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    Entrepreneurial academics and regional innovation systems: the case of spin-offs from London's universities

    Lawton-Smith, Helen and Chapman, D. and Wood, P. and Barnes, T. and Romeo, S. (2014) Entrepreneurial academics and regional innovation systems: the case of spin-offs from London's universities. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 32 (2), pp. 341-359. ISSN 0263-774X.

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    Abstract

    In this paper we explore the spin-off process from London’s universities using a regional innovation systems (RIS) framework. We examine the pattern of spin-offs in the context of changes in institutional support systems, both within the universities and in the London region. The majority of the university-related spin-offs are small and medium-sized enterprises concentrated in biomedical sectors, as elsewhere. However, over a third have left London. We explore these patterns, the implications for understanding the role of universities in RIS, and consequent policy implications.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): entrepreneurial academics, university spin-offs, regional innovation systems, London
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2014 14:16
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 10:06
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10617

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