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A step into the unknown: universities and the governance of regional economic development
Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3429-2788
Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Innovation, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, UK.
Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Innovation, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, UK.
Faculty of Science and Technology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
2016 (English)In: European Planning Studies, ISSN 0965-4313, E-ISSN 1469-5944, Vol. 24, no 7, p. 1357-1373Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As the social and economic landscape changes, universities are coming under growing pressure to contribute to the economic development of their localities. This paper explores the increasing trends towards universities as key actors in the governance of regional economic development through activities to support economic and entrepreneurship development in their regions. A case study is presented of an institution in the UK which is increasingly situating itself in the economic governance sphere. Drawing on the experiences of those working at the coalface of economic governance activities, the opportunities and potential challenges faced by a university when engaging in such activities are explored. The ultimate goal of this paper is to shed light on universities' activities in the realm of regional economic governance, an area currently under-explored in extant literature.

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Routledge, 2016. Vol. 24, no 7, p. 1357-1373
Keywords [en]
Regional economic development, third mission, entrepreneurial university, governance
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Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-69656DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2016.1173201ISI: 000376997600009Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84964460511OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-69656DiVA, id: diva2:1256513
Available from: 2018-10-17 Created: 2018-10-17 Last updated: 2018-10-23Bibliographically approved

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