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ERIC Number: EJ791791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 63
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Regional Transformation Processes through the Universities-Institutions-Industry Relationship
Cassia, Lucio; Colombelli, Alessandra; Paleari, Stefano
Industry and Higher Education, v22 n2 p 105-118 Apr 2008
The purpose of this paper is, first, to highlight the role of the relationships between universities, institutions and firms in different regional development processes working towards a knowledge economy, and, second, to draw some implications for local policy makers. Adopting the regional innovation system (RIS) approach, the authors analyse selected regions--Cambridge (UK), Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany), Goteborg, (Sweden), Singapore, Milwaukee (USA) and Pittsburgh (USA)--which in the last two decades have undergone a process of economic and industrial renewal. From their analysis of the regional transformation process, they classify three different regional development paths defined respectively as "RIS-into", "RIS-from" and "RIS-through" processes. Some common features emerge. In the process of regional development cooperation among universities, institutions and firms is essential. In particular, local universities play a crucial role in providing highly-educated people, research and spin-off activities. Thus universities are able to foster knowledge spillovers and interact constructively with firms. These interactions are nurtured and promoted by local policy makers. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Singapore; Sweden; United Kingdom (Cambridge)