Boundary crossing organizations in regional innovation systems

Kilpatrick, S and Wilson, B 2013, 'Boundary crossing organizations in regional innovation systems', Regional Science Policy & Practice, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 67-82.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Boundary crossing organizations in regional innovation systems
Author(s) Kilpatrick, S
Wilson, B
Year 2013
Journal name Regional Science Policy & Practice
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 67
End page 82
Total pages 16
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Abstract 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.
Subject Regional Analysis and Development
Keyword(s) boundary crossing
Innovation systems
Intermediary organizations
DOI - identifier 10.1111/j.1757-7802.2012.01087.x
Copyright notice © 2013 the author(s). Regional Science Policy and Practice © 2013 RSAI
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