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    Universities, innovation, and territorial development: a review of the evidence

    Lawton Smith, Helen (2007) Universities, innovation, and territorial development: a review of the evidence. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 25 (1), pp. 98-114. ISSN 0263-774X.

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    In many countries, universities are emerging as the focal point for the formulation and delivery of policies on innovation, cluster development, human capital formation and development, entrepreneurship, and governance. The author provides a critique of arguments as to why universities have come to be seen as crucial stakeholders in the innovation process, and, in particular, should be territorial actors. It is argued that ascribing a central role in contemporary innovation systems to universities needs to be done with caution, and cannot be understood in isolation from political pressure.


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
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    Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2013 11:32
    Last Modified: 28 Feb 2023 13:29


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