Studies on Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics

Regional Helix Ecosystems and Sustainable Growth

The Interaction of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer

Editors: Farinha, L., Santos, D., Ferreira, J.J., Ranga, M. (Eds.)

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  • Highlights the importance of innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems and their role in supporting regional competitiveness
  • Brings together various conceptualizations of innovation and ecosystems and discusses their effect on sustainable growth
  • Rethinks the role of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transfer, and explores their impact in different regional contexts
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This book discusses the importance of innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems in supporting regional competitiveness. It also encourages academics, business professionals and policy-makers to rethink innovation ecosystems as drivers of regional competitiveness, demonstrating the complex interactions between regional economic and social actors, and their impact on regional competitiveness. Further, the book examines the role of entrepreneurship and innovation policies in different regions (e.g. lagging regions, rural regions, etc.), and describes critical success factors in multi-level technologies and innovation policies and strategies.


About the authors

Luís Farinha is an Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, and Assistant Professor and researcher at the University of Beira Interior (Portugal). He is the founder and Dean of the Regional Helix – International Conference, and is Vice President of InovCluster, a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence in the agro-industrial sector. He is the co-editor of two books: Handbook of Research on Global Competitive Advantage through Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Multiple Helix Ecosystems for Sustainable Competitiveness (Springer, 2016), and has published several journal articles and book chapters.

Domingos Santos is an Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (IPCB) in Portugal. He has been involved in several national and European research projects, and was the executive coordinator of the Center for Regional Development Studies at the IPCB, where he was responsible for defining and implementing the institution's innovation and entrepreneurship policy. He has been involved in the evaluation of public policies and programs in Portugal and was the executive coordinator of the Center for Regional Development Studies at IPCB. 

João J. Ferreira is an Associate Professor at University of Beira Interior, Portugal. He completed the European Doctoral Programme on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. He is currently the scientific coordinator of NECE – a research unit on business sciences. He has published several articles in international journals and has edited a number of international books. 

Marina Ranga works with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Seville, Spain, and is also an Associate Professor at the University of Warsaw's School of Management. She has held academic positions at Stanford University and at several universities in Europe. She also carries out consultancy and evaluation work for the European Commission and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the UN Economic Commission for Europe, and national and regional government innovation agencies. She chairs the Strategic Advisory Board of Imperial College’s Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities and of the Scientific Board of the University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN).


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Regional Helix Ecosystems and Economic Growth

    Pages 1-9

    Farinha, Luís (et al.)

  • The Role of Universities in Building Dense Triple Helix Ecosystems in Sparse Regional Environments

    Pages 11-29

    Salomaa, Maria (et al.)

  • Between Good Intentions and Enthusiastic Professors: The Missing Middle of University Social Innovation Structures in the Quadruple Helix

    Pages 31-44

    Benneworth, Paul (et al.)

  • Why Do Publicly Funded Firms Find the University More Useful to Innovate Than Others? Can We Accomplish the RIS3 Target?

    Pages 45-66

    Costa, Joana

  • Applying Regional VRIO Model to Island Regions: An Evaluation of RIS3

    Pages 67-84

    Lopes, João (et al.)

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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regional Helix Ecosystems and Sustainable Growth
Book Subtitle
The Interaction of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer
Editors
  • Luís Farinha
  • Domingos Santos
  • João J. Ferreira
  • Marina Ranga
Series Title
Studies on Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47697-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47697-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47696-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-47699-1
Series ISSN
2511-2023
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 177
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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