Universities and regional economic development in cross-border regions: Engaging with the periphery

Jos Van Den Broek, Franziska Eckardt, Paul Benneworth

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Abstract

In this chapter, we explore how higher education can contribute to building cross-border regional innovation systems (CBRISs) through an analysis of three examples of universities attempting to work across the Dutch-German border. Our findings show that higher education institutes can contribute to building (CB)RISs by exercising regional leadership, the construction of mutual benefits, and continually taking small steps of progress towards the creation of a (CB)RIS. Higher education institutes thereby need to mediate between two sets of national tensions and we suggest that the creation of fuzzy governance spaces may facilitate the contribution of universities to innovation in cross-border regions

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversities and Regional Economic Development
Subtitle of host publicationEngaging with the Periphery
PublisherRoutledge
Pages145-162
ISBN (Electronic)9781315168357
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jul 2018

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    Broek, J. V. D., Eckardt, F., & Benneworth, P. (2018). Universities and regional economic development in cross-border regions: Engaging with the periphery. In Universities and Regional Economic Development: Engaging with the Periphery (pp. 145-162). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315168357-10