Bridging the Gap between Universities of Professional Education and Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises

E. Masurel, P. Nijkamp

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Abstract

Improving the relationship between knowledge institutions (especially Universities of Professional Education, UPE) and Small-and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) is one of the challenges of current economic policy. Innovation is an important aspect of this policy. However, the characteristics of both UPEs and SMEs appear to be an obstacle in bridging the gap between these two groups. Based on an analysis of survey data from SMEs, this paper contributes to bridging this gap. Information concerning the relationship with UPEs was collected from entrepreneurs to draw strategic policy lessons. Copyright © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-43
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy
Volume7
Issue number1, 2, 3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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