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Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education

JEDHE-Master-LogoThe Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education is an online, peer-­reviewed journal dedicated to the study of university-­led economic development. The Journal examines ways in which institutions of higher education foster competitiveness through human capital formation; research and innovation; and quality-­of-­place strategies that make communities attractive places to live, work, operate businesses, and raise families.

Submissions for Publication: The Journal encourages articles on new frameworks, theories, or concepts; data-­driven research articles; program evaluations; qualitative or quantitative case studies that highlight or analyze the role played by institutions of higher education and/or opinion pieces in:

  • Promoting economic development, innovation, and entrepreneurship, especially through interdisciplinary initiatives and public-­private partnerships;
  • Improving the impact, reach, and applicability of the institution’s research—and improving the impact and reach of other strategic niches of expertise—to enhance institutional and regional competitiveness;
  • Applying basic and applied research to solve an industry’s—or the region’s—most pressing challenges;
  • Leveraging institutional research and other resources to accelerate business formation and growth, develop new products and services, and/or link local businesses to the global economy through foreign investment or trade;
  • Engaging and linking elements of their region’s innovation ecosystem;
  • Developing and implementing solutions to their region’s human capital and workforce needs;
  • Facilitating access by various constituents to information or institutional resources;
  • Stewardship for vibrant regions:
    • Innovative economies,
    • Livable communities,
    • Social inclusion, and
    • Collaborative governance

The journal also seeks submissions addressing the theoretical underpinnings on exactly why and how university-­led economic development benefits society. Questions about potential submissions should be directed to Brian Richard, JEDHE Editor.

 

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University Economic Development Association
PO Box 97930
Pittsburgh, PA 15227

216.200.UEDA (8332)
info@universityeda.org