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Can processes make relationships work? The Triple Helix between structure and action

Grant, K., Meyer, Martin S., Kuusisto, Jari (2015) Can processes make relationships work? The Triple Helix between structure and action. Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation Journal, 32 (4). pp. 351-368. ISSN 0810-9028. E-ISSN 1470-1030. (doi:10.1080/08109028.2015.1110425) (KAR id:52992)

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This contribution seeks to explore how complex adaptive theory can be applied at the conceptual level to unpack Triple Helix models. We use two cases to examine this issue – the Finnish Strategic Centres for Science, Technology & Innovation (SHOKs) and the Canadian Business-led Networks of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE). Both types of centres are organisational structures that aspire to be business-led, with a considerable portion of their activities driven by (industrial) users’ interests and requirements. Reflecting on the centres’ activities along three dimensions – knowledge generation, consensus building and innovation – we contend that conceptualising the Triple Helix from a process perspective will improve the dialogue between stakeholders and shareholders.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/08109028.2015.1110425
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Kevin Grant
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2016 16:37 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:40 UTC
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