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The intersection of the learning region and local and regional economic development: Analysing the role of higher education

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Keane, J and Allison, J, The intersection of the learning region and local and regional economic development: Analysing the role of higher education, Regional Studies, 33, (9) pp. 896-902. ISSN 0034-3404 (1999) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

The aim of this article is to examine the intersection of the learning region with regional economic development. Specifically the focus is upon the role of institutions of higher education in facilitating economic development. Universities potentially contribute in two ways. First, they are a critical source of knowledge and learning activities; and second, they provide some of the essential knowledge infrastructure. In recognizing this role, the question we pose is how to evaluate a university's participation in the learning economy, what are the linkages established and how embedded are they are in the local economy?

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:development strategy, economic development, higher education, regional planning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Author:Allison, J (Professor Janelle Allison)
ID Code:99314
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:31
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2015-03-19
Last Modified:2015-03-19
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