The contribution of students to regional economies: reframing the regional innovation systems approach

Shiri M. Breznitz, Helen Lawton Smith, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen

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Abstract

The role of universities in regional development has grown significantly over the past two decades. One strand of analysis has been that of the university in regional innovation systems (RIS). However, the contribution of university students has largely been neglected. This special issue contributes to the RIS literature by unpacking the RIS concept through exploring this specific aspect of university engagement in regional economies. The nine papers collectively offer an understanding of the effects of student activity upon the knowledge, skill and entrepreneurial bases of regions. The papers provide evidence and analysis from Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)885-891
Number of pages7
JournalRegional Studies
Volume56
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • regional innovation systems
  • university students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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