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This article is a near-last version of a chapter that has been published in: Christensen S., Delahousse B., Didier C., Meganck M., Murphy M. (eds) The Engineering-Business Nexus. Philosophy of Engineering and Technology, vol 32. Springer (2019).


This chapter explores the role of universities in job creation. It does this by taking two approaches. The first is to look at how the university sees its role as expanding from traditional first and second mission activities to encompass third mission activities including industry engagement and how this supports job creation and economic development. The second approach is to examine how new jobs are created in a geographic region or country, and the role that the university can play in support of this. Typical third mission activities such as incubators, technology transfer, and science parks are also examined; including the role of government support and incentives.