The Strategic Choices That Science and Technology Parks Must Make

Part of the Palgrave Advances in the Economics of Innovation and Technology book series (PAEIT)


This chapter explores the strategic choices facing science parks worldwide, with reference to the Strategigram tool developed by the President of the Advisory Council of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP), Luis Sanz. The tool establishes seven key strategic axes (Location and environment, Position in the knowledge/technology stream, Target firms, Degree of specialisation, Target markets, Networking, and the Governance/Management model), using a number of complex indicators and objective data to determine the position of a science and technology park (STP) on each axis. This paper examines each axis and the implications for science park managers of the position their science and technology occupies, as well as considering the evolution of the STP concept in the knowledge economy, and the emergence of the new areas of innovation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP)MálagaSpain

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