Revisiting the innovation systems of cross-border cities: the role of higher education institution and cross-boundary cooperation in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Yuyang KANG, Jin JIANG*

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Abstract

Over the past decades, the development of knowledge-based and innovation-led economy has gained the attention of higher education (HE) institutions. The Quadruple Helix Model of the relations amongst universities, industries, government and society provides a general framework for systematically investigating the dynamics of innovation amongst these agents. However, knowledge about their influence on cross-boundary cities is limited. The ways in which HE institutions bridge different innovation systems also remain unknown. This study thus examines the innovation systems of two neighbouring cities along the border, namely, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, and their multidirectional innovation cooperation. Research findings suggest that the two innovation systems differ in terms of the unequal role of the agents. The systems seem mutually complementary in terms of HE capacity and industrial composition, and cross-boundary cooperation in HE sectors currently occurs through various means. This study sheds light on the development of and cooperation between cross-border innovation systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-229
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Higher Education Policy and Management
Volume42
Issue number2
Early online date10 Dec 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

Keywords

  • Innovation network
  • Quadruple Helix Model
  • cross-border cooperation
  • higher education institution
  • knowledge cluster

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    Challenges to research systems, academic research and knowledge production in East Asia: Learning from the past to inform future policy

    HORTA, H. & MOK, K-H., Apr 2020, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 42, 2.

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