What is the Role of Universities in High-tech Economic Development? The Case of Portland, Oregon, and Washington, DC

Mayer, Heike (2006). What is the Role of Universities in High-tech Economic Development? The Case of Portland, Oregon, and Washington, DC. Local Economy, 21(3), pp. 292-315. Sage Publications 10.1080/02690940600808362

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This paper focuses on two regions in the United States that have emerged as high-technology regions in the absence of major research universities. The case of Portland's Silicon Forest is compared to Washington, DC. In both regions, high-technology economies grew because of industrial restructuring processes. The paper argues that in both regions other actors—such as firms and government laboratories—spurred the development of knowledge-based economies and catalysed the engagement of higher education institutions in economic development. The paper confirms and advances the triple helix model of university–government–industry relationships and posits that future studies have to examine degrees of university-region engagement.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography > Unit Economic Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Mayer, Heike

Subjects:

700 Arts > 710 Landscaping & area planning
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

0269-0942

Publisher:

Sage Publications

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Wälti-Stampfli

Date Deposited:

25 Aug 2015 14:02

Last Modified:

25 Aug 2015 14:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/02690940600808362

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.71157

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/71157

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