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Regional innovation policy and public-private partnership: The case of Triple Helix Arenas in Western Sweden

Fogelberg, Hans and Thorpenberg, Stefan LU (2012) In Science and Public Policy 39(3). p.347-356
Abstract
Policies for regional innovation in Sweden rely on the view that different groups of actors enter into collaboration on the basis of a mutual interest. One recent organisational expression of this view is the development of innovation policy and development organisations known as 'Arenas'. These organisations were modelled on the Triple Helix innovation theory, which is known for promoting innovation as collaboration between industry, university and policy. This paper analyses the historical development of two such Arenas, which were created by public and private actors in two Swedish cities. The study used a historical case-study approach, combined with interviews with project management and project workers, to highlight the difficulties... (More)
Policies for regional innovation in Sweden rely on the view that different groups of actors enter into collaboration on the basis of a mutual interest. One recent organisational expression of this view is the development of innovation policy and development organisations known as 'Arenas'. These organisations were modelled on the Triple Helix innovation theory, which is known for promoting innovation as collaboration between industry, university and policy. This paper analyses the historical development of two such Arenas, which were created by public and private actors in two Swedish cities. The study used a historical case-study approach, combined with interviews with project management and project workers, to highlight the difficulties in stabilising broad collaboration patterns. The paper concludes that diverging interests may result in unresolved tensions within Triple Helix Arenas. (Less)
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regional innovation, triple helix, Sweden
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Science and Public Policy
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347 - 356
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Oxford University Press
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1471-5430
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10.1093/scipol/scs023
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English
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  author       = {Fogelberg, Hans and Thorpenberg, Stefan},
  issn         = {1471-5430},
  keyword      = {regional innovation,triple helix,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {347--356},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Science and Public Policy},
  title        = {Regional innovation policy and public-private partnership: The case of Triple Helix Arenas in Western Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scs023},
  volume       = {39},
  year         = {2012},
}