The generative and developmental roles of universities in regional innovation systems

Gunasekara, Chrys S. (2006) The generative and developmental roles of universities in regional innovation systems. Science and Public Policy, 33(2), pp. 137-150.

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This paper explores the state of the literature on the role that universities perform in the development of regional innovation systems. The predominant focus in the literature has been on institutional analysis of university-industry technology transfer. This is important but tends to underestimate the potentially broad-based 'third role' of universities in regional systems, as well as exploring the nature of, and possible explanations for, differences in the roles that uni-versities perform in different regional settings. An analytical framework is proposed for considering the nature of the role of universities in the development of regional innovation systems and explanation of variation in the roles performed by universities in different regional settings.

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ID Code: 8434
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: generative and developmental roles of universities, regional innovation systems, on institutional analysis of university, industry technology
DOI: 10.3152/147154306781779118
ISSN: 1471-5430
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Beech Tree Publishing
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2015 02:09

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