"Östgöta Textile" an innovative network in a triple helix logic: towards peer incubating
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, ISSN 1476-1297, Vol. 21, no 3, 391-405 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper tells the story of a group of small, creative firms collaborating in a regional network and forming an association to promote growth. The network is a triple helix context and supports the firms to growth through what we call a peer-incubating process. This article builds on an action-research project supporting the development of the association and the network ‘Östgöta Textile’. The analysis of the Ostgota Textile network shows that the local and low-tech firms have received critical support from the academic and governmental networks during the formative process. The main conclusion and implication is that by supporting a triple helix network, even in other sectors than traditional high tech industries, entrepreneurial activities and growth can lead to growth in small firms.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2014. Vol. 21, no 3, 391-405 p.
textile creative firms, innovative networks, regional development, action research, triple helix, entrepreneurs
Economics and Business Political Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106135OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-106135DiVA: diva2:714067