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Universities and economic development activities:a UK regional comparison

Decter, M and Cave, F D and Rose, M B and Peers, G and Fogg, H and Smith, S M (2011) Universities and economic development activities:a UK regional comparison. Industry and Higher Education, 25 (5). pp. 359-374. ISSN 0950-4222

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    Abstract

    A number of UK universities prioritize economic development or regeneration activities and for some of these universities such activities are the main focus of their knowledge transfer work. This study compares two regions of the UK - the North West and the South East of England - which have very different levels of economic performance. Quantitative data from the UK government's Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey are used to track economic development funding and activity from universities in these two regions. Strategy documents prepared for the fourth round of the government's Higher Education Innovation Fund are analysed to aid interpretations. Elements of evolutionary theory are used to explore the reasons for the differences and a case study of one university programme, Leading Enterprise and Development, is provided as an illustrative example.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Industry and Higher Education
    Additional Information: COPYRIGHT 2012 IP PUBLISHING LTD.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge transfer ; economic development ; regeneration ; UK
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Lancaster Leadership Centre
    Lancaster University Management School > Institute for Enterprise & Entrepeneurial Development (IEED)
    ID Code: 49855
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 20 Sep 2011 09:41
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 20 Jun 2013 13:49
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49855

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