The Academic Executive Brief (ISSN 2212-0424), published twice a year by Elsevier, contains analysis, insight and information to assist higher education executives focused on the research enterprise in decision-making and charting a path for success.

From conception to reinvention: KAIST advances Korean economic development

By Byoung Yoon Kim and Sung-Mo “Steve” Kang, KAIST

KAIST is recharging itself to educate future entrepreneurs and create an ecosystem for technology startups by planning new programs and adding infrastructure

Embedding an entrepreneurial culture at Northwestern

An interview with Alicia Löffler, Northwestern University

In 2010 Northwestern University decided to change the way it moves innovations to the market with a more holistic approach, incorporating translational activities

Lund University exemplifies Swedish innovation

Interview with Per Eriksson, Lund University

Adaptation and innovation are second nature to Sweden's historic Lund University as it champions local development while seeding global companies

A national report highlights the potential for local impact

Interview with George Baxter, University of Salford

The UK's Witty report, which explored maximizing research output potential to drive economic growth, helped the University of Salford confirm areas of focus in research and community engagement

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Academic research and economic development

Volume 4, Issue 1 – 2014

Academic leaders discuss innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development in context of their institutions and regions.

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This report identifies technology areas where Illinois’ university research and innovation strengths can improve business competitiveness.

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