Universities and regions: New insights and emerging developments
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Original versionBerg, L. N., Thomas, E., Iakovleva, T., Pinheiro, R., & Benneworth, P. (2022). Universities and regions: New insights and emerging developments. In T. Iakovleva, E. Thomas, L. N. Berg, R. Pinheiro, & P. Benneworth (Eds.), Universities and regional engagement: From the exceptional to the everyday (pp. 203-219). Taylor & Francis. 10.4324/9781003150299-14
In this concluding chapter, the editors take stock of the empirical findings across the cases and levels of analysis and link the empirical evidence to the analytical framework presented in Chapter 2. In so doing, we revisit the interplay between macro, meso, and micro dimensions of the environments as well as the temporality in which higher education institutions (HEIs) operate, which, taken together, help shape the mundane (everyday) or routine behaviours of actors within HEIs. The editors conclude by suggesting that the empirical evidence and conceptual insights advanced in this volume represent a needed first step, yet more needs to be done (future studies) to further unpack how the dynamic process associated with the everyday university-region interplay plays out in practice, and how it can be successfully managed and sustained over time.