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    Entrepreneurial regions: evidence from Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire

    Lawton Smith, Helen and Glasson, J. and Romeo, Saverio and Waters, Rupert and Chadwick, A. (2013) Entrepreneurial regions: evidence from Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Social Science Information 52 (4), pp. 653-673. ISSN 0539-0184.

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    Understanding the growth of entrepreneurial regions and the extent to which the actors in the triple helix model are dominant at particular stages in development is the theme of this article. Both Oxfordshire and the Cambridge sub-region are important high-tech economies dominated by historic universities, Oxford and Cambridge (often referred to collectively as Oxbridge), two of the world’s leading research universities. As entrepreneurial regions, however, they differ in a number of respects. In the article different dynamics leading to the inception, implementation, consolidation and renewal of regions characterized by very high levels of technology-based entrepreneurship are explored. It is argued that, although they are leading locations of multiple clusters of high-tech firms, they could have been more successful in creating more and bigger firms. It is proposed that part of the explanation lies in the relative lack of engagement of their major assets (the universities) in leading local economic development.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Cambridge sub-region, entrepreneurial regions, Oxfordshire, technology, universities
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 09:03
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:08


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