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The Role Of The University In Urban Regeneration: Reframing The Analytical Approach, Manuel Fernández-Esquinas, Hugo Pinto Aug 2011

The Role Of The University In Urban Regeneration: Reframing The Analytical Approach, Manuel Fernández-Esquinas, Hugo Pinto

Manuel Fernández-Esquinas

This paper sets out a conceptual framework for the analysis of the role played by higher education establishments in urban-renewal initiatives. It is based on an integrated analysis of the uses of the university both as promoters of business innovation and in terms of their civic and social outcomes. This is combined with the dimensions habitually considered in urban regeneration strategies. The paper is organised so as to consider the possible effects of universities’ resources along four axes: physical infrastructure, human resources, governance and social intervention, and economic development. The concluding section discusses options for integrating universities’ capabilities as an ...


Evaluación Y Política Científica En España: El Origen Y La Implantación De Las Prácticas De Evaluación Científica En El Sistema Público De I+D (1975-1994), Manuel Fernández-Esquinas, Celia Díaz-Catalán, Irene Ramos-Vielba Jun 2011

Evaluación Y Política Científica En España: El Origen Y La Implantación De Las Prácticas De Evaluación Científica En El Sistema Público De I+D (1975-1994), Manuel Fernández-Esquinas, Celia Díaz-Catalán, Irene Ramos-Vielba

Manuel Fernández-Esquinas

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El Papel De Las Universidades En Las Estrategias De Regeneración Urbana: Una Reconsideración Del Marco Conceptual, Manuel Fernández-Esquinas May 2011

El Papel De Las Universidades En Las Estrategias De Regeneración Urbana: Una Reconsideración Del Marco Conceptual, Manuel Fernández-Esquinas

Manuel Fernández-Esquinas

Este artículo ofrece un marco conceptual sobre el rol que juegan las organizaciones de educación superior en las iniciativas de regeneración de entornos urbanos. Para ello se realiza un análisis integrado de los usos de la universidad tanto en su vertiente de promoción de la innovación empresarial como en su vertiente cívica y social. Ello se combina con las dimensiones consideradas habitualmente en las estrategias de regeneración urbana. La organización del artículo considera los efectos que pueden tener los recursos disponibles en las universidades en cuatro dimensiones: infraestructuras físicas, recursos humanos, gobernanza e intervención social y desarrollo económico. Las conclusiones ...


Disentangling University-Industry Relationships: Evidence From Firms In A Catch-Up Region, Manuel Fernández-Esquinas, Carmen Merchán-Hernández, Elena Espiniosa-De-Los-Monteros Mar 2011

Disentangling University-Industry Relationships: Evidence From Firms In A Catch-Up Region, Manuel Fernández-Esquinas, Carmen Merchán-Hernández, Elena Espiniosa-De-Los-Monteros

Manuel Fernández-Esquinas

This article examines the complexity of the links between industry and universities in a peripheral region from the perspective of the firms. It focuses specifically on the diversity of situations in which these university-industry interactions occur. A survey of 737 firms in Andalusia is used for the analysis, reflecting a variety of innovative profiles. The analysis identifies the importance of a wide range of relationships, determines how they are structured and draws a profile of firms according to their links with universities. The results show the multiple channels by which a university system can contribute to firm innovation. They also ...


The Policy Rationale For Cross-Sector Research Collaboration And Contemporary Consequences, Turpin Tim, Manuel Fernández-Esquinas Mar 2011

The Policy Rationale For Cross-Sector Research Collaboration And Contemporary Consequences, Turpin Tim, Manuel Fernández-Esquinas

Manuel Fernández-Esquinas

National policies and practices shape the tools and institutional form of cross-sector research collaboration (CSRC). However, because innovation systems vary considerably across different countries, so too has the evolution of policy. In this special issue contributions review the policy processes and their implications in seven countries: Australia; Norway; Germany; the USA; Spain; Ireland; and the UK. Overall the comparisons reveal some common trends. For example, there is a general trend toward the institutionalisation of collaborative processes and practices in formal organisational structures. However, the variation across systems, governance and industrial structures reinforce the need for a diverse approach to CSRC ...


Emerging Forms Of Cross-Sector Collaboration In The Spanish Innovation System, Manuel Fernández-Esquinas, Irene Ramos-Vielba Mar 2011

Emerging Forms Of Cross-Sector Collaboration In The Spanish Innovation System, Manuel Fernández-Esquinas, Irene Ramos-Vielba

Manuel Fernández-Esquinas

The Spanish innovation system has grown since the 1980s following a predominantly supply-side model where R&D capacities have concentrated in universities and public research organizations. Since then efforts have been made to stimulate cross-sector linkages. These have relied on university– industry projects, various forms of interface organizations, technology centres and programmes to encourage mobility. However, initiatives have encountered some significant drawbacks. Due to a lack of progress, a range of centres and other collaborative arrangements have emerged since 2000 to try to foster greater collaboration and firm based innovation. The process of policy change and their institutional structure are ...