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Handbook of Universities and Regional Development

Edited by Attila Varga, Professor of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs and MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group and Katalin Erdős, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs, and Research Fellow, MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group, Hungary
The Handbook on Universities and Regional Development offers a comprehensive and up-to-date insight into how academic institutions spur their surroundings. The volume sheds light on universities as regional development actors from a historical perspective by introducing institutional changes and discussing the interrelatedness of society, business and academia. It provides detailed investigations on various knowledge transfer mechanisms to help understand the diverse ways through which ideas and intellectual property can flow between universities and businesses. Detailed case studies from three continents (Europe, Asia, and America) demonstrate the highly contextual nature of the interactions between academia, industry and government.
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Publication Date: December 2019
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The Handbook of Universities and Regional Development offers a comprehensive and up-to-date insight into how academic institutions impact and enhance their surroundings. It also sheds light on universities as regional development actors from a historical perspective, both by introducing institutional changes and highlighting the interrelatedness of society, business and academia.

Chapters provide comprehensive investigations into knowledge transfer mechanisms to explore the diverse ways in which ideas and intellectual property can flow between universities and businesses. Detailed comparative case studies from across the globe expose the highly contextual nature of interactions between academic institutions and their regions.

Regional studies scholars will find this Handbook offers a thorough analysis of the topic, as well as a range of key interpretations on the relationships between universities and regional development. Providing important policy recommendations aimed at creating improved relations between academic institutions and their environment, this thought-provoking Handbook is key reading for regional policy makers as well as university managers and administrators.
‘This Handbook, on the role and different missions of universities in regional development, is long overdue. The renowned competence of the two editors – Attila Varga and Katalin Erdős – allow them to aptly select a number of outstanding contributions, providing a wide-ranging and critical overview of the cutting-edge theoretical and empirical research on universities as major players in regional economic development across a variety of geographies. An excellent and essential compendium for both graduate students and researchers interested in the field.’
– Simona Iammarino, London School of Economics, UK

‘By studying universities as actors in regional development and as sources of knowledge spillovers, the book provides an interesting picture of the contribution of such institutions to regional development. Universities are back on the scene as active players of the modern knowledge economy.’
– Roberta Capello, Politecnico di Milano and Past President of RSAI, Italy
Contributors include: S. Bagchi-Sen, P. Benneworth, M. Breul, Y. Cai, F. Eckardt, L. Edmunds, K. Erdős, H. Etzkowitz, M.P. Feldman, Z. Gál, H. Goldstein, R. Huggins, A. Inzelt, A. Johnston, H. Lawton Smith, A. Lyytinen, J. Manoel Carvalho de Mello, C. Martínez, P. McCann, L. Melo, E.I. Nwakpuda, R. Ortega-Argilés, P. Ptáček, V. Radinger-Peer, E. Rasmussen, T. Renault, J. Revilla Diez, S. Sedlacek, S. Slaughter, N.M. Sorber, R. Sternberg, V. Sterzi, B.J. Taylor, J. van den Broek, A. Varga, A. Vorderwülbecke, J. Wrana, P. Yang, S.R. Yates






Contents:

1. Introduction
Katalin Erdős and Attila Varga

PART I UNIVERSITIES AS ACTORS IN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2. A History of the American Land-Grant Universities and Regional Development
Nathan M. Sorber

3. The Second Academic Revolution: Antecedents and Consequences of Academic Entrepreneurship 
Henry Etzkowitz 

4. Universities and Their Economic and Social Contribution to Regional Development  
Philip McCann and Raquel Ortega-Argilés 

5. The transformative role of universities in regional innovation systems: lessons from university engagement in cross-border regions 
Jos van den Broek, Franziska Eckardt and Paul Benneworth 

6. Connections between universities and industry in the US: Trusteeship before and after the Great Recession 
Sheila Slaughter and Barrett J. Taylor 

7. Philanthropic Support of Higher Education: Major Gifts from High Net Worth Individuals  
Emily Nwakpuda and Maryann Feldman 

PART II UNIVERSITY KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER MECHANISMS
8. University patenting and the quest for technology transfer policy models in Europe 
Catalina Martínez and Valerio Sterzi 

9. The regional impacts of university spin-offs: in what ways do spin-offs contribute to the region? 
Einar Rasmussen

10. The underresearched role of alumni spin-off entrepreneurs in upgrading a university's entrepreneurial support structure: Essential ingredient or just a decorative accessory? 
Arne Vorderwülbecke and Rolf Sternberg

11. Scientists as businessmen – Can they, should they?  
Katalin Erdős

12. Networks, Innovation Systems and the Geography of University-Industry Linkages: The Case of Knowledge-Intensive Business Services 
Andrew Johnston and Robert Huggins 

PART III REGIONAL CASE STUDIES FROM THREE CONTINENTS
13. Universities, the bioscience sector and local economic development in Oxfordshire: challenges and opportunities
Helen Lawton Smith, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen and Laurel Edmunds

14. The Pathways and Challenges of University Engagement: Comparative Case Studies
Harvey Goldstein, Verena Peer and Sabine Sedlacek

15. The role of mid-range universities in knowledge transfer and regional development: the case of five Central European regions 
Zoltán Gál and Pavel Ptáček 

16. Progress of Academic Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship in Three Minor Post-Soviet Economies  
Annamária Inzelt 

17. The role of non-research universities in regional innovation systems in China 
Yuzhuo Cai, Po Yang and Anu Lyytinen 

18. Changing Higher Education Systems through Corporate Social Responsibility? ─ A study on Multinational Enterprises’ efforts to establish Proto-Institutions at Vietnamese universities  
Jöran Wrana, Moritz Breul and Javier Revilla Diez 

19. Universities and innovation habitats in Brazil: cases of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro 
Thiago Renault, Sérgio R. Yates, Leonardo Melo and José Manoel Carvalho de Mello

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