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The Co-creation of Locally Useful Knowledge by Business Schools  

Martin Binks and Simon Mosey

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
In the UK, business schools are being exhorted by government to engage with local organizations to enhance their competitiveness. However, a historical legacy of providing courses for ... More

Competitive Advantages from University Research Parks  

Albert N. Link

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
The flow of knowledge from a university research park is not a new theme in the academic domain. Scholars have emphasized the flow of knowledge from university research parks, but those ... More

The Development of Brazilian Education: A Tale of Lost Opportunities?  

Claudio de Moura Castro

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter examines the evolution of education in Brazil over the long term. It is established that historical circumstances allied to successive policy failures help account for ... More

The Economics of Health in Brazil  

Antonio Carlos Coelho Campino, Maria Dolores Montoya Diaz, and Flavia Mori Sarti

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter examines the historical background to the Brazilian health system and analyzes its characteristics from an economic perspective, considering the magnitude and evolution of ... More

Geographical Price Variation, Housing Assistance, and Poverty  

Dirk W. Early and Edgar O. Olsen

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This article examines the impact of correcting official poverty rates for geographical differences in the cost of living and housing. It calculates revised poverty thresholds by using improved ... More

Lessons on Microenterprise Development from a University-Based Microlending Development Program  

Katharine Briar-Lawson, Paul Miesing, Donald S. Siegel, and Brad Watts

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
This chapter describes the University at Albany’s innovative $2.5 million Small Enterprise Economic Development (SEED) program. The program provides character-based microloans to ... More

The Role of Universities in Local and Regional Competitiveness  

Erik E. Lehmann

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
The purpose of this chapter is to identify and analyze the role that universities and public research institutions play in influencing local competitiveness and regional development by ... More

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