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Entrepreneurship Book Published

UCR's Donald Siegel Co-authors Book on Entrepreneurship

Palm Desert Graduate Center professor analyzes keys to innovation and technological change.

(June 6, 2007)

Donald S. Siegel

Donald S. Siegel

PALM DESERT, Calif. ( — Donald S. Siegel, professor of entrepreneurship at the University of California, Riverside Palm Desert Graduate Center and associate dean for graduate studies at UCR’s A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, is the co-author of “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technological Change,” just published by Oxford University Press.

Albert N. Link, professor of economics at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, also is co-author.

The book presents a reader-friendly analysis and synthesis of the key approaches in economics and management to innovation, entrepreneurship and technological change.

The authors provide definitions and historical examples of key concepts, outline a framework to analyze key topics, compare and contrast different theoretical frameworks, and compare international innovation infrastructure and technology policy.

Key topics covered include:

• Basic concepts of innovation and technological change.
• A history of the role of the entrepreneur in innovation.
• The impact of innovation and information technology on performance.
• The analysis of technological spillovers.
• Innovation in the service sector.
• University technology commercialization and entrepreneurship, including
property-based institutions such as research parks and incubators.
• Entrepreneurship in the public sector.
• A systematic analysis and synthesis of the new interdisciplinary literature
on technology commercialization and entrepreneurship at universities.

The book reflects the debate around these topics and will be an important guide for academics and graduate and advanced undergraduate students of business, economics, entrepreneurship and innovation studies. The book also provides a roadmap of specific recommendations for managers and policymakers.

The book may be purchased through the Oxford University Press Web site at

The UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center at 75-080 Frank Sinatra Drive is at the
heart of the Coachella Valley. As a graduate center of UC Riverside, UCR Palm
Desert offers graduate degrees in business administration with an emphasis on
entrepreneurship and a master of fine arts with an emphasis on creative writing
and writing for performance. Research activities include the Desert Studies
Initiative of the Center for Conservation Biology; technology transfer; and Native American studies. Visit or call (760) 834-0800 for more information.

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