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Business and Science Park Organizations: Influenced or Influential? The case of Hermia Tampere (Finland) and Kennispark Twente (Netherlands)

Reezigt, Maarten (2010) Business and Science Park Organizations: Influenced or Influential? The case of Hermia Tampere (Finland) and Kennispark Twente (Netherlands).

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Abstract:Since the first foundation of business and science parks, accompanying developmental organizations („business and science park organizations‟) have not always received full attention. This is believed to be caused by the fact that the activities and efforts of these organizations are often not publicly visible (Anttiroiko, 2004). Creating connections, forming and managing projects and the overall development of a region is a scenery most visible in meeting rooms instead of practical and touchable products. The internal structure of these organizations is often only known to its own employees and the influence of this on the performance is still a fairly undiscovered area of research (Anttiroiko, 2004). This research project tries to make an empirical effort in doing so, based on the business and science park organizations of Hermia, Tampere (Finland) and Kennispark, Twente (The Netherlands). Tampere and Twente are two regions with similar historical aspects. Both regions have a comparable number of inhabitants, share a history in textile industries, include a technical university and both regions do not form the financial or political centers of their country. These similarities are critical when assessing the influence of the constructs of these organizations on the performances because it eliminates a number of basic external influences that might affect the analysis. It is therefore interesting to compare the historical path of the two regions and to seen where they stand today.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59972
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