Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/50728
Authors: 
Uyarra, Elvira
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Manchester Business School working paper 564
Abstract: 
The impact of universities on the economic wellbeing and innovative potential of regions has been the object of intense scholarly and policy interest in the last years. Despite this interest, a clear picture is missing in relation to the roles universities are seen to play, the benefits of HEI activities and the mechanisms through which they occur. This paper proposes a review and a critique of current views on the role of universities and their associated policy implications. This paper argues that the literature provides a fragmented account of HEIs regional engagement and highlights the need for an integrated approach combining firm-level considerations, with institutional and strategic issues affecting universities engagement, and regional specific determinants shaping localised interactions.
Subjects: 
HEIs
regional development
regional innovation systems
knowledge spillovers
entrepreneurship
knowledge transfer
university industry links
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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