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Universities, regional policy and the knowledge economy

May, T and Peters, M 2004, 'Universities, regional policy and the knowledge economy' , Policy Futures in Education, 2 (2) , pp. 263-277.

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    Abstract

    This article focuses on the spatial clustering dimension of new information and communications technology (ICT)-driven economic activity based on knowledge industries and especially the tacit knowledge synergies to be achieved through networking in geographical space. The article first details the new knowledge economy, reviewing claims made for its distinctiveness and its role in raising levels of productivity before turning to a brief study of the clustering effects of new ICT-driven economic activity and the development of policies designed to enhance regional development. The remainder of the article details a case study – Univercities: the Manchester Knowledge Capital Initiative – in the North-west of the United Kingdom based on recent research into the attempt to create a ‘Knowledge Capital’ within the Greater Manchester conurbation, which is designed to position Manchester at the heart of the knowledge economy.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Special Issue on University Futures
    Themes: Memory, Text and Place
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF)
    Journal or Publication Title: Policy Futures in Education
    Publisher: Symposium Journals
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1478-2103
    Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
    Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2011 10:39
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:02
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16886

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