Public Private Partnerships as a Systemic Instrument of Governance in Regional Innovation Policy

International Public Administration Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2016

18 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2016

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Iryna Kristensen

Nordic Center for Spatial Development

Walter Scherrer

University of Salzburg

Date Written: December 14, 2015

Abstract

We discuss which systemic functions can be implemented in regional innovation systems by using public private partnerships (PPP) as a vehicle of governance in innovation policy. We analyze PPPs in the field of regional innovation policy in which Swedish municipalities and regional authorities have been involved. We find that such PPPs are able to address knowledge related systemic goals of regional innovation policy more comprehensively than entrepreneurial goals; that PPPs tend to address the quantitative dimensions of systemic goals of regional innovation policy better than qualitative dimensions; and that there is considerable variation how PPPs address innovation-related goals across types of regions and industries involved.

Keywords: Public Private Partnerships, Regional Innovation Systems, Systemic Instrument of Regional Innovation Policy, Regional Governance

JEL Classification: O38, R59

Suggested Citation

Kristensen, Iryna and Scherrer, Walter, Public Private Partnerships as a Systemic Instrument of Governance in Regional Innovation Policy (December 14, 2015). International Public Administration Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2760262

Iryna Kristensen (Contact Author)

Nordic Center for Spatial Development ( email )

Stockholm
Sweden

Walter Scherrer

University of Salzburg ( email )

Akademiestra├če 26
Salzburg, Salzburg 5020
Austria

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