Conceptualizing Export Growth in the Context of Triple Helix in Shrinking Regions A Case Study of South East Drenthe (The Netherlands)

Wolter Borger, Gert-Jan Hummel, Shilpa Samplonius


This paper is a theoretical exercise to conceptualize the application of triple helix concept in one of the shrinking provinces of the Netherland. The triple helix concept is embodied in the form of the so called export promotion measure to provide low threshold alternative to the marginalized companies in the province. With help of revenue matrix, there are four sketches are depicted graphically to show the result of export promotion measure. The results show that the content wise high expertise of the professional education, the strategical assignments from the willing companies and the support of funding from the government turn out to be necessary conditions for the success for moving to the potential sector for the export, that in turn is able to create the necessary demand essential to the existence of the corporate sector in the shrinking provinces.

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European Scientific Journal (ESJ)


ISSN: 1857 - 7881 (Print)
ISSN: 1857 - 7431 (Online)



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