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The spatial dimension of innovation: Triple Helix and the city

Edited by: Christiane Gebhardt

This article collection brings together case studies from different countries in order to address the relationship between the Triple-Helix of University-Industry-Government, and the spatial entity that is the city. Taken together these papers present a shift towards an evolutionary and systems perspective, as well as new models of providing governance for spatially and temporally overlapping innovation systems, on different levels. 


  1. Research

    Relational capital for shared vision in innovation ecosystems

    This paper provides an evidence-based approach to understanding the relationship infrastructure of spatially defined innovation ecosystems in three metropolitan areas. With the Triple Helix framework, the ecos...

    Martha G Russell, Jukka Huhtamäki, Kaisa Still, Neil Rubens and Rahul C Basole

    Triple Helix 2015 2:8

    Published on: 4 June 2015

  2. Research

    Start-up research universities, high aspirations in a complex reality: a Russian start-up university case analysis using stakeholder value analysis and system dynamics modeling

    There have been several initiatives by the governments in different parts of the world to establish world-class universities (WCUs). Such initiatives have been attempted only several times and yielded varied r...

    Raafat M Zaini, Dmitriy E Lyan and Eric Rebentisch

    Triple Helix 2015 2:4

    Published on: 27 February 2015

  3. Research

    Smart cities: the state-of-the-art and governance challenge

    Reflecting on the governance of smart cities, the state-of-the-art this paper advances offers a critique of recent city ranking and future Internet accounts of their development. Armed with these critical insi...

    Mark Deakin

    Triple Helix 2014 1:7

    Published on: 21 November 2014