Putting the region first: Knowledge transfer at universities in greater manchester

Cornelia Lawson

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Knowledge transfer has become one of the major policy goals of governments across the world and is being encouraged at the national and EU level. While policy makers and academics continue to look for a knowledge transfer model that will work for all universities, some recent analyses have shown that specific local and historic conditions that affect a university's ability to engage with the region need to be considered. This paper looks at the knowledge transfer activities of the three universities in the Greater Manchester area. All three universities are closely linked to their local environment and can trace their origin to the mid-nineteenth century and the development of Manchester as the "first industrial city". Differences in research priorities and funding (cuts) have affected their development and left us with three distinct knowledge transfer strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversity Evolution, Entrepreneurial Activity and Regional Competitiveness
EditorsD Audretsch, E Lehmann, M Meoli, S Vismara
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783319177137
ISBN (Print)9783319177120
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameInternational Studies in Entrepreneurship


  • Co-evolution
  • Economic development
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Universities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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