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
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: March 2010
Published In: Local Economy
Description:

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.

Ivan Allen College Contributors:
External Contributors: Susan Christopherson
Citation:

Local Economy. 25. Issue 2. 120 - 130. ISSN 0269-0942. DOI 10.1080/02690941003741127.

Related Departments:
  • Center for Urban Innovation
  • School of Public Policy