Academic Interactions with Private, Public and Not-for-Profit Organisations: The Known Unknowns

  • Maria AbreuEmail author
  • Vadim Grinevich
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


An increased emphasis on the role of innovation in economic development has focused attention on the university as an important contributor to the innovation process. Universities are engaged in research and education and, therefore, provide critical resources for innovation such as skills and knowledge. They are one of the main organisational elements of the innovation system (Cooke et al. 1997; Lundvall 1992; Nelson 1993) and one which is involved, through market and non-market linkages, with other innovation agents including business, government and nongovernmental organisations.


Academic Staff Sector Organisation Sector Activity Social Innovation Academic Engagement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pembroke CollegeUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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