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Universities in crisis?—new challenges and strategies in two English city-regions


  • David Charles
  • Fumi Kitagawa
  • Elvira Uyarra


Universities in the UK have experienced dramatic changes since the onset of the global financial crisis, partly due to the immediate effects of the crisis, but also to the change in national government, upheavals in higher education policy and austerity measures. Increased pressure for local engagement with business has been combined with a rescaling of local economic development governance, and a shift from regional collaboration to a more localist agenda. This paper examines the implications of these changes on university institutional strategies and patterns of collaboration in two city regions: Newcastle and Greater Manchester.

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  • David Charles & Fumi Kitagawa & Elvira Uyarra, 2014. "Universities in crisis?—new challenges and strategies in two English city-regions," Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Cambridge Political Economy Society, vol. 7(2), pages 327-348.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:cjrecs:v:7:y:2014:i:2:p:327-348.

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    1. Mabel Sánchez Barrioluengo & Elvira Uyarra & Fumi Kitagawa, 2016. "The Evolution Of Triple Helix Dynamics: The Case Of English Higher Education Institutions," Working Papers 32, Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research, revised Jul 2016.
    2. Maribel Guerrero & David Urbano & Alain Fayolle & Magnus Klofsten & Sarfraz Mian, 2016. "Entrepreneurial universities: emerging models in the new social and economic landscape," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 47(3), pages 551-563, October.

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