lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
A cross-national environmental cluster collaboration: Shifting between an analytical and management level of the triple helix
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science. (ESEG)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science. (ESEG)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1903-760X
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
Univ Lancaster, UK.
2015 (English)In: Science and Public Policy, ISSN 0302-3427, E-ISSN 1471-5430, Vol. 42, no 4, 583-593 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The STInno project, which was part of the EU Framework Programme 7 aimed to minimise thedistance between south–north regions in Europe with a specific focus on wastewater treatmentclusters. Three triple helix collaborations from three different countries participated, using theirknowledge to work on a case study of olive mill wastewaters. The objective of this paper was tostudy how the triple helix functioned in practice. Results showed that a management model of thetriple helix is somewhat different from the analytical model. A shift between these two viewsoccurred during the project and the participants had to relate to this, as it had an effect onthe outcomes. Concepts of social capital and trust are used to further elaborate on this byemphasising the importance of the people side of the triple helix and how the original, analyticalmodel can be limiting when used in management practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 42, no 4, 583-593 p.
Keyword [en]
triple helix, social capital, environmental science, university-industry collaboration, wastewater, Framework Programme 7
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science; Social Sciences, Sociology; Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38852DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu075ISI: 000361041500011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-38852DiVA: diva2:777830
Available from: 2015-01-09 Created: 2015-01-09 Last updated: 2017-02-09Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. An Interactive Research Approach to the Triple Helix Model in Environmental Science
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Interactive Research Approach to the Triple Helix Model in Environmental Science
2015 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Increased interaction between scientists and the social environment is considered to be one of the characteristics of modern science. This interaction can occur through collaboration between different sectors in society. In connection to this, the Triple Helix model claims that interaction between university, industry and public sectors, is key to modern innovation development. So far, cross-sector interaction between actors in environmental science has been scarcely studied in a scientific manner. Most studies carried out in the area have disregarded the actual practice of such collaborations and what happens in projects where these sectors interact. As this has become a common way to solve environmental problems, it is of considerable importance to gain more knowledge about this process. The objective of this research was to study and explain cross-sector collaboration. Using the interactive research method, characterised by joint learning and interaction with the participants, this was explored through two case studies. The method was well suited for studying ongoing interactions between the university, industry and public sectors. The first case was an international collaboration between representatives of the Triple Helix sectors. Here, olive-mill wastewater in Greece was the focus. The Triple Helix framework was used both on the intended analytical level and at a management level closer to the actor level of the participants. The second case was a three-year environmental research project in the Kalmar region where strong university-industry collaboration was carried out in order to find wastewater treatment solutions in the wood industry. This collaboration was extended to include more actors in the region during the process. The actual practice of these cases showed the importance of a dialogue between participants. Triple Helix can be used as an initial framework for such a dialogue through which the model is redefined by input from all sectors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kalmar: Linnaeus University, 2015. 78 p.
Series
Licentiate thesis in environmental science
Keyword
university-industry collaboration, triple helix, interactive research, wastewater, relevance of research, third task
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology; Natural Science, Environmental Science; Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38858 (URN)978-91-87925-40-5 (ISBN)
Presentation
2015-01-30, Fullriggaren, Landgången 3, Kalmar, 09:30 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2015-01-28 Created: 2015-01-09 Last updated: 2016-11-02Bibliographically approved
2. Environmental research collaboration: Cross-sector knowledge production in environmental science
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Environmental research collaboration: Cross-sector knowledge production in environmental science
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Alternative title[sv]
Sektorsövergripande samverkan för kunskapsproduktion i miljövetenskapen
Abstract [en]

Increased interaction between science and society is recognised as one of the characteristics of contemporary science. Solving the complex environmental problems of our day also necessitate such interactions. In this thesis, theories of knowledge production and innovation, including the triple helix and Mode 2, were used to analyse and assess environmental science critically. The triple helix model claims that interaction between university, industry, and government, is essential for innovation development. The Mode 2 of science emphasises the social embeddedness of science. These theories of knowledge production are situated on a macro level. Most studies carried out about this have disregarded the interactions in practice between science and society. The aim of the thesis was to explore how these theories manifest themselves in practice. Further, the aim was to contribute to knowledge about cross-sector interactions in environmental research collaboration. Interactive research was conducted in three environmental research projects. One survey was also conducted on a national level. Results are distributed in five research papers. Firstly, the results showed that the triple helix became somethings else on a project level. Further, when working in a triple helix-based collaboration participants encountered boundaries and which could be crossed using boundary-spanning means. The use of dialogue arenas in interactive research, meaning research oriented workshops and seminars, aided both participants and the researcher to cross disciplinary and cross-sector boundaries. Solving environmental problems, using cross-sector research collaboration, necessitated the recognition of the collaborative process itself. An abstract environmental idea such as the circular economy was also found to contribute to bridging the gaps between research and society. Lastly, the research showed that environmental scientists reflect upon the relevance of their research. The scientists felt the need to provide society with relevant research and adjust their research choices due to this. This thesis ends up with a discussion about a Mode 3 of knowledge production where the democratisation of research is crucial. Here a fourth helix represents the further inclusion of society in general. A fifth helix includes the natural environment as a driver for collaboration, forming a quintuple helix which incorporates the environmental relevance into collaboration. This thesis contributes to knowledge about theories of knowledge production, cross-sector research collaboration and the role of environmental science in society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Linnaeus University Press, 2017. 145 p.
Series
Linnaeus University Dissertations, 273/2017
Keyword
Triple helix, quintuple helix, Mode 3, cross-sector research collaboration, interactive research; boundaries, knowledge production, relevance of research, environmental science
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science; Social Sciences, Sociology; Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60611 (URN)978-91-88357-55-7 (ISBN)
Public defence
2017-03-03, Fullriggaren, Kocken, Landgången 4, Kalmar, 09:30 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2017-02-16 Created: 2017-02-09 Last updated: 2017-03-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Rosenlund, JoacimHogland, WilliamJohansson, Anders W.
By organisation
Department of Biology and Environmental ScienceDepartment of Organisation and Entrepreneurship
In the same journal
Science and Public Policy
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)Environmental Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 103 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf