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Pokidina, V., Tuunainen, J., & Mainela, T. (2023). Institutional Innovation in University-based Experimental Spaces: the Case of Oulu Game Lab. Triple Helix (published online ahead of print 2023).

Institutional innovation in university-based experimental spaces : the case of Oulu Game Lab

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Author: Pokidina, Valeriia1; Tuunainen, Juha1; Mainela, Tuija1
Organizations: 1Oulu Business School, University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Brill, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-08-23


This article explores preconditions and developmental dynamics of institutional innovation in higher education organizations as an outcome of a collaborative educational initiative — a university-based experimental space. Such collaborative learning configurations are often designed to stimulate local economic development after a downturn in regional industrial landscapes. The experimental space studied here had a twofold mission: providing re-skilling and re-education opportunities for unemployed ICT professionals and equipping them with business and employment bonds with regional game industry companies. To imbue a static outcome of institutional innovation with dynamic features, and to further develop the concept of Triple Helix spaces, we incorporated three sequential forms of institutional work in our analysis: boundary work, distancing work, and anchoring work.

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Series: Triple helix
ISSN: 2590-0366
ISSN-E: 2197-1927
ISSN-L: 2590-0366
Volume: 19
Issue: 6
Pages: 1 - 37
DOI: 10.1163/21971927-bja10041
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 512 Business and management
Funding: Open access publication of this article was generously supported by the Academy of Finland project (decision number 316545).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 316545
Detailed Information: 316545 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © Valeriia Pokidina et al., 2023 | ISSN: 2197-1927 (online). This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC BY 4.0 license.