Peterka, Sunčica Oberman
January 2011
Challenges of Europe: Growth & Competitiveness - Reversing Trend;2011, p547
Conference Proceeding
education, is becoming increasingly important. The question arises whether universities will be capable to carry out the needed reforms in order to occupy an important place in the development (economic and political) of a country. Each of activities of the university (teaching and research) should make its contribution to the development of society, taking into account responsibility towards community and society in which it operates ("culture of accountability"). In order to fulfil its task, universities need to redefine their mission, vision and activities and replace their traditional approach with a new, contemporary approach, which has been named "entrepreneurial approach" by many authors. Entrepreneurial answer offers a formula for institutional development of university in which university defines and determines its autonomy, ensures diversified financing (and thus decreases its dependence on the state), develops new university departments and activities in accordance with society's demand, and leads to structural changes, which are securing better university's capacity in responding to changes. The objective of this paper is to present the model of entrepreneurial university and test it at J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek; to determine the way in which this university perceives its environment, how it reacts to changes, and how close, or how far from entrepreneurial university it is and what needs to be done to change it. Result of this paper can help management of J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek in conducting needed changes, but also to all other Universities in Croatia to understand the process of creating entrepreneurial university and urgency to do it.


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