Complex regional innovation networks and HEI engagement the case of Chicago

Osborne, M. , Laitinen, L. and Stenvall, J. (2016) Complex regional innovation networks and HEI engagement the case of Chicago. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 7(2), (doi: 10.1504/IJKBD.2016.076462)

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This article considers how HEIs engage within local complex development networks in order to develop the urban metropolis, using the case of Chicago as a specific example. It focuses on three main issues: how collaboration occurs amongst regional stakeholders; how goals are set and how shared goals have been created; and the extent to which there exist conflicting views amongst stakeholders, and their capability to create solutions where there are disagreements and clashing purposes. Chicago is in the middle of making a paradigm shift, with at its core an open system approach that includes a variety of ways to engage citizen-users as co-creators, including through user-driven innovation and digitalised services. In the metropolitan area there is a widely shared goal amongst stakeholders to develop and improve novel approaches for regional engagement to enhance innovativeness and competitiveness. The paradigm shift in regional engagement from building co-operation clusters to one of organisational betweenness and open systemic thinking requires new skills in management and leadership centred on interaction, co-creation and sharing of knowledge.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Osborne, Professor Michael and Stenvall, Professor Jari
Authors: Osborne, M., Laitinen, L., and Stenvall, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > People, Place & Social Change
Journal Name:International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development
Publisher:Inderscience Publishers
ISSN (Online):2040-4476
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
First Published:First published in International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development 7:2
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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