Universities in external knowledge networks: particular roles for particular universities?

Taran Thune, Magnus Gulbrandsen, Paul Stephen Benneworth, Julia Olmos Peñuela

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The paper addresses the key issue within the special track “One size does not fit all”: are there distinct ways that different kinds of universities interact with their environments at local, regional and national levels? In this paper, we begin from the critique in the call for papers in this track of what is termed a simplistic model of the universities’ regional enhancement role. The session seeks to explore how universities (or different tertiary level/higher education institutions) relate with other organizations in their environment in particular ways, depending on the particularities of both the regions and the universities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEU-SPRI Conference 2014: Science and innovation policy: dynamics, challenges, responsibility and practice, Manchester, 18th-20th June 2014
Place of PublicationManchester, UK
PublisherThe Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2014
EventEu-SPRI Annual Conference 2014: Science and Innovation Policy: Dynamics, Challenges, Responsibility and Practice - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 201420 Jun 2014

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PublisherThe Manchester Institute of Innovation Research


ConferenceEu-SPRI Annual Conference 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • METIS-308963
  • IR-94041


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