Why is it so difficult to nurture innovation and academic entrepreneurship at a college or university?

by Melissa Morriss-Olson (Provost, Bay Path University)

Photo: Melissa Morriss-OlsonMy keen and longstanding interest in innovation was first fueled by my doctoral dissertation research, conducted in the early 1990s with a focus on small college resiliency. I studied the financial performance and management strategies of 100 small resource constrained institutions over a ten-year period to account for why some colleges thrived while others declined. I found that the most resilient colleges employed several strategies that, when taken together, helped explain their success. more >>