Universities as catalysts of change in locked-in and vulnerable resource-based regions of the global south

José Luis Medina-Bueno, José Guimón, Elvira Uyarra, Mabel Sanchez Barrioluengo

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Abstract

This paper explores the contribution of universities to regional development and innovation in locked-in and vulnerable resource-based regions of the global south. Building on a regional change agency approach, we identify the combination of key factors and context preconditions for universities to successfully fulfil their local engagement role in a particularly challenging environment. To do so, we use a comparative case study of two mining regions in Peru. Our results reveal that the prevalence of a climate of conflict and the lack of an innovation culture in the regional ecosystem are important challenges, while strategic leadership and institutional capacities are central elements for universities to fulfil their role as transformative agents.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRegional Studies
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2024

Keywords

  • Developmental Universities
  • third mission
  • regional innovation systems
  • resource-based regions
  • peripheral regions
  • change agency
  • mining
  • Peru

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

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