The Working Paper series (WP) includes the latest work in progress by researchers in our academic community. It aims at disseminating findings to encourage the exchange of ideas between students, experts and policy-makers on the role of universities in innovation and regional development.

Working Paper series 2021

RUNIN WP 05/2021 - Ridvan Cinar

Delving into Social Entrepreneurship in Universities: is it legitimate yet?

Keywords: social entrepreneurship, universities, new institutionalism, legitimacy, place-based belonging, third mission

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2021.05

RUNIN WP 04/2021 - Ridvan Cinar

Structuration of natural resource-based innovations in universities: How do they get institutionalized?

Keywords: bioeconomy, universities, natural resources, innovation, institutionalization, level of structuration

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2021.04

RUNIN WP 03/2021 - Paul Benneworth, Jorge Cunha & Ridvan Cinar

Between Good Intentions and Enthusiastic Professors: The Missing Middle of University Social Innovation Structures in the Quadruple Helix

Keywords: universities and social innovation, universities’ third mission, institutional logics, Quadruple Helix, social innovation upscaling, entrepreneurial universities

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2021.03

RUNIN WP 02/2021 - Maria Salomaa, Liliana Fonseca, Lisa Nieth & Paul Benneworth

The Role of Universities in Building Dense Triple Helix Ecosystems in Sparse regional Environments

Keywords: regional innovation systems, peripheral regions, entrepreneurial universities, university regional engagement, innovation barriers, institutional diversity

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2021.02

RUNIN WP 01/2021 - Liliana Fonseca, Lisa Nieth, Maria Salomaa & Paul Benneworth

Universities and Place Leadership: A question of agency and alignment

Keywords: place leadership, higher education institutions/universities, regional development, institutional complexity, agency

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2021.01

Working Paper series 2020

RUNIN WP 05/2020 - Andre Carrascal Incera, Anastasios Kitsos, Diana Gutierrez Posada

Universities, Students and Regional Economies: A Symbiotic Relationship?

Keywords: Multi-Regional Input-Output Model, Student Expenditure, Impact Multipliers, Regional Industrial Structures, Higher Education Institutions

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2020.05

RUNIN WP 04/2020 - David Fernández Guerrero

SME–University Collaboration in Non-metropolitan regions: A Multiple Case Study Analysis of How Collaborations Start and Unfold

Keywords: Start of Industry-University Collaboration; Unfolding of Industry-University Collaboration; Non-Metropolitan Universities; Non-Metropolitan Regions; Metropolitan Regions

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2020.04

RUNIN WP 03/2020 - David Fernández Guerrero

Bridging the Gap between Firms and Universities: Firm Links with Research and Technology Organisations in Different Types of Regions

Keywords: Industry-University Collaboration; Research and Technology Organisations; Peripheral Regions; Non-Metropolitan University Regions; Metropolitan Regions

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2020.03

RUNIN WP 02/2020 - Sergio Manrique and Emili Grifell-Tatjé

Assessing the Impact of University-Firm Collaboration on Innovation-related Financial Performance

Keywords: University-Firm Collaboration, Firm Performance, Profitability, Innovation, Empirical Index Numbers, Benchmarking, Data Envelopment Analysis.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2020.02

RUNIN WP 01/2020 - Rhoda Ahoba-Sam, Andrea Caputo, David Charles and Rebecca Herron

Bridging the Chasm? Exploring the Effect of the University Context on Knowledge Exchange

Keywords: Academic Engagement, University Context, Knowledge Exchange, Academic Scientists, Lincoln, Linköping.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2020.01

Working Paper series 2019

RUNIN WP 08/2019 - Eloïse Germain-Alamartine, Rhoda Ahoba-Sam, Saeed Moghadam-Saman & Gerwin Evers

Doctorate Holders' Transition to Industry: Networks as a Mechanism? Cases from Norway, Sweden and the UK

Keywords: Doctorate Holders, University-Industry Networks, Non-Academic Career, Overlapping Internal Labour Markets

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2019.08

RUNIN WP 07/2019 - Maria Salomaa and David Charles

The university third mission and the European Structural Funds in peripheral regions: Insights from Finland

Keywords: Structural Funds, entrepreneurial university, third mission, regional development, University Consortia

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2019.07

WP 06/2019 Rhoda Ahoba-Sam and David Charles

Building of academics' networks: An analysis based on causation and effectuation theory

Keywords: Academic scientists, effectuation, causation, networking, Industry, Academia, University of Stavanger.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2019.06

RUNIN WP 05/2019 - Saeed Moghadam-Saman

How do mechanisms’ ‘tendency’ within critical realism influence our understanding of structure-agency relations?

Keywords: Critical Realism, Causality, Structure, Agency, Tendency

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2019.05

RUNIN WP 04/2019 - Lisa Nieth and Paul Benneworth

Regional Policy Implications of the Entrepreneurial University: Lessons from the ECIU

Keywords: Institutional entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Academics, Universities, Regional Policy

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2019.04

RUNIN WP 03/2019 - Liliana Fonseca and Maria Salomaa

Entrepreneurial universities and regional innovation: matching smart specialisation strategies to regional needs?

Keywords: Structural Funds, University of Aveiro, Less-Developed Region, Public Policy, Higher Education, RIS3, Portugal, Centro, Policy Process

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2019.03

RUNIN WP 02/2019 - Sergio Manrique

Exploring the impact of university-firm collaboration on regional development: the Spanish case

Keywords: University-Firm Collaboration (UFC), Regional Development, Societal Impact, Economic Growth, Economic Geography, Universities’ Third Mission.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2019.02

RUNIN WP 01/2019 - The RUNIN Project

Higher Education Institutes and the Twente Board: Policy Report

Keywords: Higher Education, Universities, Regional Engagement, Development Strategies, Twente, The Netherlands

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2019.01

Working Paper series 2018

RUNIN WP 15/2018 Sergio Manrique, Marta N. Wróblewska, & Bradley Good

Rethinking Research Impact Assessment: A Multidimensional Approach

Keywords: Research Impact, Research Evaluation, Self-Assessment, Research Ethics

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.15

RUNIN WP 14/2018 Maria Salomaa

Entrepreneurial Architecture in Rural Universities: The Case of Lincoln

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Architecture Framework, Third Mission, Rural University, Entrepreneurial University.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.14

RUNIN WP 13/2018 Eloïse Germain-Alamartine

The Integration of Collaboration Skills in Doctoral Education

Keywords: Doctoral Education, PhD, Skills, Collaboration.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.13

RUNIN WP 12/2018 Sergio Manrique

Personal Networks and Trust in Public-Private R&D Partnerships A Case Study from Spain

Keywords: R&D Public-Private Partnerships, University-Firm Collaboration; Personal Networks; Trust; Open Innovation; Case Study.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.12

RUNIN WP 11/2018 Gerwin Evers

The impact of the establishment of a university in a peripheral region on the local labour market for graduates

Keywords: University; peripheral region; labour market; graduates.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.11

RUNIN WP 10/2018 Sofya Kopelyan

Academic ‘boundary work’ in a regionally engaged university

Keywords: Regional engagement; mission stretch; boundary work; academic work; academic identity; role identity.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.10

RUNIN WP 09/2018 Paul Benneworth, Tiago Ratinho, Milana Korotka

Managing science cities spaces in wider urban hierarchies: Reconciling knowledge-based and polycentric modes of urban development

Keywords: science city, polycentric urban development, knowledge-based urban development, multi-urban service node

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.09

RUNIN WP 08/2018 Sergio Manrique

The Impact of University-Firm Collaboration on Firm Performance and Regional Development: The Case of UAB and Barcelona Region

Keywords: University-Firm Collaboration; Firm Performance; Regional Development; Innovation; Cohesion Policy.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.08

RUNIN WP 07/2018 Sergio Manrique

Creating Bridges Between Corporate Governance and Innovation

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Innovation, University-Firm Collaboration, Entrepreneurship, Regional Development.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.07

RUNIN WP 06/ 2018 Lisa Nieth, Paul Benneworth, David Charles, Liliana Fonseca, Carlos Rodrigues, Maria Salomaa, & Martin Stienstra

Embedding entrepreneurial regional innovation ecosystems: Reflecting on the role of effectual entrepreneurial discovery processes

Keywords: entrepreneurial discovery, agency activation, partnerships, causal and effectual approaches

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.06

RUNIN WP 05/2018 Utku Ali Rıza Alpaydın, Kwadwo Atta-Owusu, Saeed Moghadam-Saman

The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development: The Case of Rogaland Region

Keywords: Role of universities, Regional development, Innovation, Rogaland, University of Stavanger.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.05

RUNIN WP 04/2018 Rhoda Ahoba-Sam, Maria Salomaa & David Charles

On overcoming the barriers to regional engagement: Reflections from the University of Lincoln

Keywords: Universities, Innovation, Regional Development, Lincoln, United Kingdom.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.04

RUNIN WP 03/2018 David Fernández Guerrero & Gerwin Evers

Co-creation of Localised Capabilities between Universities and Nascent Industries: The Case of Aalborg University and the North Denmark Region

Keywords: Universities, Innovation, Industry, Aalborg, Denmark.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.03

RUNIN WP 02/2018 Sofya Kopelyan & Lisa Nieth

Regional Mission Impossible? The Twente Region and the University of Twente

Keywords: Regional mission, Twente Region, University of Twente.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.02

RUNIN WP 01/2018 Eloïse Germain-Alamartine

Transitioning from an Economic to a Broader Social Impact: A Case Study of a Swedish University

Keywords: Entrepreneurial University, Engaged University, Regional Development, Science Park, Sweden.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.01

Working Paper series 2017

RUNIN WP 02/2017 Sergio Manrique & Huong Nguyen

Balancing Regional Engagement and Internationalisation The Case of Autonomous University of Barcelona

Keywords: Universities, Innovation, Regional Development, UAB, Barcelona.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2017.02

RUNIN WP 01/2017 Liliana Fonseca & Ridvan Cinar

Engaged and Innovative Universities in Less-Developed Regions The Case of the University of Aveiro

Keywords: Universities, Innovation, Regional Development, Aveiro, Portugal.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2017.01


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