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International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship
International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship


Special Issue on: "Challenges of Triple Helix nexus in managing science parks and the role of innovation centers in fostering high-tech start-ups"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Jarunee Wonglimpiyarat, Thammasat University, Thailand
Dr. Lena Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Science parks and innovation centers are currently seen as development models for the growth of high-tech start-ups based on the partnerships between universities, research institutions and industries. Many governments have placed increasing emphasis on program initiatives to support small high-tech firms. However, science parks and innovation centers in many countries are not quite successful as expected. Whilst the importance of science parks and innovation centers for economic development is widely acknowledged, the value creation and technology commercialization success is seen as a vital part of an effective incubator redesign. Thus, the reformation of science parks and innovation centers is critical in nurturing high growth start-up enterprises in transition conditions for entrepreneurship.

In this special issue, we will focus on how to turn science parks and innovation centers into a generator of new enterprises. Moreover, we will review the challenges of the new innovation system to accelerate innovation commercialisation according to the Triple Helix Model. We also encourage contributions that analyse the role of government incubator support initiatives in managing R&D activities, encouraging technology transfer and commercialization. This special issue brings together academics, practitioners, researchers, and aims to deliver a reference edition for all those interested in the governance structure of the Triple Helix in redesigning an effective innovation incubation.

Subject Coverage
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • The challenging role of science parks and innovation centers in supporting small high tech firms
  • Performance of science parks and innovation centers in terms of university-industry interactions
  • Policies for promoting Triple Helix linkages
  • New public policies in support of technological innovations
  • Technolopolis for high-tech new ventures' creation and development
  • Corporate venturing in high-tech business

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Papers Submission section under Author Guidelines

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 15 December 2010 (extended)

Notification to Authors: 15 May 2011