Universities, The bioscience sector and local economic development in oxfordshire: Challenges and opportunities

Helen Lawton Smith, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Laurel Edmunds

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While investments in certain places yield jobs, growth and prosperity similar investments in others locations fail to produce the desired effects (Feldman, 2014). As an outcome of governmental policies to foster innovation in companies in the healthcare sector, both research and innovation are clustered in particular places (Cooke 2013) as it is often research universities that are central players in research and research-led innovation that have societal value in the healthcare sector, funded both by public funds as well as by the private sector (Arbo and Benneworth 2007, Bagchi-Sen and Lawton Smith 2010). Our case study draws on data from three key bioscience regions along with an emerging region. The chapter focuses specifically on the extent of the role of Oxford University in driving the healthcare cluster development over time while considering the role of other organisations (local and national) and local context specific factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Universities and Regional Development
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781784715717
ISBN (Print)9781784715700
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences


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