Keywords: science parks, global economy, regional development, science-based industry, research and development management, evaluation, university-industry relations, network theory, transaction costs, evaluation
The Cabral-Dahab Science Park Management Paradigm: an introduction
The Cabral-Dahab Science Park Management Paradigm has posed an important challenge to researchers, managers and policy-makers. Eight papers, which validate and apply the paradigm, are presented in this special issue. The papers cover a sufficient variety of countries to reinforce the importance of the paradigm from a global perspective: Brazil, Sweden, USA, China and Kuwait. While traditional organisational forms and systems encounter difficulties in the global economy, the science park, when properly managed, offers a potentially successful university-industry interface. The ten points of the Cabral-Dahab Paradigm provide guidance for success. The papers also provide a new definition of innovation and, as a consequence, of science parks.