Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1822/11703

TitleA growth model for the quadruple helix innovation theory
Author(s)Afonso, Óscar
Monteiro, Sara
Thompson, Maria João Ribeiro
KeywordsEconomic growth
Innovation ecosystems
Quadruple helix innovation model
Issue date2010
PublisherUniversidade do Minho. Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas (NIPE)
Citation“NIPE Working Paper”. 12 (2010) 1-21.
Abstract(s)We propose a theoretical growth model with which to frame analytically the Quadruple Helix Innovation Theory (QHIT). The aim is to emphasise the investment in innovation transmission mechanisms in terms of economic growth and productivity gains, in one-high-technology sector, by stressing the role played by the helices of the Quadruple Helix Innovation Model: Academiaand Technological Infrastructures, Firms of Innovation, Government and Civil Society. In the existing literature, the relationship between the helices and respective impacts on economic growth does not appear clear. Results are fragiledue to data weakness and the inexistence of a theoretical framework to specify the relationship between the helices. Hence our motivation for providing the QHIT with a theoretical growth model. Our intent is to model the importance of emerging, dynamically adaptive, and transdisciplinary knowledge and innovation ecosystems to economic growth. We .nd that higher economic growth rate is obtained as a result of an increase in synergies and complementarities between different productive units, or an incease in productive government expenditure.
TypeWorking paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/11703
Peer-Reviewedno
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:NIPE - Documentos de Trabalho

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
NIPE_WP_12_2010.pdf262,02 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Partilhe no FacebookPartilhe no TwitterPartilhe no DeliciousPartilhe no LinkedInPartilhe no DiggAdicionar ao Google BookmarksPartilhe no MySpacePartilhe no Orkut
Exporte no formato BibTex mendeley Exporte no formato Endnote Adicione ao seu ORCID