrepreneurship grows up significantly in the last decade, showing new ways to emergent economies. With that development has become the necessity of entrepreneur education. The society look for one guidance to build new opportunities of business or some help to innovate in some way.
Analysis Method: Inthis paper which is organized by analytic and descriptive approach, in order to understand the concepts of the Third Generation University, entrepreneurship, the knowledge-based economy, literature of the subject, has been reviewed by documentary study. To illustrate the impact of the university on the economy and the essential structures toward the third-generation universities, existing records have been reviewed through search on authoritative online sites and the study of the latest articles and related documents.
Results: The third-mission of universities depends on its national and institutional context. If university wish to promote the entrepreneurial ideal, then identification of institutional barriers is a necessity. They require the existence of a mass of entrepreneurial models as a pattern to performance. It is important to understand the expectations of industry, government and university and their role. There is no unique and best way to contribute to economic development, rather optimal approaches are contextually dependent. A refined version of the triple-helix model of university– industry–government could improve the performance of universities in economies.


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