Exploring the Multiple Roles of Lund University in Strengthening Scania's Regional Innovation System: Towards Institutional Learning?

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Universities are increasingly seen as potential contributors to regional innovative capacity by serving as local knowledge conduits, bringing global state-of-the-art science and technology into the region. In practice, however, more active university engagement with their regional innovation systems is not as straightforward as it may seem. The article uses examples from a successful case by which less successful regions could be inspired. Our analysis considers how various forms of technological learning intersecting within Lund University around three distinct sectoral engagement efforts have been built up and how this created new structural regional innovation capacity.

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  • Human Geography
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1645-1664
JournalEuropean Planning Studies
Volume17
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes