Universities and the Global Knowledge Economy: A Triple Helix of University-Industry Relations
Preprint version of: Etzkowitz, H., & Leydesdorff, L. (1997). Universities and the Global Knowledge Economy: A Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations. London: Pinter. [archival reprint]
256 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2019
Date Written: June 16, 1997
Explores the growing overlap of universities and industries in developing new technology for private gain, and how that blurring of boundaries impacts a university's traditional mission of teaching and research and the claim for public funding. The 14 studies, from a January 1996 workshop in Amsterdam, consider the construction of the knowledge-based regime, the operation of the triple helix, and universities in knowledge-based economies. Among the specific topics are the entrepreneurial university and the emergence of democratic corporatism, the emergence of research-technology communities across boundaries, and the desktop model of innovation in digital media.
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