The role of Higher Education Institutions in building regional innovation systems

Marjolein C. J. Caniels*, Herman van den Bosch

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    Abstract

    Many studies focus on applying scientific technologies in manufacturing, or investigating the regional impact of contract and co-operative research of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). However, HEIs' role as builders of the regional innovation system (RIS) has generally been under-researched. We review literature on the role of HEIs in fuelling the RIS and offer suggestions for deliberate actions that stimulate regional development. For further research we suggest to perform a network analysis addressing factors that relate to characteristics of: (1) HEIs; (2) regional firms; (3) the collaborative relationship; and (4) the environmental context in which HEIs and firms are embedded.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)271-U377
    Number of pages17
    JournalPapers in Regional Science
    Volume90
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

    Keywords

    • Higher Education Institutions
    • regional development
    • learning
    • regional innovation system
    • ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT
    • ABSORPTIVE-CAPACITY
    • UNIVERSITIES
    • KNOWLEDGE
    • COMPETITIVENESS
    • PERSPECTIVE
    • INDUSTRY
    • IMPACTS
    • SCIENCE

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