Cities of innovation: exploring the role of local community organisations in ‘constructing advantage'

Garrett-Jones, Samuel, Gross, Michael, Kerr, Gregg, Kotevski, Suzanne and Zaeemdar, Sara (2007) Cities of innovation: exploring the role of local community organisations in ‘constructing advantage'. In: 21st ANZAM Conference 2007, 4-7 Decemver 2007, Sydney. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Cities and regions around the world are attempting to ‘construct advantage’ by intervening to create knowledge- and innovation-based economic and social development. This paper considers the rationale for such intervention and in particular reviews the concept of ‘community innovation organisations’ by exploring their definition, origins, and purpose. It develops a classification of local innovation actors and their functions.
We argue that the contribution of community based organisations to local innovation-based economic and social development has been largely overlooked in Australia by comparison with studies and initiatives in Europe and North America. We propose a programme of empirical research to assess the contribution and effectiveness of community innovation bodies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Sara Zaeemdar
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 16:56
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2016 23:16
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18278

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