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Boundary crossing organizations in regional innovation systems


Kilpatrick, S and Wilson, B, Boundary crossing organizations in regional innovation systems, Regional Science Policy and Practice, 5, (1) pp. 67-82. ISSN 1757-7802 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1757-7802.2012.01087.x


Innovation policy in many countries recognizes the significance of place-based innovation systems. Australia’s innovation policy has incentives to bring universities and businesses together, but lacks place-based mechanisms to achieve this. Four case studies of regional intermediary organizations in Melbourne, Australia are examined to understand their role in enabling collaboration between university and industry. Each manages networks, facilitates collaboration, develops a shared direction and acts as a regional ‘door’ to broader systems. The ability of intermediary organizations to cross boundaries between knowledge generating and innovating entities is key to the cohesion and effective operation of the regional innovation systems.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:boundary crossers, regional development, innovation systems
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Urban geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, S (Professor Sue Kilpatrick)
ID Code:83791
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Academic Division
Deposited On:2013-03-22
Last Modified:2014-05-12

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