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ERIC Number: EJ795517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Universities, Regional Policy and the Knowledge Economy
Peters, Michael A.; May, Tim
Policy Futures in Education, v2 n2 p263-277 2004
This article focuses on the spatial clustering dimension of new information and communications technology (ICT)-driven economic activity based on knowledge industries and especially the tacit knowledge synergies to be achieved through networking in geographical space. The article first details the new knowledge economy, reviewing claims made for its distinctiveness and its role in raising levels of productivity before turning to a brief study of the clustering effects of new ICT-driven economic activity and the development of policies designed to enhance regional development. The remainder of the article details a case study--Univercities: the Manchester Knowledge Capital Initiative--in the North-west of the United Kingdom based on recent research into the attempt to create a "Knowledge Capital" within the Greater Manchester conurbation, which is designed to position Manchester at the heart of the knowledge economy. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom