Introduction: Universities in the Global Knowledge Economy Triaple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations
Henry Etzkowitz and Loet Leydesdorff (eds.), Universities and the Global Knowledge Economy: A Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations (London: Cassell, 1997), 174 + viii pp.
19 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2017
Date Written: June 13, 1996
The development of academic research capacities carries within itself the seeds of future economic and social development in the form of human capital, tacit knowledge and intellectual property. Channelling knowledge flows into new sources of technological innovation has become an academic task, changing the structure and function of the university. Realizing the benefits of this potential resource occurs through organizational innovations such as technology transfer offices, incubator facilities and research centers with industrial participation. The change in emphasis from a sole concentration on the production and dissemination of knowledge to technology transfer and firm formation places the university in a new alignment with the productive sector.
Keywords: triple helix, university, innovation, entrepreneurship
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