The Triple Helix in the Context of Global Change: Dynamics and Challenges

13 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2012

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Helen Lawton Smith

University of Oxford - School of Geography and the Environment; Birkbeck, Department of Management

Loet Leydesdorff

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)

Date Written: November 17, 2012

Abstract

Understanding how economies change through the interactions with science and governance as different spheres of activity, requires either new conceptual tools or advances in existing ones. In this paper the evolution of the metaphor of a Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations is positioned within the context of global economic change, highlighting how these relations are both continuing and mutating or changing, and the conditions under which a Triple Helix might be seen to be unraveling in the face of pressures on each of the three helices – university-industry-government. The reciprocal dynamics of innovation both in the Triple Helix thesis and in the global economy are systemically explored.

Keywords: Triple Helix, globalization, innovation, systems, dynamics, evolution

Suggested Citation

Lawton Smith, Helen and Leydesdorff, Loet, The Triple Helix in the Context of Global Change: Dynamics and Challenges (November 17, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2177331 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2177331

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