Organizing Interactive Research in a Triple Helix Context: a Mode III perspective
2009 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
Can research be helpful in promoting sustainable change, economic growth and innovation? Is the Triple Helix partnership still useful for organizing regional and national development processes? Is Mode II, a demand based and a developmental oriented research, the best way to conduct research in a Triple Helix context?
In this paper we will discuss how Triple Helix partnership and joint knowledge formation, which includes different regional partners, can be a way to accomplish sustainable change and theoretical understanding. A critique of Mode II is presented and an alternative interactive research approach is presented which can be seen as a synthesis of Mode I (a traditional academic research) and Mode II research.
In the paper we will focus on and elaborate the content and form of a Mode III research approach and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of such an approach. The issue at stake is how to shape strategic partnership work to support growth and regional development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. 2B4-2- p.
Social Sciences Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-51115OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-51115DiVA: diva2:272849
7th Biennial International Conference on University, Industry & Governmental Linkages, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 17 - 19 June, 2009