Limits to 'the learning region': What university-centered economic development can (and cannot) do to create knowledge-based regional economies
|Title:||Limits to 'the learning region': What university-centered economic development can (and cannot) do to create knowledge-based regional economies|
|Publication Date:||March 2010|
|Published In:||Local Economy|
Proponents of the learning region assert that investments should be made in the infrastructure that supports regionally-located innovative firms and that both institutional and governmental resources should be directed to drive the success of the regional innovation system. In this paper, we look at critical limitations to the realization of the learning region and at potential conflicts arising from the relative power of private and public interests in determining the learning region agenda. We draw on examples from Europe and the US, but pay special attention to the US case where the divide between regional economic development goals and the incentives driving the research university are particularly dramatic. © 2010, LEPU, South Bank University.
|External Contributors:||Susan Christopherson|
Local Economy. 25. Issue 2. 120 - 130. ISSN 0269-0942. DOI 10.1080/02690941003741127.