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Future Challenges for Science Parks - Attractiveness and Recruitment of Talents
Linköping University. (PIE)
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project Innovations and Entrepreneurship. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. (PIE)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5960-9270
Linköping University. (PIE)
2016 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Science parks have from the very beginning been important and valuable tools for the development of knowledge intensive economies. Most science parks have also strongly attracted talents, ideas, capital, R&D and firms. During the past decades we have witnessed a number of other structures and organizations being established, i.e. innovation hubs, clusters and so forth. We have also seen a very clear trend that the science parks abandon the idea of being strict geographical locations and become more of a function in the city. One issue that quite recently has been recognized, connected to science park development, is the potential they have as attracters of talented individuals. The starting point is, which goes in line with Richard Florida and his thoughts about the “Creative class”, that regions´ ability to attract firms and human capital is a key in their economic development. Talent individuals will undertake entrepreneurial activities and building values for the environment in which they are operating.

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Science Parks, talent recruitment, incubator, shadow board
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Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129327OAI: diva2:937962
High Technology Small Firms (HTSF) Conference June, (13), 14 & 15, 2016, University of Liverpool Management School, UK
Available from: 2016-06-16 Created: 2016-06-16 Last updated: 2016-06-29

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