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Higher Education Institution Knowledge and Its Impacts on Regional Competitiveness. Dr Robert Huggins Dr Andrew Johnston Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED) The Management School University of Sheffield . Background.

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Higher education institution knowledge and its impacts on regional competitiveness

Higher Education Institution Knowledge and Its Impacts on Regional Competitiveness

Dr Robert Huggins

Dr Andrew Johnston

Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED)

The Management School

University of Sheffield


Background

Background

  • Project started in September 2007 and will last 2 years

  • Project undertaken by Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED), University of Sheffield

  • Focus on HEIs in all 12 UK regions

  • Comparison case study on the Chicago area being undertaken by Northern Illinois University

  • Possible case study in China (Shanghai area)


Knowledge and competitiveness

Knowledge and Competitiveness

  • Knowledge is regarded as a key component of economic growth (Arrow, Romer)

  • Innovation is recognise as being important for competitiveness (ODPM, DTI)

  • Competitive regions have high levels of R&D expenditure, i.e. knowledge creation (Huggins & Day)


Systemic innovation

Systemic Innovation

  • Clusters (Porter)

  • Regional Innovation Systems (Cooke)

  • Learning Regions (Morgan, Florida)

  • Triple Helix (Etzkowitz)

  • Firms do not innovate in isolation; collaboration is the key to success

  • The HEI is regarded as an important knowledge creating institution in each model


Objectives 1

Objectives (1)

  • What is the relative impact of HEI generated knowledge on the economic competitiveness of the 12 UK regions?

  • What types of HEI generated knowledge have the highest impact on regional competitiveness?

  • What is the impact on the micro-economic competitiveness of the actors receiving HEI generated knowledge?


Objectives 2

Objectives (2)

  • What is the balance between HEI generated knowledge on a region from HEIs located within the region and HEIs located outside the region?

  • What are the mechanisms by which HEI generated knowledge flows most effectively and achieves the highest impact on regional competitiveness?

  • What are the most applicable forms of policy intervention for improving the impact of HEI generated knowledge on regional competitiveness?


Methods

Methods

  • The research methodology is based on the triangulation of quantitative and qualitative data, including:

    • Primary data

    • Secondary data

    • Case-studies


Data collection 1

Data Collection (1)

  • Secondary Data to be collected first:

    • Annual report for each HEI

      • GVA per institution

      • Productivity

      • Research income

    • Regional level data on R&D expenditure and R&D employment for the HE sector


Data collection 2

Data Collection (2)

  • Primary data collection:

  • 1. HEI Survey

    • Collecting information on the firms and organisations interacting with the HEIs in a knowledge transfer capacity.

  • 2. Firms collaborating with HEIs

    • Assessing the impacts of HEI knowledge on factors such as:

      • Innovation

      • Competitiveness

      • Barriers

      • Networks


  • Data collection 3

    Data Collection (3)

    • 6 Case Studies in total (3 UK; 3 US)

    • Provide context for the aggregate data, greater discussion of:

      • Rationale

      • Effectiveness

      • Barriers

    • Examples from different sectors across different regions


    Comparison cases

    Comparison Cases

    • Northern Illinois University

    • Chicago/Northern Illinois region (Chicagoland metro area)

      • 6 HEIs in the region

      • Currently evaluating secondary data sources

      • Identical survey instruments for comparable primary data

      • 3 case studies

    • Possibly a further study in the Shanghai area


    Next steps

    Next Steps

    • Developing and formalising survey instruments (Oct 07- Dec 07)

    • Collecting secondary data (Nov 07 – Feb 08)

    • Collecting primary data (Feb 08 – May 08)

    • Identifying and undertaking case studies (May 08 onwards)


    Contact details

    Contact Details

    Dr Robert Huggins (Principle investigator)

    • Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development, University of Sheffield

    • Tel: 0114 2223492

    • Email: [email protected]

      Dr Andrew Johnston

    • Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development, University of Sheffield

    • Email: [email protected]

    • Tel: 0114 2223394


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