Triple helix in Limburg : The economy and the regional government in transition
The economy of Limburg is changing. The predominantly industry based economy is transitioning towards a knowledge based economy. In order to preserve employment and to gain a competitive edge through this transition, the government of Limburg released the so called Versnellingsagenda’s. These Versnellingsagenda’s did not only define the economic transition but also the institutional transition that the government of Limburg had to make in order to cope with the changing demands of the economy. The Chemelot campus was a project to help the regional economy transition towards a knowledge based economy. This study is an exploratory study to understand the role of the regional government in the development of the Chemelot campus in more detail. The main research question can be formulated as following: What is the role of the government of Limburg in stimulating the knowledge economy on the Chemelot campus and to what extent has the founding of the Consortium Chemelot B.V. led to a transformation of this role?
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen