Chapter 17: Leading urban and regional innovation

Journal Article 17.1: Kerry, C. and Danson, M. (2016) ‘Open innovation, triple helix and regional innovation systems: exploring CATAPULT centres in the UK’, Industry and Higher Education, 30(1): 67–78.

Description: This paper presents an examination of the links between open innovation, the Triple Helix model and regional innovation systems, highlighting the importance of boundary-spanning intermediaries


Journal Article 17.2: Rossiter, W. and Smith, D. J. (2017) ‘Institutions, place leadership and public entrepreneurship: Reinterpreting the economic development of Nottingham’, Local Economy, 32(4): 374–392.

Description: This paper develops a conceptual framework that draws on three discrete bodies of research: institutional perspectives on economic development, place leadership and public entrepreneurship. This framework is used to reinterpret the recent economic development of Nottingham (a second-tier regional city in the United Kingdom) with a particular focus on attempts to respond to the challenges of economic restructuring and deindustrialisation over the long term. Examples of public entrepreneurship are seen as forms of recursive agency through which institutions are established and reconstituted in ways that may facilitate adaptation and path creation in local economic development


Journal Article 17.3: Gibney, J., Copeland, S. and Murie, A. (2009) ‘Toward a `new’ strategic leadership of place for the knowledge-based economy’, Leadership, 5(1): 5–23.

Description: This paper addresses the changing leadership task associated with a new agenda about the leadership of place. The shifting development context for cities and regions – including the emergence of the creative city and the knowledge-based region – places a renewed emphasis on the importance of interdisciplinary processes that stimulate the creation and the exploitation of knowledge.