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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
RUNIN WP 13/2018 Eloïse Germain-Alamartine
The Integration of Collaboration Skills in Doctoral Education
Keywords: Doctoral Education, PhD, Skills, Collaboration.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
RUNIN WP 07/2018 Sergio Manrique
Creating Bridges Between Corporate Governance and Innovation
Keywords: Corporate Governance, Innovation, University-Firm Collaboration, Entrepreneurship, Regional Development.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Titles are submitted to the editorial team for internal review and inclusion in the series. As ‘works in progress’,
these are drafts prior to review and publication in scientific journals. The WP thus functions as an institutional
repository of first-cut material meant to stimulate an ongoing discussion and scholarship. It is in no way an obstacle
to those seeking to further develop and formally publish their work. Publication as a working paper does not preclude
its publication elsewhere.
Throughout the course of the RUNIN project, the WP will periodically publish papers that fall within its academic
scope. Contributions are welcomed from RUNIN fellows and supervisors, academics and PhD students. For further information,
please check the WP series guidelines or contact the editorial team at email@example.com
- Liliana Fonseca – Editor – Universidade de Aveiro
- Sergio Manrique – Editor – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
- Huong Nguyen – Editor – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
- Paul Benneworth – Editorial Team Supervisor – University of Twente