Universities as key knowledge infrastructures in regional innovation systems

Charles, David (2006) Universities as key knowledge infrastructures in regional innovation systems. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 19 . pp. 117-130. ISSN 1351-1610

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13511610600608013

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Abstract

There are different dimensions to the role played by universities in regional innovation. One
perspective is to examine the different forms of knowledge and knowledge transfer in the form of commodified knowledge, human capital and social capital. A second perspective is to look at different governance and policy contexts and consider national systems of higher education, national programmes for regional innovation as well as regionally specific interactions. Examples of university engagement in Europe across these different scales are presented. Overall, there is a need for integration and joining up of policies at the regional scale.

Additional Information:Special Issue: The Knowledge Infrastructure: Analysis, Institutional Dynamics and Policy Issues
Keywords:universities, regional innovation system, knowledge exchange
Subjects:L Social studies > L721 Economic Geography
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:03 Dec 2014 20:12

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