The triple helix perspective of innovation systems

Loet Leydesdorff, Girma Zawdie

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Abstract

Alongside the neo-institutional model of networked relations among universities, industries, and governments, the triple helix can be provided with a neo-evolutionary interpretation as three selection environments operating upon one another: markets, organisations and technological opportunities. How are technological innovation systems different from national ones? The three selection environments fulfil social functions: wealth creation, organisation control and organised knowledge production. The main carriers of this system – industry, government and academia – provide the variation both recursively and by interacting among them under the pressure of competition. Empirical case studies enable us to understand how these evolutionary mechanisms can be expected to operate in historical instances. The model is needed for distinguishing, for example, between trajectories and regimes.
LanguageEnglish
Pages789-804
Number of pages16
JournalTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management
Volume22
Issue number7
Early online date23 Sep 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

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Triple helix
Government
Systems of innovation
Evolutionary
Technological innovation
Technological opportunity
Wealth creation
Social environment
Innovation system
Trajectory
Knowledge production
Industry
University-industry relations

Keywords

  • selection
  • technological trajectories
  • innovation systems
  • triple helix
  • evolutionary theory
  • knowledge base
  • environments
  • regimes

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The triple helix perspective of innovation systems. / Leydesdorff, Loet; Zawdie, Girma.

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