Can processes make relationships work? The Triple Helix between structure and action

Kevin Grant, Martin Meyer, Jari Kuusisto

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This contribution seeks to explore how complex adaptive theory can be applied at the conceptual level to unpack Triple Helix models. We use two cases to examine this issue ? the Finnish Strategic Centres for Science, Technology Innovation (SHOKs) and the Canadian Business-led Networks of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE). Both types of centres are organisational structures that aspire to be business-led, with a considerable portion of their activities driven by (industrial) users? interests and requirements. Reflecting on the centres? activities along three dimensions ? knowledge generation, consensus building and innovation ? we contend that conceptualising the Triple Helix from a process perspective will improve the dialogue between stakeholders and shareholders.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-368
Number of pages18
Issue number4
Early online date25 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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