New Frontiers of Enterpreneurship in Academic Theory and Practice

In this introductory essay to the Special Issue of Sinergie, our aim is first to portray the main features of the Strategic Management Society Special Conference entitled New Frontiers of Entrepreneurship: Strategy Governance and Evolution that was hosted on May 23-25, 2007 by the School of Economics and Business at the University of Catania. Second, we feature multiple roles of agents of change that management researchers and professors are increasingly called to assume in the current university landscape and will be even more often called to undertake as part of their general tasks in the future; i.e., the ones respectively of scientific entrepreneurs, knowledge brokers and managers of cultural events. Third, we eventually marshal some conclusions on the budding complexities in the responsibility range of management researchers and professor and how it is possible to deal with them.

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