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Regional Dimensions of the Triple Helix Model: Setting the Context

Industry and Higher Education, 30 (1): 5–11, doi: 10.5367/ihe.2016.0294

7 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2016  

Emanuela Todeva

St. Mary's University; Business Clusters, Networks and Economic Development

Michael Danson

Heriot-Watt University

Date Written: February 1, 2016

Abstract

This paper introduces the rationale for the special issue and its contributions, which bridge the literature on regional development and the Triple Helix model. The concept of the Triple Helix at the sub-national, and specifically regional, level is established and examined, with special regard to regional economic development founded on innovation and research activities. The discussion on regional competitiveness lays the foundations for the exploration of contrasting environments, sectors and administrations. The authors offer a framework that captures the array of institutions, driving factors, players and powers active at the regional level. This introductory paper presents and summarizes the articles that follow, emphasizing their contribution to the literature. It shows how the various contributions exploit the Triple Helix model to analyse policy delivery at a regional level, and describes how other models and characterizations of interactions and collaborations between institutions are being associated with the Triple Helix concept, highlighting both their shortcomings and the way they enrich its application.

Keywords: innovation, regional economic development, regional governance, public policy, Triple Helix

JEL Classification: A12, A14, A19, D62, H11, L33, L51, L52, L59, O18, O21, O32, O38, R58

Suggested Citation

Todeva, Emanuela and Danson, Michael, Regional Dimensions of the Triple Helix Model: Setting the Context (February 1, 2016). Industry and Higher Education, 30 (1): 5–11, doi: 10.5367/ihe.2016.0294. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2746354

Emanuela Todeva (Contact Author)

St. Mary's University ( email )

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United Kingdom

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Business Clusters, Networks and Economic Development ( email )

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Michael Danson

Heriot-Watt University ( email )

Edinburgh, EH14 4AS
United Kingdom

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