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The territorial development of innovation support assets through university / business interactions: towards a dynamic model

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paul Benneworth, Professor Stuart Dawley


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This paper connects a policy-related research report (commissioned by the Small Business Service for England) into a series of academic debates surrounding the roles of universities in the territorial innovation process. The paper attempts to make sense of the way universities and small firms collaborate within a peripheral region economy. The findings reveal the evolutionary nature of universities capacities to support local small firms, originating from a demand side pull from sophisticated firms leading to a broader range of collaborative processes with less sophisticated firms. In so doing the chapter offers an alternative to the much covered case studies of successful regions with high levels of university - business connections.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Benneworth PS, Dawley SJ

Editor(s): Oakey R; During W; Kauser S

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: New technology based firms in the new millennium

Year: 2005

Volume: 4

Pages: 41-62

Number of Volumes: 6

Publisher: Elsevier

Place Published: Oxford


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ISBN: 0080446191