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Universities, Innovation and the Economy

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks ISBN: 9780203358054 9780415324939 9780415511223 9780415653039 9781134344239 9781134344222 9781134344185 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203358054 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics
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Universities are increasingly expected to be at the heart of networked structures contributing to society in meaningful and measurable ways through research, the teaching and development of experts, and knowledge innovation. While there is nothing new in universities’ links with industry, what is recent is their role as territorial actors. It is government policy in many countries that universities - and in some countries national laboratories - stimulate regional or local economic development. Universities, Innovation and the Economy explores the implications of this expectation. It sites this new role within the context of broader political histories, comparing how countries in Europe and North America have balanced the traditional roles of teaching and research with that of exploitation of research and defining a territorial role. Helen Lawton-Smith highlights how pressure from the state and from industry has produced new paradigms of accountability that

Economic Geography

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Economic Geography ISBN: 9780203020258 9780415367844 9781138867154 9781134208784 9781134208777 9781134208739 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203020258 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Geography --- Business and Management --- Economics
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The impact of economic geography both within and beyond the wider field of geography has been constrained in the past by its own limitations. Drawing together the work of several eminent geographers this superb collection assesses the current state of knowledge in the sub discipline and its future direction. In doing so, the contributors show how economic geographers have offered explanations that affect places and lives in the broader context of the global economy. Offering a discussion of theoretical constructs and methodologies with the purpose to show the need to combine different approaches in understanding spatial (inter) dependencies, contributors also demonstrate the need to engage with multiple audiences, and within this context they proceed to examine how geographers have interfaced with businesses and policy. This excellent collection moves economic geography from a preoccupation with theory towards more rigorous empirical research with greater relevance for public policy. With excellent breadth of coverage, it provides an outstanding introduction to research topics and approaches.

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doreen --- massey --- regional --- science --- quantitative --- revolution --- industrial --- district --- michael --- storper

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