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ERIC Number: EJ851142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Clusters, Innovation and Tertiary Education
Madgett, Paul; Belanger, Charles H.; Mount, Joan
Tertiary Education and Management, v11 n4 p337-354 Dec 2005
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the integration between research findings produced at the University and Community College levels and local SMEs (small and medium enterprises) as it impacts regional innovation systems and in particular the prospect of cluster formation. The paper explores certain factors that have been identified in international literature as being critical to fostering innovation in non-metropolitan regions. These factors include government policies and programmes, internal and external infrastructure, partnership or research links among educational institutions, and support from local business and civic leaders. Stakeholders from non-metropolitan regions were asked to judge the level of effectiveness with reference to these development "factors" while highlighting weaknesses, strengths, and effects on innovation in their locale.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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