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Innovation in cultural industries: The role of university links

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  • Zukauskaite, Elena

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    (CIRCLE, Lund University)

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This paper analyses the role of university knowledge in innovation processes of cultural industries. Most of the previous studies on cultural industries highlighted the importance of locally clustered firms in innovation processes. Studies, analyzing university-industry collaboration focused on technological development or industrial R&D, neglecting cultural industries as object of analysis. The paper addresses this gap in the literature while analyzing collaboration with university patterns and innovation processes of new media firms in Scania, Southern Sweden. The findings reveal that innovation, influenced by industry-academia collaboration, takes place not only in technology based industries. Collaborative aspects of innovation process go beyond R&D transfer and include joint competence building, changes in market concepts and new social corporate responsibility actions. This paper adds to the understanding of innovation processes in cultural industries by introducing university as one more important actor in the knowledge exchange networks.

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Paper provided by Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy in its series CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers with number 2010/15.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 01 Nov 2010
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:lucirc:2010_015

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Keywords: University-industry collaboration; innovation; cultural industries; new media; knowledge exchange;

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  1. Lynne G. Zucker & Michael R. Darby & Jeff S. Armstrong, 2001. "Commercializing Knowledge: University Science, Knowledge Capture, and Firm Performance in Biotechnology," NBER Working Papers 8499, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Martin, Roman & Moodysson, Jerker & Zukauskaite, Elena, 2010. "Regional Innovation Policy beyond ‘Best Practice’: Lessons from Sweden," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2010/14, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
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  1. Elena MARINOVA & Anca BORZA, 2013. "The Creative Industries and New Trends in the Economic World," Economia. Seria Management, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 16(2), pages 327-332, December.

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