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Universities, Innovation and the Economy : Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks - Helen Lawton Smith

Universities, Innovation and the Economy

Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

Hardcover Published: 15th June 2006
ISBN: 9780415324939
Number Of Pages: 265

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Universities are increasingly expected to be at the heart of networked structures contributing to society in meaningful and measurable ways through research, the teaching and development of experts, and knowledge innovation. While there is nothing new in universities' links with industry, what is recent is their role as territorial actors. It is government policy in many countries that universities - and in some countries national laboratories - stimulate regional or local economic development.

Universities, Innovation and the Economy explores the implications of this expectation. It sites this new role within the context of broader political histories, comparing how countries in Europe and North America have balanced the traditional roles of teaching and research with that of exploitation of research and defining a territorial role.

Helen Lawton-Smith highlights how pressure from the state and from industry has produced new paradigms of accountability that include responsibilities for regional development. This book uses empirical evidence from studies conducted in North America and Europe to provide an overview of the changing geography of university-industry links.

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'The book is well positioned in the Routledge studies in business organisations and network series, offering a valuable contribution and essential reading to those interested in the role(s) of universities in the 21st century.' - Environment and Planning

List of tables
List of figures
Preface and acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
What kinds of university systems - what are the new paradigms in the 21 st century in Europe and the USA?
The regional economy and the university
The measurement of university and industry links and economic development
Universities in national innovation systems in Europe
Universities in innovation systems in North America
Universities, labour markets and economic development in Europe and the USA
Case study places: Europe - Grenoble and Oxfordshire
Case study places: USA- Stanford, Louisville and Princeton
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ISBN: 9780415324939
ISBN-10: 0415324939
Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 265
Published: 15th June 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.05  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1