Recently I have been investigating political aspects of venture creation programs. A VCP can be characterized as a major innovation within a university setting, if it is considered a disruption  compared to the traditional pedagogical methods used for decades in universities. This way, many theories on innovation management can be used to understand the establishment and development of VCPs. For example Frost and Egri’s (1990) article “Influence of political action on innovation” can be used to understand better why people resist the creation of VCPs, and why top management support is important. I have recently completed an action research based article on this theme. Contact me to have a look!


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