Science Parks and talent attraction management: university students as a strategic resource for innovation and entrepreneurship
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2020

This paper aims to expand our understanding of talent attraction management in Science Parks with a specific interest in university students/alumni as a human and strategic resource. The underlying rationale is how the links with universities can be supported and how the Science Park management can contribute to successful relationships with universities and university students/alumni, in order to develop tenant firms and the park itself. A questionnaire was sent out in 2018–120 parks. This study includes 25 variables, and four significant regression models are presented. The main finding is that Science Park talent attraction activities act as a mediating variable, which affects the informal and formal partnerships between students and firms/universities as well as how the park management can contribute to successful relationships. By attracting students, tenant firms can have a positive impact on their performance as well as Science Park development.

Science Park

Talent attraction management




Hans Löfsten

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Magnus Klofsten

Linköpings universitet

Eduardo Cadorin

Linköpings universitet

European Planning Studies

0965-4313 (ISSN) 1469-5944 (eISSN)

Vol. 28 12 2465-2488



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