Cities of innovation: exploring the role of local community organisations in ‘constructing advantage'

Samuel Garrett-Jones, Michael Gross, Gregg Kerr, Suzanne Kotevski, Sara Zaeemdar

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

Abstract

Cities and regions around the world are attempting to ‘construct advantage’ by intervening to create knowledge- and innovation-based economic and social development. This paper considers the rationale for such intervention and in particular reviews the concept of ‘community innovation organisations’ by exploring their definition, origins, and purpose. It develops a classification of local innovation actors and their functions. We argue that the contribution of community based organisations to local innovation-based economic and social development has been largely overlooked in Australia by comparison with studies and initiatives in Europe and North America. We propose a programme of empirical research to assess the contribution and effectiveness of community innovation bodies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event21st ANZAM Conference 2007 - Sydney
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

Conference

Conference21st ANZAM Conference 2007
Period1/01/07 → …

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Cities of innovation: exploring the role of local community organisations in ‘constructing advantage''. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this